The Manchester Forum in Linguistics (MFiL) is an annual conference for postgraduate research students and early-career researchers in all fields of Linguistics. The aim of the conference is to share current theoretical and methodological linguistic work and provide information and advice for doctoral students, post-doctoral scholars, and others in the early stages of their scientific career, through oral and poster presentations, plenary talks, and a careers panel.
MFiL, which is now being organised for the tenth time, is the successor of a postgraduate linguistics conference that ran in Manchester from 1992 until 2011 (almost) annually. The conference adheres to strict standards of scientific rigour: all abstract submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed by research and teaching staff from the Department of Linguistics and English Language at The University of Manchester, and only submissions with a solid scientific contribution are accepted for presentation at the conference. Submissions that have implications for linguistic theory generally or that employ novel empirical methods are especially encouraged.
The tenth edition of MFiL will be held in-person at The University of Manchester on the 20th and 21st of April 2023.
Call for Papers is now open. Please see here for more information.