Sheffield Linguistics Postgraduate Conference 2015

ShefLing PGC group 2015

The second annual graduate conference for linguistics (ShefLing PGC) took place in the Humanities Research Institute on 5-6 March. The two-day event hosted leading plenary speakers, exciting new graduate research, and workshops designed to offer postgraduate students advice on writing applications and improving their career prospects.

Bringing together young researchers from across the globe

The conference is entirely student-run, and already in its second year it is known as a player in the field. Sheffield postgraduate students were joined by students from across the globe for the conference. Altogether there were 29 young researchers presenting orally on diverse topics from language acquisition and identity to corpus studies and phonology; a further 13 presented their work as a poster.

Encouraging postgraduates to go further

Nina Szymor, PhD Candidate in the School of Languages and Cultures and Lector in Polish at Sheffield, commented:

We had excellent speakers from all over Europe and beyond, presenting on a wide range of linguistic topics. On top of that, we had three very interesting talks about issues that are important for every Postgraduate student - writing a good abstract, applying for grants, and careers in and outside academia. It was a fantastic experience!

Nina has volunteered to act as conference chair for the 2016 edition of the conference.

Find out more

The conference is run under the auspices of the Centre for Linguistic Research that brings together researchers working on language from across the University. Additional information about the conference can be found on the ShefLing PGC website.

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Photography supplied courtesy of Jarek Jozefowski, PhD candidate in SLC.