Participation: Who and under what conditions?

Is there an overarching conference topic?

At the Linguistik Meetup, any linguistics topic (no matter what discipline it belongs to) can be submitted and presented.

Who can participate in the Meetup?

The Meetup is intended for students of linguistics courses and those with linguistics components. The focus is on allowing participants to interact with each other on linguistics topics.

Can I participate without giving a talk?

Yes, you can! However, we strongly recommend that you do so if you have a term paper, or a final dissertation. Both the presenters and the audience are primarily students interested in linguistics who would like to learn more about the research of like-minded people and who might even be able to offer some suggestions here and there. Thus, the Meetup offers an excellent opportunity to present one’s own projects to an unbiased audience.

Is there a registration fee?

There is no registration fee to attend the Linguistik Meetup.

Who can give a talk at the Meetup?

Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD students in programs that involve linguistics.

Give a talk: Prerequisites

What kind of presentation can I give?

Classic lectures (with or without PowerPoint presentation) or poster presentations are the most suitable. If you have any other creative idea on how to present your content, please feel free to contact us. In general, each slot lasts 25 minutes, and you should plan for about 10 minutes of discussion.

How do I design a scientific poster?

Check out our guideline on how to design a scientific poster. Or take a look at this example.

Can I present even if I am no longer enrolled at a university?

Yes, this is possible.

From which disciplines can the presentation come?

The paper should deal with language in a scientific way. We leave it up to you to decide which discipline it comes from.

What language can my talk be in?

Presentations can be given in German or English.


What is an abstract?

An abstract is a text that briefly and succinctly states the most essential points of the work you intend to present. It should serve as a compact summary of contents and arouse curiosity about the work and answers the following questions:

  • What is the goal of the work?
  • What are the main results?
  • For whom is the work interesting?
  • How did you proceed?

How many words should the abstract contain?

Maximum 300 words. Feel free to look at previous StuTS abstracts for guidance as well.

I am still unsure whether to submit my abstract. What if it gets rejected?

The Meetup is open to all abstracts from bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD students. You do not need to have conducted an empirical study yet, a concept will suffice. Your submission should meet scientific standards (e.g., proper citation, formal criteria). The Meetup gives you a safe space among students and can be your first or one of your first experiences with academic conferences.