T.W.I.S.T. Conference 2022

16th Student Conference in Linguistics

23 and 24 April 2022

Music: A language we all understand

What is the T.W.I.S.T. Conference?

The T.W.I.S.T. Conference is organized annually by T.W.I.S.T., the study association for Linguistics students at Leiden University. Each year, the conference provides a truly academic yet open and informal platform for undergraduate (BA), graduate (MA) and postgraduate (PhD) students to present their original research to fellow students and researchers from all over the Netherlands and abroad.

Through many engaging student talks and keynote lectures, we strive to bring together linguistics students and other language enthusiasts from the most diverse research fields and subdisciplines.

How do I register for the Conference?


When is the Conference held?

The conference will be held on April 23rd and 24th 2022.

Where can I see the schedule?


How do I sign up as a speaker?

You can choose to present your own linguistic research at the Conference. You can submit the abstract of your paper/presentation from October to February. You can submit your abstract here.


  • You are a BA/MA/PhD student

  • Your talk is related to linguistics

  • Your abstract is max 300 words

  • Your presentation will not be longer than 20 minutes (incl. question time)

Those who have submitted their abstract have a chance to be selected as one of the ~22 student speakers that make up the conference.

Speaking at the conference will give you the chance to polish your presentation skills, and you might gain new insights in your own work through questions from the audience.

Where is the Conference held?

We hope that the conference will be held in person in Leiden, but we are working on an online alternative should the situation require it.

Got a question?

Don't hesitate to send us an email at conference@studieverenigingtwist.nl.

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Who organizes the Conference?

The conference is organized by the Conference Committee of Studievereniging T.W.I.S.T., the study association for Linguistics at Leiden University.