ILLC 2022 Conference

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The program will feature:

  • Guest Speaker:  Cristina Procaccino, World Language Department Chair, Thomas A. Edison High School, Alexandria, VA: ‘Creating a National Linguistics Network for K-12 Students
  • Discussants: Jacqueline Nenchin, PhD, School of Education & Human Services, Molloy College, Long Island  & Kyomi Gregory, CCC-SLP, PhD, Health Professions, Pace University, NY
  • Oral presentations by the current 18 NSF REU ILLC site fellows in linguistics and speech-language-hearing-communication sciences involving diverse languages
  • Poster presentations by High School and Undergraduate students from different states and countries.

Call for Poster Abstracts

(pdf version of call)

Abstract Submission Deadline: May 15, 2022, 11.59pm EST

High School and Undergraduate students who work with a Faculty Mentor on a research project on any aspects of linguistics or speech-language-hearing-communication sciences are invited to submit an abstract to present a poster at the 4th ILLC Conference.

Click here to submit your poster abstract.

High School Essay Contest

Essay Submission Deadline: Extended to May 15, 2022, 11.59pm EST


  • 1st Prize: $300 Gift Card
  • 2nd Prize: $250 Gift Card
  • 3rd Prize: $200 Gift Card

Length: 600 to 1,000 words

High School Students are invited to submit one of the following:

  1. A response essay on one of the articles on language science listed on
  2. For those students who have participated in a NACLO (North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad), in the Linguistics League or the Linguistic Bowls: an essay on how this experience has changed your life

Winners will be invited to participate in a panel on an initiative to include language sciences as a subject in High Schools to be held both face-to-face at Molloy College, Long Island, New York and online.

Click here to submit your essay.