Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Workshop on Writing Systems and the Linguistic Structure

This workshop will be held in conjunction with the 18th International Congress of Linguistics (CIL 18).

According to the meeting description, centre to this workshop will be the following questions, although papers on other topics are also encouraged:

  • What kinds of formal constraints constrain the mapping between language and
  • What effects do properties of writing systems have on conscious (or
    unconscious) knowledge of language among literate speakers.
  • Are properties of scripts and writing systems -- e.g. such overt properties
    as script directionality -- related to what kind of information is encoded?

For those who are interested in giving a presentation, the deadline for submitting the abstract is August 31, 2007. For details, visit the official website shown above.