LINGUIST List 11.2188

Wed Oct 11 2000

Calls: Lexical-Functional Grammar, Russian Language

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  1. Rachel Nordlinger, Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG 2001)
  2. Russian Language Congress, "Russian Language: its Historical Destiny and Present State"- RLC'2001

Message 1: Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG 2001)

Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 12:59:37 +1100
From: Rachel Nordlinger <>
Subject: Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG 2001)



 25 June - 27 June 2001

	 The Department of Linguistics, University of Hong Kong

	 Submission receipt deadline: 15 February 2001
	 Submissions should be sent to the LFG Program Committee
		 (see addresses below)

The 6th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference will be
held by the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong
from Monday June 25 until Wednesday June 27, 2001.

LFG-2001 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 (perhaps violable) constraints from multiple levels, including
category information, grammatical relations, and semantic information.
Further information about the syntactic theory LFG can be obtained from: 	and


The conference will primarily involve 30-minute talks, poster/system
presentations and workshops. Talks and poster presentations 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unpublished work.

Abstracts and papers must be received by February 15, 2001, 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.


This year we're going to encourage an active poster session. All
presenters will be invited to display posters and to have a chance to
chat in more detail with participants about their work. In addition we
will accept papers for poster presentation only.


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.

At this point in time, we welcome suggestions for workshops from
potential organisers or people with certain interests. Suggestions for
workshops should be sent to the local organizers at:


 Deadline for receipt of submissions:	15 February 2001

 Acceptances sent out: 	31 March 2001

 Conference: 	25 June - 27 June 2001


Submissions should be in the form of abstracts only. In contrast to
previous years, we no longer accept the submission of full papers.
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.

The program chairs may decide that certain submissions
are better as poster presentations than as read papers. Submitters
may also indicate if they wish a submission to be considered as a
poster/system presentation.

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

Regular Mail:
- Seven 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

All abstracts will be reviewed by at least three 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 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:


Mail:		Adams Bodomo
		Department of Linguistics,
		The University of Hong Kong,
		Pokfulam Road, HONG KONG

ALL OTHER INFORMATION including accommodation and registration
Details will be included in a subsequent call for papers, and posted in due
course on the conference website:
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Message 2: "Russian Language: its Historical Destiny and Present State"- RLC'2001

Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 16:14:39 +0400
From: Russian Language Congress <>
Subject: "Russian Language: its Historical Destiny and Present State"- RLC'2001

The International Congress of Russian Language researchers
"Russian Language: its Historical Destiny and Present State"
March 13-16, 2001


Dear colleagues!

The Lomonosov Moscow State University in collaboration with American
Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS) organizes The
International Congress of Russian Language researchers
"Russian Language: its Historical Destiny and Present State"

The Congress will be held on March 13-16, 2001
at the Philological Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University

Chairman of Organizing Committee of the Congress -
Rector of Moscow University, Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences
Victor A. Sadovnichi
Vice-Chairman of Organizing Committee, Chairman of Program Committee of the
Congress -
Dean of Philological Faculty of Moscow University,
Chair of Russian Language Department, Professor Marina L. Remniova
Vice-Chairman of the Organizing Committee -
President of American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS),
Professor Dan E. Davidson
Learned Secretary of the Organizing Committee -
Doctor of Philology, Associate Professor of Philological Faculty of
Lomonosov Moscow State University Anatoliy A. Polikarpov

The preliminary program of the Congress contains the following groups of
- Russian in its history and prehistory;
- Dynamic picture of modern Russian language synchrony;
- Actual aspects of the theory and methodology of Russian linguistics;
- Applied Rusistics and problems of the computer analysis of Russian
- Russian as a means of the international and interethnic dialogue and
intercultural communications;
- Problems of Russian language in high and higher education;
- Russian linguistics in a spectrum of scientific paradigms.

The Preliminary Program of the Congress in details you can see at our site

Requirements for abstracts
For participation in work of the Congress in the form of a paper
presentation it is necessary to submit an abstract of a paper up to 2 pages
of the text (size 12, the font Times New Roman Cyrillic).
Requirements for the format of an abstract in details see at the site of the
Language of abstracts - Russian. An abstract should be supplied with a
summary in English in 1-4 sentences.
Abstracts should be sent by e-mail to the address: as
attached file an e-mail message.
Working languages of paper presentation on the Congress - Russian, English,
German, French, Spanish.

Deadline for sending an abstract - November 1, 2000.

A decision on the acceptance of an abstract will be announced by the Program
Committee to authors till December 16, 2000.

Duration of a paper presentation - 20 minut�s for plenary papers (10 minutes
for questions), 15 minutes - for papers at sections (5 minutes for
questions). Program Committee reserves a possibility of stand presentation
for some of papers.

Publication of abstracts.
A collection of abstracts will be published before the Congress and will be
available to all registered participants of it.

Publication of full texts of papers.
Full text of papers of the Congress will be published by Moscow University
Publishing house in several specialized Proceedings publications after the
selective and editorial proceedures. Requirements for full papers for
Proceedings of the Congress see later on the site of the Congress.

Abstracts submitted to the Program Committee should be accompanied by the
filled out registration form. You may download an empty form for this from a
section "Registration form" at the site of the Congress, fill it out and
insert in your e-mail letter sent to the Organizing Committee (or attach to
There is also a form of registration for participation in work of the
Congress without submitting an abstract (for possible taking part in
discussions, seminars and round-tables). Please, specify it in your
registration form.
Registration fee - $ 100 (for Russian participants and other participants
from the former Soviet republics - 500 roubles).
The payment should be brought in to the Organizing Committee after the
arrival to the Congress (with getting the receipt about the accepted sum).
Registration fee provides participants with a printed collection of Congress
abstracts and a package of informational and memorative materials. Three
lunches and coffee breaks with snacks (for three working days) are also
Besides, two bus shuttles at the Sheremetievo Airport are provided for the
safe and convenient getting of Moscow guests to the downtown of Moscow and
hotels chosen by them for their stay.
We also acquire early requests (till February 2001) for individual cultural
program of our guests in Moscow, its vicinities, and St.Petersburg. Please,
sent these requests in your e-mail message with a subject Request for
cultural program).

The hotel accommodation for Congress participants
is supposed to be organized on the basis of hotels "Salute",
"Universitetski" and other hotels around Moscow University. Details about
the cost of residing there and necessary information for reserving rooms see
at the site of Congress in the section "Accommodation".

Seminars and round table meetings.
Besides plenary and section sessions there the seminars and round tables on
key problems of Russian language theory and empirical studies are provided
in the time-table of work of the Congress. Please, send your suggestions for
seminars and round tables topics (with subjects like "Congress Seminars",
"Congress Round-tables" etc.).

The general time-table of work of the Congress:

March 12 - day of arrival.
10.00-19.00 - registration of the participants (at the 1-st Building of
Humanities, Moscow University, room 912).
19.00 -... Evening of acquaintance of the arrived participants (reception by
Organizing Committee of the participants at the University cafe).

March 13 - 1-st working day.
09.00-10.30 - registration of the participants.
10.30-13.00 - Plenary session (at the Conference hall of 1-st Building of
Humanities, Moscow University).
13.00-14.00 - lunch
14.00-16.50 - section sessions.
17.00-19.00 - seminars and round tables.
19.00-21.00 - the reception of the Congress participants by the Dean of
Philological Faculty of Moscow University.

March 14 - 2-nd working day.
10.30-13.00 - section sessions.
13.00-14.00 - lunch
14.00-16.50 - section sessions.
17.00-19.00 - seminars and round tables.
19.00-.. - visiting of Moscow theatres and other points of cultural program
according to early requests for specific points of it (see point
Registration fee provides) and according to chosen points of Moscow cultural
life during registration after arrival to Moscow. Possibilities for the
selection will be specified later on at the site of the Congress (section
"Culture Program").

March 15 - day of excursions.
10.00 - the survey excursion around Moscow, Kremlin, trip to
Troitze-Sergieva Lavra, etc. Specified program of excursions will be
announced at the site of the Congress. The excursions will be carried out
according to the choice of the participants.
19.00 - visiting of a restaurant of traditional Russian kitchen
"Yolki-palki" and other interesting places of evening Moscow (according to

March 16 - 3-rd working day.
10.30-13.00 - section sessions.
13.00 - 14.00 - lunch
14.00-17.00 - final Plenary session (at the Conference hall of the the 1-st
Building of Humanities, Moscow University).
19.00- .... Farewell dinner at a restaurant.

All changes and specification in the time-table of the Congress work and in
other aspects of its work will be operatively reflected at our Congress site
in the section "Time-table of work of the Congress". Please, be attentive to

Welcome to the Congress!

Vice-Chairman of Organizing Committee
Chairman of Program Committee
Dean of Philological Faculty -

Marina L. Remniova


The address of a site of the International Congress
"Russian Language: its Historical Destiny and Present State" in the

The address of Organizing Committee of a Congress:
Russia, 119899 Moscow, Vorobjovy Gory, Moscow University, 1-st Building of
Humanities, room 912

Ph.: (095) 939-31-78
Fax: (095) 939-31-78
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