OSU Congress on Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics Symposium


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The 26th Annual Ohio State University Congress on Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics (OSUCHiLL)

OSUCHiLL is one of the premier graduate student conferences on Hispanic and Lusophone linguistics hosted in the US. The conference, organized entirely by graduate students in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State University, aims to bring together a wide variety of scholars working within distinct disciplines and on many different aspects of Spanish, Portuguese, Quechua, or any other indigenous language.  

Dates: March 24th - 25th, 2023 

For this conference, we welcome papers in English, Spanish, or Portuguese dealing with any aspect of linguistics in the Hispanic or Lusophone world, including but not limited to: sociolinguistics, language contact, language policy, language and education, creole and indigenous languages, psycholinguistics, historical linguistics, phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics. Spanish, Portuguese, and English can be used during talks. Speakers will be given 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion questions. 

The organizers of OSUCHiLL are excited to welcome as keynote speakers: 
Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Sylvia Sierra, Syracuse University

Dr. Sylvia Sierra of Syracuse University, whose research focuses on discourse analysis of social media data in Mexican Spanish and on everyday conversation in North American English, having published the book “Millennials Talking Media. Creating Intertextual Identities in Everyday Conversation”. 

Dr. Mike Mena, Brooklyn College-CUNY 

Dr. Mike Mena, Assistant Professor at Brooklyn College, CUNY whose research focuses on the ideological perceptions of race and language in the American education system. Additionally, Dr. Mena is the founder of the award-winning YouTube channel, The Social Life of Language, where he creates accessible and engaging content about sociolinguistics with the intention of reaching a wider audience and promoting the work of marginalized scholars.  

Call for Papers:

Abstract Submission Information:
Abstracts should be double-spaced, 12-point font, and should not exceed 500 words, excluding bibliography and tables.
Abstracts must be submitted via EasyAbstracts at:


NOTE: When you are prompted to indicate your 'Abstract Classification 1' please choose 'Long Presentation.' 

  • Deadline for receipt of abstracts: January 13, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: No later than February 1st, 2023



There is no fee for this conference.
Upon acceptance, presenters will be asked to register for the conference. 




Contact information: osuchill@osu.edu

Natàlia Server Benetó 

Ileana Perez

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