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LINGUIST List 25.571

Tue Feb 04 2014

Calls: Syntax, Semantics, Ling Theories, Computational Ling, Lang Documentation/USA

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Feb-2014
From: Anna Kibort <ak243cam.ac.uk>
Subject: 19th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference
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Full Title: 19th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference
Short Title: LFG14

Date: 17-Jul-2014 - 19-Jul-2014
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Contact Person: Damir Cavar
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://lfg-conference.org/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Language Documentation; Linguistic Theories; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2014

Meeting Description:

The LFG14 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 site: http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/external/LFG/.

LFG14 Invited Speakers:

Rachel Nordlinger (The University of Melbourne)
George Aaron Broadwell (University of Albany, SUNY)

LFG14 will feature a special topic 'Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory' which will be the focus of the invited talks and a panel during the conference.

LFG14 will be immediately followed by a workshop on 'The Syntax and Information Structure of Unbounded Dependencies' on 20 July (http://lfg-conference.org/program/workshop/index.html).

LFG14 is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with limited funds for travel and accommodation for graduate students (national and international). Graduate students can apply for financial support if their paper or presentation is accepted for the main conference, or if they present their PhD dissertation. Please contact the local organizers (Damir Cavar or Malgorzata E. Cavar) for further information on the possible amount and special conditions for a reimbursement.

Local Conference Organizers (Email: lfg2014linguistlist.org):

Steven Abney, University of Michigan
Damir Cavar, Eastern Michigan University
Malgorzata Cavar, Eastern Michigan University
T. Daniel Seely, Eastern Michigan University

Final Call for Papers:

LFG14 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.

Talks and Posters:

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

Dissertation Session:

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 main original points of the dissertation; the talks will be 20 minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion period.

Students should note that the main sessions are certainly also open to student submissions. The students who present in the dissertation session or the main conference will receive a subvention towards their conference costs from the International LFG Association (ILFGA).


Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2014
Acceptances sent out: 30 March 2014
Conference: 17 July - 19 July 2014

Submission Specifications:

Abstracts for talks, posters/demonstrations and the dissertation session must be received by February 15, 2014. The language of the conference is English, and all abstracts must be written in English. 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-

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.

Please submit your abstract in .pdf format (or a plain text file). If you have any trouble converting your file into .pdf please contact the Program Committee at the address below.

Abstracts should be submitted online using the online submission system at:


The number of submissions is not restricted. However, the number of oral presentations per participant is limited. Each author can be involved in a maximum of three papers that are presented orally, and can only be the first author of a single paper. The Program Committee will have discretionary powers to vary these rules in particular situations as they see fit. There are no restrictions on poster presentations. Authors may want to keep this in mind when stating their preferences concerning the mode of presentation of their submissions.

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.

If you have queries about abstract submission or have problems using the EasyChair submission system, please contact the Program Committee.

Program Committee (Email: lfg14easychair.org)

Anna Kibort, University of Oxford
Ida Toivonen, Carleton University

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