LINGUIST List 27.1606

Wed Apr 06 2016

Confs: General Ling/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 06-Apr-2016
From: Marieke Droogsma <>
Subject: TWISTx: 10th Student Conference in Linguistics
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TWISTx: 10th Student Conference in Linguistics
Short Title: TWISTx

Date: 22-Apr-2016 - 22-Apr-2016
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Contact: Marieke Droogsma
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

We are excited to announce the 10th Linguistics Conference on 22 April 2016. Undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students are very welcome to present their original research (e.g. for (a part of) a thesis or on a project) in a friendly atmosphere with fellow students, researchers and lecturers.

T.W.I.S.T., the Leiden student association for linguistics, has organized the students’ conference for the past nine years. This edition will be extra interesting as we are celebrating the 10th anniversary. It will be a notable event that everyone who is interested in linguistics will surely want to experience.

Research on all languages and all areas of linguistics are welcomed: from descriptive linguistics to syntax and from sociolinguistics to historical phonology. All presentations have a duration of 20 minutes and there will be five minutes time for discussion. Some topics from past conferences are: “Nominal tense: how Amazonian languages punch us in the face”, “The paradoxal combination of ‘yes no’ in spoken Dutch”, “Word learning strategies in SLI teenagers” and “Gallo-Romance in the Lex Salica”.

What we offer:

The T.W.I.S.T. students’ conference offers you a truly academic yet open and informal platform to present your research to fellow students and fellow researchers from all over the country. As a speaker you are naturally invited to attend lectures by guest speakers, students and postgraduates.
A lunch is provided.

The best papers will be selected for publication in the proceedings of the conference.
In between lectures and during the breaks you will have plenty of opportunities to meet and converse with fellow students, researchers and academic lecturers. The conferences have been attended by over 70 students and researchers.


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