I did present at LILA '16 / 3rd International Linguistics and Language Studies Conference which was held at Istanbul, Turkey on JUNE 24-25, 2016.
It was a very good opportunity to explain my work at an international conference among linguists from different countries. That variety gave me an atmosphere to receive a constructive comments and feedback. Luckily, I did meet a linguists who has interests in the work I am doing where we sat together and had very valuable discussions. Another advantage was that I was able to receive feedback from some linguists who have a sufficient background about the context of my thesis. My presentation lasted for 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes discussion. The preparation I did before the conference was very informative as well which include the power point slides, handouts and practicing. Also, changing the atmosphere and the country was another merit to where I used to present.
In LILA conference, all participants were academics working, for instance, in Australia, France, Poland, Indonesia, Turkey and Canada. Interacting with such researchers from different countries with a diverse background in linguistics was appealing. To conclude, I am happy with this experience which raised some points that I should consider in my work and, due to the benefits I gained, will definitely participate again in another relevant conference.
A self-reflection from PhD student Ali Alsaawi
published on: 15 July 2016