ShefLingPGC 2016: Registration now open

Registration is now open for the third Sheffield Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics! The conference will be held at the University of Sheffield, UK from 27-28 January 2016.

Register online at:

The registration fee is £20. Registration closes 31 December 2015.


ShefLingPGC 2016: Presenters have been notified


We’ve had a great time reviewing submissions to this year’s conference. Thanks for everyone who contributed their hard work writing and reviewing abstracts. Everyone who submitted an abstract has now been notified, so check your inbox if you’re expecting a decision!

We’re pleased to be able to accommodate three types of presentations this year. Oral presentations will be 20 minutes long, with time for questions. Some poster presentations will be associated with five-minute oral presentations, so presenters can briefly introduce their research to conference delegates. There will be a dedicated poster session for all poster presentations.

The registration process will be accomplished online via the University of Sheffield. We’re waiting for the tech boffins to get the link live, and we’ll post it here when it is. The registration fee for the conference is £20.

If you have any questions, drop us an email at See you in January!

ShefLing PGC 2016: Call for Papers

We invite all postgraduate students and early career researchers to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the 3rd ShefLingPGC (Sheffield Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics), which will take place at The University of Sheffield on 27th & 28th January 2016. 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: 15 September 2015

Notification of acceptance: 15 October 2015

Registration opens: 15 October 2015 

Registration closes: 31 December 2015


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

PRESENTATION GUIDELINES 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.

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