# Academic Skills for Linguists

- IGRA 05 (PhD), open for interested MA students
- time: 09:15 - 10.45
- room: H1 5.16, GWZ

**Description**

In this seminar the students will learn how to present the results of their linguistic research.
They will be equipped with the skills to write abstracts for and give presentations at internationally renowned conferences and to produce papers publishable in top-quality journals.

Topics:

- how to write an abstract
- how to give a conference presentation (oral, poster)
- how to structure a paper
- typesetting abstracts, handouts, posters, papers with LaTex

**Program:**

Apr 14: | Introduction |

Apr 21: | How to write an abstract |

Apr 28: | discussion of abstracts |

May 5: | How to write a review |

May12: | How to give a talk |

May 19: |
discussion of abstracts, posters |

May 26: | How to structure a paper |

June 9: | practice talks (Siri, Yuriy) |

June 16: | practice talks (Laura, Mattias) |

**Assignment (deadline: Friday, June 5): Please send me your revised abstracts!!!**

**LaTex course:**

Apr 27: |
setting up a basic document, basic commands |

Mai 6: (from 9.30) |
examples, special symbols (IPA etc.), tables/tableaux |

Mai 15: (from 11.00) |
OT-tableaux with OTtablx,autosegmental structures with tikz,tree structures with qtree |

June 3: (from 11.00) |
arrows in trees, BibTex |

June 17: (from 11.00) |
slides, posters |

**Useful links:**

- CTAN (package manuals)
- font catalogue
- Wikibooks LaTeX
- linguex (documentation)
- list of symbols
- Detexify (symbol identification)
- tipaman (list of codes for IPA symbols)
- IPA chart with tex-commands (by Anke Assmann)
- OTtablx (a package for OT-tableaux)
- ot-tableau (another package for OT-tableaux)
- TIKZ (basics required for autosegm. structures, German)
- qtree (documentation)
- tikzqtree (documentation)
- pst-node (documentation, arrows in trees/text)
- Bib-entry generator I
- Bib-entry generator II
- Beamer class (comprehensive documentation)
- Beamer-Klasse (German, basic commands)
- Tikzposter (documentation)
- Colors brief intro to the basics