mFiL is an annual conference for postgraduate 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 postgraduate 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 (see here).
mFiL, which is now being organised for the eighth time (last held in May 2019), 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, 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.
This year, mFiL will be held entirely online.