ShefLing PGC 2017: Call for Papers

We invite all postgraduate students and early career researchers to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the 4th ShefLing PGC (Sheffield Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics), which will take place at The University of Sheffield on 23–24 March 2017. Submissions are welcome from all areas of linguistics and language research, e.g. corpus linguistics, diachronic linguistics, first and second language acquisition, language policy, language teaching, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistics. In particular, we encourage first-time speakers to join us at this inclusive and friendly postgraduate conference.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 9 January 2016
Notification of acceptance: 15 January 2017
Registration opens: 01 January 2017

Registration closes: 16 February 2017


Please submit your abstract via the following form:

The abstract must not exceed 300 words (excluding references). Please format the citations and references in your abstract in accordance with the APA referencing system (more information on the APA style can be found here:

Speakers will be allotted 20 minutes for the presentation, followed by ten minutes for questions. The conference includes a dedicated poster session. The language of the conference is English.


For the most up-to-date information about the event and details about previous editions of ShefLingPGC, follow us on Twitter @ShefLingPGC, find us on Facebook ( or visit our website (

Please email queries to:

Here are a few links on how to write abstracts in linguistics:

Model Abstracts from the Linguistic Society of America

Maggie Tallerman’s guide on writing linguistics abstracts:


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