On behalf of The Linguistic Society of Korea (LSK), we are pleased
and honored to invite you to the 18th International Congress of Linguists
(CIL18), which will be held on July 21 through 26, 2008 at Korea University,
Seoul, Korea. The CIL18 is organized by the Linguistic Society of
Korea under the auspices of the Permanent International Committee
of Linguists (CIPL) and partially sponsered by the Ministry of Education,
Science and Technology of of the Republic of Korea, the National Institute of the Korean Language, and the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The CIL18, with its theme ��Unity and Diversity of Languages,�� is
composed of four types of presentation: 8 plenary lectures, 10 parallel
sessions of designated topics, 19 workshops, and general sessions.
Over 800 papers, representing all corners of the world, will be
presented during the 6-day conference. The CIL18 is sure to contribute
a great deal to our understanding of the unity and diversity of
Korea is a place of diverse cultural interactions. Seoul, with
its 600 years of history as the capital city, has inherited a rich
legacy representing the past and a dynamic present. Korea University,
which commemorates its 103rd anniversary this year, is well-known
as one of the pioneering institutes of modern higher education in
Korea. We hope that you will participate in this congress and find
time to appreciate the cultural legacy of Seoul and Korea.
The Linguistic Society of Korea (LSK) was founded in 1975 and has
greatly contributed to introducing modern linguistic theories into
Korea and applying new methods to the study of the Korean language.
The LSK has been playing a remarkable role in the internatiol linguistics
circle. Since the first Seoul International Conference on Linguistics
in 1981 (SICOL-81) thousands of linguists from every corner of the
world have visited Korea for conferences, seminars, individual lectures,
etc. Their visits have contributed to the free exchance of theoretical
ideas and linguistic information between them and Korean linguists.
Thanks to these interactions, we have succeeded in producing many
talented and promising linguists who are very active and productive
at home and abroad.
We are eargerly looking forward to your participation in the CIL18,
which is academically rewarding and inspiring, and to your stay
in Korea, which is entertaining and enjoyable as well.