LINGUIST List 10.1485

Fri Oct 8 1999

Calls: General Linguistics, Lexical Functional Grammar

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  1. bls, General Linguistics-Berkeley Linguistics Society

Message 1: General Linguistics-Berkeley Linguistics Society

Date: Thu, 07 Oct 1999 09:13:12 -0700
From: bls <>
Subject: General Linguistics-Berkeley Linguistics Society

Berkeley Linguistics Society 26


February 18-21, 2000. University of California, Berkeley 

General Session: 
The General Session will cover all areas of general linguistic interest. 

 Invited Speakers 
 ELLEN PRINCE, University of Pennsylvania 
 MICHAEL TOMASELLO, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology 
 SHERMAN WILCOX, University of New Mexico 
 WALT WOLFRAM, North Carolina State University

Parasession: Aspect

The Parasession invites papers on aspectual systems and related
phenomena from various theoretical/formal, historical, cognitive,
functional, sociolinguistic, and typological perspectives, as well as
descriptive work and field reports.

 Invited Speakers 
 BETH LEVIN, Stanford University 
 ANGELIKA KRATZER, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
 MANFRED KRIFKA, University of Texas, Austin

Special Session: Syntax and Semantics of the Indigenous Languages of the
The Special Session will feature research on the indigenous languages of
the Americas. Papers addressing both synchronic and 
diachronic issues are welcome. 

 Invited Speakers 
 EMMON BACH, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
 MARIANNE MITHUN, University of California, Santa Barbara 
 JERRY SADOCK, University of Chicago

We encourage proposals from diverse theoretical frameworks and welcome
papers from related disciplines, such as Anthropology, Cognitive
Science, Computer Science, Literature, Philosophy, and Psychology.

Papers presented at the conference will be published in the Society's
Proceedings, and authors who present papers agree to provide
camera-ready copy (not to exceed 12 pages) by May 15, 2000.
Presentations will be allotted 20 minutes with an additional 10
minutes for questions.

We ask that you make your abstract as as specific as possible.
Include a statement of your topic or problem, your approach, and your
conclusions. Please send 10 copies of an anonymous one-page (8 1/2" x
11", unreduced) abstract. The reverse side of the page may be used
for data and references only.

Along with the abstract send a 3"x5" card listing: 

 #paper title;
 #session (General, Parasession, or Special);
 #for general session abstracts only, subfield, viz., Discourse Analysis,
 Historical Linguistics, Morphology, Philosophy and 
 Methodology of Linguistics, Phonetics, Phonology, Pragmatics,
 Psycholinguistics, Semantics, Sociolinguistics, or Syntax;
 #name(s) of author(s);
 #affiliation(s) of author(S);
 #e-mail address to which notification of acceptance or rejection should
 be sent;
 #primary author's office and home phone numbers;
 #primary author's e-mail address, if available.

An author may submit at most one single and one joint abstract. In case of
joint authorship, one address should be designated for communication with BLS. 
Please send abstracts to: 

 BLS 26 Abstracts Committee 
 1203 Dwinelle Hall 
 University of California, Berkeley 
 CA 94720-2650.

Abstracts must be received by 4:00 p.m., October 29, 1999. We may be
contacted by e-mail at We will not accept
faxed abstracts.
We strongly encourage submission by e-mail. Please use the subject
header "Abstract", and include all the author information in the body
of the e-mail. Electronic submissions may be sent to

Plain text abstracts should be sent in the body of the e-mail, following
the author information. Acceptable formats are (in a descending 
order of preference): 

1. Adobe PDF;
2. Microsoft Word;
3. Microsoft RTF;
4. Plain text

Abstracts in formats other than plain text should be sent as an
attachment to your e-mail. PDF and PostScript files should have all
fonts embedded. Wirh the exception of SIL IPA fonts, please include
any non-standard fonts that you use (including all non-SIL IPA
phonetic and mathematical fonts). If you send your abstract in any
format other than plain text, please allow for time to solve any
technical difficulties that may arise.

Acknowledgment of receipt will be via e-mail. If you cannot use
e-mail, please make note of this and provide us with your postal

Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail by November 20, 1999. 

Registration Fees: Before February 5, 2000; $15 for students, $30 for
non-students; After February 5, 2000; $20 for students, $35 for 
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 11:49:31 +1000 (AEST)
From: Rachel Nordlinger <>



 19 July - 20 July 2000

	 The University of California at Berkeley

	 Submission receipt deadline: 15 February 2000
 Submissions should be sent to the LFG Program Committee
		 (see addresses below)

The 5th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference will be
held as a part of the Berkeley Formal Grammar Conference 2000 at the
University of California, Berkeley from July 19-23 2000. The Berkeley
event will consist of LFG2000 (July 19-20), HPSG2000 (July 22-23) and
a common day of workshops between them (July 21), entitled Lexical and
Constructional Explanations in Constraint-Based Grammar. This event
will offer a rare opportunity for interaction among researchers of the
two frameworks.

LFG2000 welcomes work both within the formal architecture of
Lexical-Functional Grammar and typological, formal, and computational
work within the 'spirit of LFG', as a lexicalist approach to language
employing a parallel, constraint-based framework. The conference aims
to promote interaction and collaboration among researchers interested
in nonderivational approaches to grammar, where grammar is seen as the
interaction of constraints from multiple levels, including category
information, grammatical relations, and semantic information. Further
information about the syntactic theory LFG can be obtained from:


The conference will primarily involve 30-minute talks, and possibly a
workshop. Talks will focus on results from completed as well as
ongoing research, with an emphasis on novel approaches, methods,
ideas, and perspectives, whether descriptive, theoretical, formal or
computational. Presentations should describe original, unpublished

Abstracts and papers must be received by February 15, 1999, and should
be submitted to the program committee chairs at the address given
below. For further information or offers of organisational help,
contact the local organisers at the address below.


Workshops are a small group of talks (2-4) on a coherent topic that
can be expected to generate opposing views and discussion with the
broader audience. Participants to workshops are usually
invited. Workshop papers should be distributed in advance among
participants and participants should refer to each others approaches.

Past LFG Conferences have included two or three workshops. Since
LFG2000 is shorter than usual, and there is a common day of workshops
between LFG2000 and HPSG2000 on July 21, we may not have any workshops
specific to LFG2000. However, at this point in time, we welcome
suggestions for workshops from potential organisers or people with
certain interests. Suggestions for workshops specific to LFG2000
should be sent to the program committee: and
Suggestions for workshops for the common day on Lexical and
Constructional Explanations in Constraint-Based Grammar should be sent
to the local organizers at


 Deadline for receipt of submissions: 15 February 1999

 Acceptances sent out: 31 March 1999

 Conference: 19 July - 20
July 1999


People may submit either abstracts or full length papers for
refereeing. The advantages of full paper submission are that it allows
better assessment of your work and that (at least for some people)
accepted refereed full papers count as a higher status publication.

Full length papers. Papers should be no more than 15 pages, including
figures and references, in 11 or 12pt type, on A4/US Letter paper. The
printed text area must not exceed 165x230mm (6.5x9 inches), and should
be centred horizontally and vertically on the page. Omit name and
affiliation, and obvious self reference from the version for
review. Papers should include a roughly 100-200 word abstract at the

Abstracts. Abstracts should be one A4 page in 10pt or larger type and
include a title. Omit name and affiliation, and obvious self
reference. A second page may be used for data, c-/f- and related
structures, and references.

Papers/abstracts may be submitted by email or by regular mail (or by
both means as a safety measure). Email submission is preferred.

Regular Mail
- Five copies of the abstract/paper.
- A card or cover sheet with the paper title, name(s) of the
author(s), affiliation, address, phone/fax number, e-mail address, and
whether the author(s) are students.


Include the paper title, name(s) of the author(s), address, phone/fax
number, email address, and whether the author(s) are students in the
body of your email message. Include or preferably attach your paper
as either a plain ASCII text, PDF, HTML, or postscript file.
Postscript files require special care to avoid problems: make sure the
system is set to include all fonts or at least all but the standard
13; if using a recent version of Word, make sure you click the printer
Properties button and then the Postscript tab, and there choose
Optimize for Portability; on all platforms make sure the system is not
asking for a particular paper size or other device-specific
configuration. It is your responsibility to send us a file that us
and our reviewers can print. You can often test this by trying to
look at the file in a previewer.

All papers/abstracts will be reviewed by at least two people.
Papers will appear in the proceedings which will be published online
by CSLI Publications. Selected papers may also appear in a printed
volume published by CSLI Publications.


Send paper/abstract submissions and inquiries about submissions to:
Program Committee Chairs:
 Chris Manning <>
 Rachel Nordlinger <>

 c/- Chris Manning
 Linguistics Department
 Stanford University
 Stanford, CA 94305-2150

Contact the local conference organisers at:

ALL OTHER INFORMATION including accommodation and registration details
will be included in a subsequent call for papers. Following recent LFG
tradition, it is our hope that there will be an outdoorsy social event
prior to the beginning of LFG2000 --- watch this space for further


Dr. Rachel Nordlinger
Dept. of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010
ph. +61-(0)3-9344-4215, fax. +61-(0)3-9344-8990
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