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  1. Richard Oehrle, Formal Grammar 99 Conference Program

Message 1: Formal Grammar 99 Conference Program

Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 19:59:30 -0400 (EDT)
From: Richard Oehrle <>
Subject: Formal Grammar 99 Conference Program

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	 Formal Grammar Conference - FG99


 August 7-8, 1999 Utrecht, The Netherlands

In August 1999, the Eleventh European Summer School in Logic, Lan-
guage and Information (ESSLLI XI) will be held in Utrecht, The Nether-
lands, August 9-20. The ESSLLI Summer Schools have become a forum for
work on formal grammar, encompassing the overlapping interests of work
in formal linguistics, computational linguistics, and the role of
logic and grammar formalisms. FG99 is the 5th conference on Formal
Grammar held in conjunction with the European Summer School in Logic,
Language and Information, which takes place in 1999 in
Utrecht. Previous meetings were held in Barcelona (1995), Prague
(1996), Aix-en-Provence (1997), and as part of the Joint Conference on
Formal Grammar, Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, and Categorial
Grammar (FHCG98) held in Saarbrucken last August. Themes of interest
include formal and computational syntax, semantics, and pragmatics;
head-driven phrase structure grammar and categorial grammar;
model-theoretic and proof-theoretic methods in linguistics;
constraint-based and resource-sensitive approaches to grammar; and
foundational, methodological and architectural issues in grammar.

 Invited Lectures:

 Marcelo Finger (Department of Computer Science, University of Sao Paulo)
 Ed Keenan & Ed Stabler (Department of Linguistics, UCLA)

 Symposium: Grammatical Resources and Grammatical Inference

 David Dowty (Ohio State) Polly Jacobson (Brown) Gerhard Jager (Berlin)

 Reinhard Muskens (Tilburg) Mark Steedman (Edinburgh)

 commentator: Johan van Benthem (Amsterdam)

On the following pages, a detailed program of the conference is pro-
vided. Registration for the conference should be done via the ESSLLI
XI Secretariat. The conference fee of Dfl. 80 includes a copy of the
conference proceedings. Online registration for FG-99 and joint
registration covering both FG99 and ESSLLI XI can be arranged at

Accommodation can be arranged via ESSLLI XI.

 Programme Committee:

		Anne Abeill'e (Paris)		Gosse Bouma (Groningen)
		John Coleman (Oxford)		Mary Dalrymple (Xerox Parc) 
		David Dowty (Ohio State)	Elisabet Engdahl (Gotenborg)
		Daniele Godard (Lille)		Jack Hoeksema (Groningen)
		Polly Jacobson (Brown)		Mark Johnson (Brown)
		Ruth Kempson (London)		Shalom Lappin (London)
		Glyn Morrill (Barcelona)	Anton Nijholt (Twente)
		Owen Rambow (Cogentex)		Mark Steedman (Edinburgh)

 Further Information:

 Web site for ESSLLI XI:
 Web site for FG99 :

 Organizing Committee:

 Geert-Jan Kruijff (Prague)
 Paola Monachesi (Utrecht) 
 Dick Oehrle (Arizona)

 FG-99 Program:

Saturday, August 7, 1999

 9.00 - 9.30 Generation and Parsing in OT-based Morphology
 Jochen Trommer (University of Potsdam)
 9.30 - 10.00 Subsumption in Natural Language and Categorial Type Logic
 Martin Jansche (Ohio State University)
10.00 - 10.30 Monotonic Reasoning from a Proof-Theoretical Perspective
 Rafaella Bernardi (University of Utrecht)
10.30 - 11.00 break
11.00 - 11.30 Towards a Minimal Logic for Minimalist Grammars: Another
 Use of Lambek Calculus
 Alain Lecomte & Christian Retore (Universite Pierre Mendes-
11.30 - 12.00 Proof Nets for Multimodal Categorial Grammars
 Richard Moot & Quintijn Puite (University of Utrecht)
12.00 - 13.00 Invited Lecture: 
		Learning Structural Permissions in Categorial Grammar
 Marcel Finger (University of Sao Paulo)
13.00 - 14.30 break
14.30 - 15.00 Thematic Relations, Argument Hierarchy and Dynamic Event
 Ralf Naumann & Anja Latrouite (University of Dusseldorf)
15.00 - 15.30 Nominalisation and Rhetorical Structure
 Rodger Kibble (University of Brighton)
15.30 - 16.00 A Semantics of Temporal Questions
 Rani Nelken & Nissim Francez (Technion)
16.00 - 16.30 break
16.30 - 17.00 Quantification and Existential Sentences
 Agnes Bende-Farkas (University of Stuttgart)
17.00 - 17.30 Analyzing Context-Free and Context-Sensitive Grammars by
 Abstract Interpretation
 Michael Leuschel, Nick Linnenbrugger, & Jerome Thoma (Uni-
 versity of Southampton)
17.30 - 18.30 Invited Lecture: 
		Linguistics Invariants and the Joys of Polytheism
 Ed Keenan & Ed Stabler (UCLA)

Sunday, August 8, 1999

 9.00 - 9.30 Clitic Climbing in Polish Verb Clusters: an HPSG Approach
 Anna Kupsc (Polish Academy of Sciences/Universite Paris 7)
 9.30 - 10.00 Clitic Climbing and `Long' Transformations in HPSG and Tree
 Adjoining Grammar
 Seth Kulick (University of Pennsylvania)
10.00 - 10.30 A (HPSG) Quantification-based Approach to Negative Concord
 in Romanian
 Emil Ionescu (University of Bucharest)
10.30 - 11.00 break
11.00 - 11.30 Word Order, Negation, and Negative Polarity in Hindi
 Shravan Vasishth (Ohio State University)
11.30 - 12.00 Grammatical Marking in hpsg: A Unified Analysis of Prepo-
 sitions and Case Marking
 Jesse Tseng (University of Edinburgh)
12.00 - 12.30 Partial Proof Trees and Cross-Serial Dependencies in Dutch
 Aravind Joshi, Seth Kulick, & Natasha Kurtonina (University
 of Pennsylvania)
12.30 - 14.00 break

 Symposium: Grammatical Resources and Grammatical Inference

14.00 - 14.40 Pauline Jacobson (Brown University)
14.40 - 15.20 David Dowty (Ohio State University):
		Natural Language Anaphora and Type Logical Syntax
15.20 - 16.00 Gerhard Jager (University of Berlin): 
		Resource sharing in type logical grammar
16.00 - 16.30 break
16.30 - 17.10 Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh)
17.10 - 17.50 Reinhard Muskens (KUB, Tilburg): 
		Logical Syntax and Dynamic Semantics
17.50 - 18.30 discussion: Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam)
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