LINGUIST List 12.188

Thu Jan 25 2001

Calls: Lexical Functional Grammar, Tools/Ling Theory

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  1. Rachel Nordlinger, 6th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference - LFG 2001
  2. Sergio Baauw, Tools in Linguistic Theory

Message 1: 6th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference - LFG 2001

Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 22:56:19 +1100
From: Rachel Nordlinger <>
Subject: 6th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference - LFG 2001



 25 June - 27 June 2001

 The Department of Linguistics, University of Hong Kong

 Abstract 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


We are pleased to announce that Sam Mchombo will give an invited talk at
the conference.


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describe original, unpublished work.


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 talk submissions: 15 February 2001
 Late deadline for poster-only submissions: 15 March 2001

 Acceptances sent out: 31 March 2001

 Conference: 25 June - 27 June 2001


Abstracts for talks must be received by February 15, 2001, while
poster-only abstracts will be accepted until March 15, 2001. All
abstracts should be sent to the program committee chairs at the address
given below. For workshops, further site information or offers of
organisational help, contact the local organisers at the address below.

Submissions should be in the form of abstracts only. In contrast to
previous years, we are not acccepting 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.

Submissions should indicate whether they wish to be considered only as a
talk, as either a talk or a poster, or only as a poster/demonstration.
In the absence of specification, submissions will be considered for both
classes, and the program chairs may decide that certain submissions are
better as poster presentations than as read 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:
- Eight 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 your 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
screen previewer such as Ghostview.

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 available on the conference website:


Dr. Rachel Nordlinger
Dept. of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010
ph. +61-(0)3-8344-4215, fax. +61-(0)3-8344-8990

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Message 2: Tools in Linguistic Theory

Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 14:14:25 +0100
From: Sergio Baauw <>
Subject: Tools in Linguistic Theory

Conference Announcement
Call for Papers

TiLT 2001

The first conference on Tools in Linguistic Theory will take place at the
Utrecht institute of Linguistics OTS

July 6----July 8 2001

Abstracts are invited for 7 presentations on theoretical syntax.

Deadline for abstract receipt: Monday April 2nd, 2001 
Notification of acceptance: Monday April 30th, 2001 

The conference is specifically concerned with foundational issues in
theoretical syntax. The emphasis is on a strong reading of the term
'theoretical': issues directly concerned
with the model itself (the 'theory'), and the tools needed to further
develop the model. Issues include the nature of the primitive syntactic
objects, and the fundamental principles
governing the combinatorics of these objects (see the statement of purpose
at our web site for more background and details). The format of the
conference is very much workshop-like with ample opportunity for discussion
(during and after presentations) in a setting which facilitates effective
informal interaction. The conference will have 14 presentations. 

7 presentations will be given by invited speakers. Invited speakers will

- Edwin Williams
- Chris Collins
- Sam Epstein
- Misi Brody
- Dominique Sportiche

7 presentations will be selected on the basis of the submitted abstracts. 

Selected presentations will be 45 minutes including discussion (and
interaction during presentation). 

Selected speakers will be offered free meals and lodging during the
conference and may expect to be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses. 

Authors should limit themselves to one single and one joint abstract. 

Abstracts should be at most two pages long, in a 12 point font with 1-inch
margins. They may be sent either electronically (name, address, affiliation
in the body, the abstract itself anonymous; WordPerfect, PDF, or MSWord
attachments) or by regular mail (1 copy with name, address and affiliation,
5 anonymous copies). E-mailed abstracts should be sent to
Send regular mail to: 

TiLT Organizing Committee 
Utrecht institute of Linguistics OTS 
Trans 10 
3512 JK Utrecht 
The Netherlands 

For further information, please contact the organizers: 
Eric Reuland ( and Michal Starke
(, or consult our web site:

Sergio Baauw 
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS 
Utrecht University 
Trans 10 
3512 JK Utrecht 
tel: +31 (0)30 2539163 
fax: +31 (0)30 2536000 
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