Call for Papers

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers working on effects of information theory and/or information structure on variation in the form of linguistic expressions. This includes, but is not limited to, syntactic variation (e.g. word order and ellipsis), prosodic variation and the choice of referential expressions. We particularly welcome contributions that focus on the relationship between approaches from information structure and information theory. Which phenomena are better explained by an information-structural or information-theoretic account, and which might require to take into account both of these perspectives?

Invited speaker: Hannah Rohde (University of Edinburgh)

We invite submissions for talks (20 minutes + 10 discussion). Abstracts must be no longer than one page. An additional page for examples, figures, data and references is allowed. Abstracts must be submitted in 12-point font, US Letter size or A4 paper with 1 inch/2.5 cm margins and in PDF format. The files must be fully anonymized and they must be submitted through the form on this website. Upon acceptance, participants will be requested to submit a de-anonymized shortened version of the abstract for the conference booklet.

Submission deadline: 22 August 2021 15 August, 2021
Notification of acceptance: Early September, 2021
Organizers: Robin Lemke, Lisa Schäfer, Heiner Drenhaus, Ingo Reich (CRC 1102, Project B3, Saarland University)