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LINGUIST List 22.1213

Sat Mar 12 2011

Calls: Computational Ling, Semantics, Syntax/USA

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Berthold Crysmann , Information Structure in Formal Grammar

Message 1: Information Structure in Formal Grammar
Date: 10-Mar-2011
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

Meeting Description:

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.

Invited Speaker:

Mats Rooth (Cornell University)

Related Events:

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.

Workshop Format:

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.

Related Events:

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.

Important Dates

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.

Program Committee:

Felix Bildhauer
Daniel Büring
Berthold Crysmann (chair)
Kordula De Kuthy
Elisabet Engdahl
Claire Gardent
Jonathan Ginzburg
Tracy Holloway King
Manfred Krifka
Jean-Marie Marandin
Laura Michaelis
Stefan Müller
Irina Nikolaeva
Patrizia Paggio
Arndt Riester
Mats Rooth
Mark Steedman
Malte Zimmermann

Conference Web Site:


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Emily Bender (U Washington)

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