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.
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.