From: Berthold Crysmann <crysmannuni-bonn.de>
Subject: Information Structure in Formal Grammar
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Full Title: Information Structure in Formal Grammar
Short Title: IFG 2011
Date: 23-Aug-2011 - 23-Aug-2011
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Contact Person: Berthold Crysmann
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://depts.washington.edu/hpsg2011/workshop.php
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Semantics; Syntax
Call Deadline: 10-Apr-2011
Workshop on Information Structure in Formal Grammar
(co-located with the 18th conference on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar)
The aim of the workshop is to further current research on information structure within the HPSG community, and to encourage cross-framework discussion of information structure and its interface to syntax and semantics. Thus, we strongly encourage researchers from outside the HPSG framework to submit.
Mats Rooth (Cornell University)
The workshop on Information Structure in Formal Grammar is part of this year's HPSG conference, which will take place in Seattle, WA on 24-25 August 2011. It will be preceded by a day of tutorials on 22 August, given by Nicholas Asher (Toulouse) and Johanna Nichols (Berkeley).
2nd Call for Papers:
Abstracts are solicited for presentations which address linguistic, foundational, or computational issues relating to information structure and its interactions with formal syntax and semantics.
There will be two sessions: a main session, with 30 minute presentations (plus 10 min discussion), and a poster session. The poster session is intended as a means of encouraging the presentation of work that is not yet fully mature.
Prospective speakers may submit either a 5 page abstract for the main session, or a 2 page abstract for the poster session. Abstracts submitted initially for the main session may be accepted, at the discretion of the program committee, for presentation in the poster session instead.
The workshop on Information Structure in Formal Grammar is part of this year's HPSG conference, which will take place in Seattle, WA on 24-25 August 2011.
Invited speakers at the main conference are:
Olivier Bonami (Paris)
Tom Wasow (Stanford)
HPSG 2011 will feature two tutorials on 22 August, preceding the workshop:
Nicholas Asher (Toulouse)
The Semantics/Pragmatics Interface: Implicatures and Discourse Structure
Johanna Nichols (UC Berkeley)
Argument Structure Cross-Linguistically
We will use an online submission system. All abstracts should be submitted via: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ifg2011
Abstracts should be in PDF format.
Please direct any questions to the Program Committee Chair: ifg2011easychair.org
All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers. Abstracts should not include the authors' names, and authors are asked to avoid self-references.
Abstract submission deadline: 10 April 2011
Notification of acceptance: 20 May 2011
Workshop: 23 August 2011
The workshop proceedings will be published online by CSLI Publications, together with the proceedings for the HPSG conference. Only papers accepted as an oral presentation will be included in the proceedings.
A call for contributions to the proceedings will be issued after the conference. Proceedings of previous conferences are available at:
The final deadline for receipt of written versions of conference papers is 15 November 2011.
Berthold Crysmann (chair)
Kordula De Kuthy
Tracy Holloway King
Conference Web Site:
Emily Bender (U Washington)
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