Sheffield Linguistics Postgraduate Conference 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 been appointed as Conference Chair for the 2016 edition of the conference.