The 52nd Students' Conference of Linguistics (StuTS) will take place in Berlin, November 21-25, 2012, at campus locations of Freie Universität (FU) and Technische Universität Berlin (TU). After 17 years, StuTS returns to Berlin - it is jointly organized by students of all four Berlin universities.
We invite students of linguistics and everyone else interested in the field to give a presentation in German or English, for example on the subject of a term paper, thesis or dissertation project. Alternatively, you can also simply take part in order to attend the talks and meet students from all over Germany and Europe. We therefore want to bring together students from as many different linguistic disciplines as possible. Moreover, we will try out tutorials as a new format for introducing methods and tools.
Important dates are listed below. One shall be highlighted: the early-bird discount is available until 2012-10-07.
We updated this section to clarify the description of tutorials. If you would like to give a tutorial and have questions concerning the format, please contact us at info at stuts52.de .
Conventional talks may take 20 or 40 minutes (plus 5 resp. 10 minutes for Q&A). They are typically based on a term paper or an academic thesis.
Additionally, there is an opportunity to give tutorials (duration and Q&A are identical to talks). During a tutorial, the tutor takes the audience through an exemplary application of a method or tool within the realm of linguistics. Focus should lie on the method/tool per se (rather than the outcome of its application). Tutors are asked to use a variety of examples and to make files available to the audience (e.g. on the StuTS website) so that participants can later reproduce and adapt the examples for their own purposes. Presenter are also asked to take a critical approach by discussing pros and cons of the method's application, e.g.: Are there alternative methods? What is the described method's advantage/disadvantage over alternative methods? – In your tutorial's abstract, please describe the exemplary application, specify any prior knowledge required to follow the tutorial and give the name of the tool or method.
Method tutorials could cover, e.g.: reading time studies, eye tracking, EEG, surveying, corpus analysis, introspection, or any other method that you have applied in your work.
Tool tutorials introduce software used to perform linguistic tasks, e.g.: tools to design reading time or eye tracking studies, annotation tools or statistics packages. You could also talk about generic tools that are essential for linguists during their academic work such as LaTeX, e.g., for writing term papers or final theses. Such a tutorial could cover how to list and annotate linguistic samples, draw syntax trees and other graphs or maintain indices, references and a bibliography in LaTeX. Materials would include a skeleton paper to be formatted during the tutorial and a handout with essential environments and further sources of information on LaTeX, like forums and on-line references.
Note that workshops are not planned, since time slots during StuTS are too short for hands-on training. Nevertheless, the audience should be involved in the talks and tutorials whenever possible.
Important Dates2012-10-07 Last day with early-bird discount
2012-11-11 Abstract submission deadline
2012-11-11 Deadline for registrations*
2012-11-22 StuTS at FU Berlin
2012-11-23-2012-11-24 StuTS at TU Berlin
* if space isn't exhausted earlier