LINGUIST List 12.2434

Tue Oct 2 2001

Calls: Lexical Functinal Grammar, All Ling Fields

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  1. Rachel Nordlinger, LFG 2002, First CFP
  2. Summer School, Call For Papers

Message 1: LFG 2002, First CFP

Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2001 16:04:14 +1000
From: Rachel Nordlinger <>
Subject: LFG 2002, First CFP



 DATES 3-5 July 2002

 National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

 Abstract submission receipt deadline: 15 February 2002
 Submissions should be sent to the LFG Program Committee
 (see addresses below)

The 7th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference will be
held by the Computer Science Division of the Department of Electrical
and Computing Engineering at the National Technical University of
Athens, Greece from 3 to 5 July 2002.

LFG-2002 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describe original, unpublished work.


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. Poster presenters will
be asked not to use their laptops in their presentations.


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:


This year we are hoping to hold a special session consisting of
presentations from students who have (or will have by the time of the
conference) recently completed PhD dissertations involving some
aspect of LFG. Such students (and/or their supervisors) are invited
to contact the program committee chairs for further information
(see the addresses below).


Deadline for receipt of talk submissions: 	15 February 2002
Late deadline for poster-only submissions: 	15 March 2002
Acceptances sent out: 	31 March 2002

Deadline for workshop submissions: 		15 January 2002
Workshop acceptances: 				15 February 2002

Conference: 	3-5 July 2002


Abstracts for talks must be received by February 15, 2002, while
poster-only abstracts will be accepted until March 15, 2002. All
abstracts should be sent to the program committee chairs at the addresses
given below. For workshops, further site information or offers of
organisational help, contact the local organisers at the addresses 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:

 Jonas Kuhn <>
 Rachel Nordlinger <>

 c/- Rachel Nordlinger
 Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
 University of Melbourne
	 	VIC 3010

Contact the local conference organisers at:

Email: 	Yanis Maistros <>
		Stella Markantonatou <>

Mail: Yiannis Maistros
	9 Heroon Polytechniou St
	15773 Zografou

	Stella Markantonatou
	Institute for Language and Speech Processing
	Artemidos 6 & Epidavrou St
	15125 Paradisos Amarousiou

ALL OTHER INFORMATION including accommodation and registration
details will be included in a subsequent call for participation and
posted on the conference website:


Dr. Rachel Nordlinger
Dept. of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010
ph. +61-(0)3-8344-5195, fax. +61-(0)3-8344-8990


Dr. Rachel Nordlinger
Dept. of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010
ph. +61-(0)3-8344-5195, fax. +61-(0)3-8344-8990


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Message 2: Call For Papers

Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2001 09:35:14 +0200
From: Summer School <>
Subject: Call For Papers

LSA / DGfS Summer School - Duesseldorf 2002


Students (undergraduates and Ph.D. students) participating in the
special DGfS/LSA Summer School in Duesseldorf are invited to present a
paper in student evening sessions. There will be two sessions, each
consisting of two thirty-minute talks, followed by a discussant's
comment and further discussion from the floor.

We invite anonymous abstracts for papers that (a) present new
empirical data from any field of linguistics, and (b) discuss to what
extent these data call for a functional or formal explanation.

Abstracts must not exceed one page in length (11 point font, 2cm
margins, single-spaced). A second page is allowed for data and
references. Authors may submit no more than one individual or joint
abstract. Joint abstracts should designate one address for
communication with the organizers.

Programm committee: Barbara Stiebels (Chair, Duesseldorf, Ger), Kai
von Fintel (MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA), Martin Haspelmath (MPI, Leipzig,
Ger), Richard Wiese (Marburg, Ger), Ellen Prince (UPennsylvania, USA)

The anonymous abstract should preferably be sent as an e-mail
attachment in one of the following formats: pdf, rtf, postscript, or
plain text. For any unusual fonts, please attach the font file. No
other formats will be accepted, electronic submissions should be sent
to the following e-mail address:
When writing to our postal address (cf. below), please add the keyword
"Student Sessions" to the address.

Please use "Abstract for Student Session" as the subject header and
include, besides the attached abstract, the following information in
the body of the message:

1.Name(s) of author(s)
2.Title of talk
3.Area of specialization
5.E-mail address(es)
6.Postal address(es)

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is March 31, 2002, 6p.m. (CET).

The receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged by e-mail. Notification
of acceptance will be received by May 31, 2002. The final version of
the paper, which is sent to the discussant, must reach us by July 1,
2002. The discussant will be selected from the teacher's panel of the
Summer School according to the paper's area of specialization.

This is a rare and perfect opportunity for students to present their
own research. We hope that lots of you will take advantage of this.

Summer Program
Anglistik III
Heinrich-Heine-Universitat Dusseldorf
Universitat sstr. 1
D-40225 Dusseldorf
Fon: +49 211 81-12963
Fax: +49 211 81-15292
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