Call for Papers:

Parallel Session on Information Structure

18th International Congress of Linguistics (CIL18)
July 21-26, 2008
Korea University, Seoul, Korea


Caroline Féry, Universität Potsdam
Manfred Krifka, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin & Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin


Information Structure has been an increasingly lively research area in linguistics in recent years, an area for which approaches from different subfields of linguistics and different theoretical perspectives have been developed. It is understood as the structuring of information that responds to the immediate communicative needs of the interlocutors. This includes at least the following distinct types of structure:

The workshop expects contributions concerning these information structuring devices with regards to:

Submission of Abstracts:

An abstract (preferably a pdf file, doc files are also accepted) should be maximally three pages (1200 words) long, including data and references. The abstract should start with the title of the paper, followed by the text of the abstract. Please do not include the author's name in the abstract. On a separate page, please give the author's name, affiliation, e-mail address, telephone number, mailing address, the paper title and the session number(title). The abstract should be sent electronically to both and, with a subject line containing the words CIL18 Information Structure, preferably as a pdf-file.

Important Dates:

For more information, visit the conference website or contact the organizers, Manfred Krifka or Caroline Féry.