The Department of Linguistics regularly hosts conferences at which linguistic research is presented, including our own student-run Illinois Language and Linguistics Society. The Department Seminar serves as a forum for presentation of current research by department faculty and graduate students, linguists from other departments, and outside speakers. Several more informal reading and discussion groups are also in operation.


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Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (ILLS)
ILLS is an annual linguistics conference open to all subfields and aimed primarily at providing graduate and undergraduate students a friendly venue to present their work. ILLS is entirely student-organized and operated by the Linguistics Student Organization at UIUC.
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Sociolinguistics Symposium (SoSy)
SoSy is a graduate student-run symposium aimed primarily at providing graduate and advanced undergraduate students a forum to present and discuss their research on topics related to sociolinguistics.
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Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT)
MwALT is an organization for graduate students, faculty, and professionals working in the field of language assessment and evaluation.

We are proud to announce that MwALT will be hosted at UIUC in Fall 2023!