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LINGUIST List 16.3054

Mon Oct 24 2005

Calls: General Ling/USA;Syntax/Germany

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Lyn Fogle, Georgtown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2006
        2.    Aoife Cahill, Eleventh International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference

Message 1: Georgtown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2006
Date: 19-Oct-2005
From: Lyn Fogle <gurtgeorgetown.edu>
Subject: Georgtown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2006

Full Title: Georgtown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2006
Short Title: GURT 06

Date: 03-Mar-2006 - 05-Mar-2006
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Contact Person: Lyn Fogle
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.georgetown.edu/events/gurt/2006/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2005

Meeting Description:

The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at Georgetown University is pleased to announce the 2006 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT). The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Endangered and Minority Languages and Language Varieties: Defining, Documenting and Developing.’



Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2006

Endangered and Minority Languages and Language Varieties:
Defining, Documenting, and Developing

March 3-5, 2006
Washington, DC

Co-organizers: Kendall King & Natalie Schilling-Estes
Georgetown University Linguistics Department

The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at Georgetown University is pleased to announce the 2006 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT). The theme of this year's conference is 'Endangered and Minority Languages and Language Varieties: Defining, Documenting and Developing'. GURT will take place on the campus of Georgetown University in Washington, DC, March 3-5.
Confirmed plenary speakers include Nancy Hornberger, William Labov, Suzanne Romaine, Elana Shohamy, and Walt Wolfram. The conference will also feature symposia organized by Joy Kreeft Peyton, Ofelia Garcia, Teresa McCarty, Leena Huss & Pia Lane, and Cristina Sanz.

We invite proposals for colloquia, individual papers, and poster presentations related to the conference theme. The proposal submission deadline is November 1, 2005.

For more details about the conference or to submit an abstract, please visit our website at http://www.georgetown.edu/events/gurt/2006/

Message 2: Eleventh International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference
Date: 17-Oct-2005
From: Aoife Cahill <aoife.cahillcomputing.dcu.ie>
Subject: Eleventh International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference

Full Title: Eleventh International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference
Short Title: LFG 2006

Date: 10-Jul-2006 - 13-Jul-2006
Location: Konstanz, Germany
Contact Person: Miriam Butt
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://ling.uni-konstanz.de/pages/conferences/lfg06/

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2006

Meeting Description:


DATES 10 - 13 July 2006
Konstanz, Germany
Conference website: http://ling.uni-konstanz.de/pages/conferences/lfg06/

First Call for Papers: LFG 2006

The 11th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference will be hosted by the University of Konstanz, Germany from July 10th to 13th 2006. Pre-conference activities are planned for July 8th and 9th.
LFG 2006 welcomes work within the formal architecture of Lexical-Functional Grammar as well as 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 non-derivational approaches to grammar, where grammar is seen as the interaction of (perhaps violable) constraints from multiple levels of structuring, including those of syntactic categories, grammatical relations, semantics and discourse.

Further information about LFG as a syntactic theory is available at the following sites:



The main conference sessions will involve 45-minute talks (30 min. + 15 min. discussion), and poster/system presentations. Contributions should 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.

As in previous years, we are hoping to hold a special session that will give students the chance to present recent PhD dissertations (or other student research dissertations). The dissertations must be completed by the time of the conference, and they should be made publicly accessible (e.g., on the World Wide Web). The talks in this session should provide an overview of the contents of the dissertation; the talks will be 20 minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion period. The International LFG Association (ILFGA) will pay the conference fees for the students presenting at the student session.

Students should note that the main sessions are certainly also open to student submissions.


We also invite proposals for workshops, made up of a small group of talks (2-4) on a coherent topic that can be expected to provide a general overview of the issues relevant to the topic, and generate opposing views and discussion with the broader audience. Panelists for workshops are usually determined by the workshop organisers. Workshop papers should be distributed in advance among panelists so they can cross-reference one another's approaches.

Proposals are also welcome for tutorials, which provide an introduction for non-experts to a specific field of study.
At this point in time, we welcome suggestions for workshops and tutorials from potential organisers or people with specific interests. Suggestions for workshops (title, names and affiliations of organizers, 10 line description) and for tutorials (title, names and affiliations of teachers, and 20 line description of audience, goals, contents, teaching methods, tools used) should be sent to the local organisers.


Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2006
Acceptances sent out: 31 March 2006

Deadline for workshop submissions: 15 January 2006
Workshop acceptances: 15 February 2006

Conference: 10 - 13 July 2006

Abstracts for talks, posters/demonstrations and the dissertation session must be received by February 15, 2005. All abstracts should be sent to the program committee at the addresses given below.
For workshops, further site information, or offers of organisational help, contact the local organiser at: lfg06uni-konstanz.de (address to be activated shortly)

Submissions should be in the form of abstracts only. Abstracts can be up to two A4 pages in 10pt or larger type and should include a title. Omit name and affiliation, and obvious self-reference. Note: we no longer ask for a separate page for data and figures (c-/f- and related structures). They can be included in the text of the abstract, obeying the overall two-page limit.

Abstracts may be submitted by email or by regular mail. Email submission is preferred.

The following information should be provided separately:

(for each author:)

(for dissertation session submissions:)

(Should submission be considered for:
(1) talk or poster,
(2) talk only,
(3) poster/demonstration only,
(4) dissertation session.)

(Note: In the absence of session type specification, submissions will be considered for both the talk and the poster sessions, and the program co-chairs may decide that certain submissions are better as poster presentations than as read papers.)

Regular Mail:
- Eight copies of the abstract/paper.
- A card or cover sheet with author information.

Include the author information in the body of your email message. Include or preferably attach your abstract. The preferred file formats are PDF or plain ASCII. (If you cannot create PDF, HTML and postscript will be accepted too. 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

Email: Kersti Börjars (k.borjarsman.ac.uk)
Aoife Cahill (aoife.cahillcomputing.dcu.ie)

Mail: LFG 2006
c/o Aoife Cahill
School of Computing
Dublin City University
Dublin 9
LFG 2006
c/o Kersti Börjars
School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL

Local conference organiser:
Miriam Butt

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