Language Science Pecha Kucha

The Language Science Pecha Kucha session serves as a counterpoint to the emphasized reflexive nature - why linguistics? - of the main conference. The gist of the event is, namely, to present your personal research topic in a short, simple, concentrated from, while keeping it accessible to the interdisciplinary audience of the conference, thus enabling feedback from different angles and fields, both academic and industrial. As such, there are no restrictions on the topic, as long as it is related to research on (or applications of) human language. As with the main conference, we naturally welcome linguists, but also researchers from other fields like language psychology, communication studies, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, etc. We also very much encourage young researchers about to complete a degree to participate in the workshop (for example: why not pitch your soon-to-be-defended master thesis topic and get feedback from a diverse crowd of language scientists, entrepreneurs and academics?). 

Traditionally, Pecha Kucha  (ペチャクチャ) is a short presentation format where the talk is accompanied by 20 slides, 20 seconds allocated for each slide. As such, talks are 6 minutes and 40 seconds in length. To save time, the slides are often set to change automatically after every 20 seconds mark. While we expect you to adhere to the time constraint (7 minutes tops for talks, followed by 3 minutes for short questions), it will be entirely up to you if you choose to follow the 20-20 format exactly and automatize the slideshow (the functionality exists in various presentation software), or to change your slides manually. Given the shorter and more concentrated nature of the presentations, the abstracts are expected to be similarly brief.

Note: abstract submission to the Pecha Kucha is finished. Accepted presentations have been added to the conference program.