66th Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, New Jersey, April 1 - 3, 2022

Co-Sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), the Language Center (TLC), the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures (SAS, New Brunswick), the Department of Jewish Studies (SAS, New Brunswick), and the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey


Conference Theme: Language and Social Justice

Register now to participate in our 66th annual meeting! The theme for this year’s meeting is Language and Social Justice. From April 1st to April 3rd, 55 speakers from 10 countries will participate in 15 sessions on the following topics:

    • Linguistic Hegemony and Resistance
    • Language and Inequality: Identity, Race, and Ethnicity
    • Language and Gender
    • Discourse and Pragmatics
    • Scripts and Writing
    • Linguistic Diversity and Change
    • Philology and History of Scholarship
    • Field Linguistics
    • Multilingual Education: Preparing Teachers for Today’s Linguistically Diverse Classrooms and Communities
    • Research on L2 Literacy Instruction
    • Inclusive Language Pedagogy

Our attendees will also participate in two panels on the following topics:

    • Addressing Linguistic Discrimination on Our Campuses: Some Strategies That Work
    • Translanguaging for Social Justice in Multilingual Contexts

Plenary Talks

Ghil’ad Zuckermann, University of Adelaide, Australia — “Righting the Wrong of the Past and Empowering Indigenous / Minority Wellbeing: Linguicide, Language Revival and Social Justice”

John McWhorter, Columbia University — “From Slur to Taboo: A Global Perspective on Evolving Perceptions of the N-Word”

Ousseina Alidou, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey — “African Multilingualism and Scripts for Global Humanities: Understanding Colonial Legacies for Imagining Just Futures” (AB-2400)

In tandem with the 66th annual meeting, we are also hosting a K-12 Teachers’ Workshop on the theme of “Languaging for Social Justice” on Saturday, April 2nd at 10am. A full program is available here.

ILA 2022 Program

Conference Registration Information

It is necessary to become a member of the ILA to participate in the annual meeting (but not in the one-day K-12 Teachers’ Workshop, which is open to non-members). One can become a member of the ILA at any time. Reduced membership and conference registration rates are available to students, retirees, contingent faculty, K-12 teachers, and residents of soft-currency countries. Please register here.

Registration fees:

    • Regular Rate: $150
    • Reduced Rate: $100

Workshop Registration (One Day Registration)

    • K-12 Teachers: US $30 (includes access to same day plenary session)

Conference Venue
Academic Building, 15 Seminary Place
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ 07712 USA

Further Information

Inquiries may be sent to the Conference and Workshop Organizers:

Charles G. Häberl, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (haberl@rutgers.edu)
Maryam Borjian, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (mborjian@amesall.rutgers.edu)

For further information about the International Linguistic Association, visit www.ilaword.org

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