The programme is here!

Papers! Papers! Papers! The new #StuTS68 programme is out. You can find it here. A lot goes into squeezing over 150 talks and workshops into only 3 days. This blogpost aims to give you a behind-the-scenes look into the planning process for the sake of full transparency.

So, here we go. First things first, you wonderful, awesome people submitted 7 workshops, 25 short talks and 120 talks. All of this awesomeness will be complemented by 7 special keynotes. Our keynote speakers are:

  • Artemis Alexiadou (Humboldt University, Berlin)
  • Agnes Villwock and Christian Rathmann (Humboldt University, Berlin)
  • Heike Wiese (Humboldt University, Berlin)
  • Ferdinand von Mengden (Free University of Berlin)
  • David Schlangen (University of Potsdam)
  • Christoph Schroeder (University of Potsdam)
  • Marc Kupietz (IDS - Institute for German language, Mannheim)

To be able to give everyone a nice and fitting presentation slot, we wanted to make full use of the three #StuTS68 days, 19 November till 21 November 2020. The academic part of the day starts at 9:00 and ends at 20:15 CET, aka prime time in Germany. Throughout this time, you’ll find presentations from a wide range of linguistic areas, such as:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Communication Sciences
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Neuro- and Psycholinguistics
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Theoretical Linguistics
  • Typology and Variational Linguistics

The talk topics are grouped in such a way that there is a good range of options per time slot and a theme in each track, which accommodates those who are interested in specific areas in linguistics and also those who are looking for choice. This way we managed to keep it all within the framework of three days with four simultaneous tracks.

The main leisure programme will start afterwards and fade out into the night. It will include a linguistics pub quiz, powerpoint karaoke, clash of tables, a cooking stream and an open mic night. It is not yet incorporated in the schedule but we are working on it! Same goes for Wednesday, November 18th, for which the programme will soon be added.

We hope that this blogpost provides helpful insight into how the StuTS will work. Stay tuned, stay safe, and stay healthy!