LINGUIST List 12.3090

Fri Dec 14 2001

Calls: Lexical Functional Grammar,Ling Essay Prize

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  1. Rachel Nordlinger, LFG2002 CFP 2
  2. Philip Resnik, Linguistics essay prize competition

Message 1: LFG2002 CFP 2

Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 10:24:29 +1100
From: Rachel Nordlinger <>
Subject: LFG2002 CFP 2



 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describe original, unpublished work.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 planning to hold a special student session. We invite
submissions of abstracts for presentations of LFG-related PhD
dissertations and Master theses (or other student research theses)
that have been recently completed, or will be completed by the time of
the conference. The format of the student session talks will be 20
minutes of presentation, followed by a 10-minute discussion period.
For the students presenting at the student session, the conference
fees will be waived.

The submission of abstracts should follow the specifications for the
main LFG talks. **Please indicate clearly that you intend to submit
your abstract to the student session.** In the body of your email
message (or on a separate page if you are submitting a hard copy) please
also include the following additional information: thesis title, degree type,
supervisor, university, and (expected/actual) date of submission. For further
enquiries please email the program committee at 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/- Jonas Kuhn
 Department of Linguistics
 Stanford University
	 Stanford, CA 94305-2150

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 is available on the conference website:
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Message 2: Linguistics essay prize competition

Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 18:29:34 -0500 (EST)
From: Philip Resnik <>
Subject: Linguistics essay prize competition

For undergraduate students everywhere, busily finishing up your term
papers in linguistics: this is a great time to think about sending
your paper in to this year's competition for the University of
Maryland Undergraduate Essay Prize in Linguistics. If you've got a
good paper, it could earn you $1000 and immortality (via publication
in the UMD Working Papers in Linguistics).

Details of the competition are at
and below.


 The University of Maryland Undergraduate Essay Prize in Linguistics


The University of Maryland Department of Linguistics is pleased to
announce the 2001/2002 University of Maryland Undergraduate Essay
Prize in Linguistics, an international competition now in its fourth

The prize of $1000 will be awarded for the best undergraduate student
essay on a topic in linguistics, and the winning essay will be
published in the 2002 University of Maryland Working Papers in

Submissions may be in the areas of computational linguistics, formal
semantics, language acquisition, language change, lexical semantics,
neurolinguistics, phonology, psycholinguistics, and formal syntax.

 * Eligibility. Applicants must at the time of submission be enrolled
 at least half time in an undergraduate program of study leading to
 a bachelor's degree or equivalent, and must not already possess
 any degree in linguistics. Essays should have been written within
 the previous or current academic year, and must represent the
 original work of the applicant. Previously published essays will
 not be considered for the award. Current and former students of
 the University of Maryland, College Park are ineligible.

 * Deadline. Applicants must submit three (3) copies of the essay to
 the address listed below, to be received no later than January 8,
 2002. Late submissions will not be considered.

 * Length and format. Essays must be submitted in English, typed or
 word-processed in no smaller than 10-point font, single-sided,
 double-spaced, and on white paper, with at least 1-inch margins on
 all sides. Applicants should use single-spaced endnotes rather
 than footnotes, and follow style guidelines of either the Modern
 Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological
 Association (APA). Essays must be no longer than twenty pages,
 excluding bibliography, including at most two pages of endnotes.
 Essays not conforming to these instructions will not be

 The applicant's name must not be included on the essay, since
 reviewing is anonymous. Instead, include a cover sheet listing the
 title of the essay, applicant's name, address, telephone number,
 e-mail address (if available), school and program attending, year
 in the program, and the topic area or areas of the essay (taken
 from the list above).

 * Judging. All essays will be judged anonymously by the Faculty in
 Linguistics at the University of Maryland, College Park.

 * Award. The Essay Prize of $1000 will be awarded in spring 2002,
 and the winning essay included in the 2002 Maryland Working Papers
 in Linguistics. The Department reserves the right not to award the
 prize in a given year and may change the terms of the award for
 future competitions.

Submissions should be sent to:

Undergraduate Essay Prize
Department of Linguistics
1401 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-7505 USA

Inquiries should be directed to the above address, or to the
Undergraduate Essay Prize Coordinator: Philip Resnik,, (301) 405-8903.

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