LINGUIST List 6.1635

Tue Nov 21 1995

Calls: Lexical functional grammar, Japanese ling

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  1. Tracy King, Lexical functional grammar
  2. Masatoshi Koizumi, Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics

Message 1: Lexical functional grammar

Date: Sun, 19 Nov 1995 09:15:46 Lexical functional grammar
From: Tracy King <thkingcsli.Stanford.EDU>
Subject: Lexical functional grammar


		 August 25--27, 1996
		 Grenoble, France

An LFG colloquium and workshops will take place in August 1996 in
Grenoble, France. Papers are invited both within the formal
architecture of lexical-functional grammar and in the `spirit of LFG',
as a lexicalist approach to language within a parallel,
constraint-based framework.

There will be a series of 20-minute talks (with 10 minutes for
discussion), as well as workshops (see below). The talks may present
results from completed as well as ongoing research, with an emphasis
on novel approaches, methods, ideas, and perspectives, whether
descriptive, theoretical, formal or computational.

 Abstract submissions should include:

- Five copies of a one-page abstract of the paper, with a title. OMIT
 name and affiliation. A second page may be used for data, c-/f- and
 related structures, and references, but not for text.

- A 3" by 5" card with the title of the paper and the name(s) of the
 author(s), address and e-mail address.

- If possible, please send a postscript or ascii file of the abstract
 via email IN ADDITION TO the five hard copies.

Papers may be placed into appropriate workshops in consultation with

Abstracts should be sent to Tracy Holloway King by FEBRUARY 1, 1996
 at the following address:

 Tracy Holloway King (LFG workshop)
 Linguistics Department
 Stanford University
 Stanford, CA 94305-2150

 Important dates:
 February 1, 1996: deadline for receipt of abstracts
 April 1, 1996: deadline for notification of acceptance (we will
 send notification earlier if possible)

 We are also interested in organizing a number of workshops on topics
 such as:

 Semantic representations and reasoning for LFG
 Relating projections (mappings between syntax, semantics, prosody, ...)
 Constraint competition (in, e.g., binding theory, weak crossover)
 Lexicality/complex predicates, and mapping theory
 Phrase structure typology (flat vs. extended X-bar structures)
 Formal architecture, formal langage results, complexity
 Implementing LFG: algorithms, data structures and efficiency.
 Workshop on grammar writing projects

 Proposals for workshops are also welcome; please contact
 Chris Manning at the following address by February 1, 1996 to
 propose a workshop or to volunteer to help organize a workshop.

	Christopher Manning
	Philosophy Dept
	Carnegie Mellon University
	Pittsburgh PA 15213-3890

 A copy of this announcement is available by anonymous FTP from as /pub/nl/lfgconference-announcement.
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Message 2: Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics

Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 10:55:14 Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics
From: Masatoshi Koizumi <>
Subject: Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics

Please post the following message.


 Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics 2
 Tohoku Gakuin University
 August 2-3, 1996

 Invited Speakers:
 Takako Aikawa (MIT)
 Koji Hoshi (MIT)
 Shigeru Miyagawa (MIT)
 Mineharu Nakayama (Ohio State University)
 Daiko Takahashi (Tohoku University)
 Wei-tien Dylan Tsai (National Tsing Hua University)
 Akira Watanabe (Kanda University of International Studies)
 Mihoko Zushi (Aichi Prefectural University)

The second international conference on Formal Approaches to Japanese
Linguistics will be held at Tohoku Gakuin University, Sendai, Japan,
on August 2-3, 1996. The first FAJL was held at MIT in May 1994, and
its proceedings can be obtained from the MIT Working Papers in
Linguistics (


Abstracts are invited for 30 minutes talks relating to any aspect of
Japanese formal linguistics (syntax, phonology, morphology, semantics,
psycholinguistics, pragmatics, etc.). Papers comparing Japanese with
other languages are equally welcome. Send nine copies of the abstract
with the title but without the name of the author, along with a
camera-ready original with the author's name and affiliation centered
under the title of the paper, to:

 FAJL2 Program Committee
 c/o Masatoshi Koizumi
 Department of English
 Tohoku Gakuin University
 Sendai, 980 Japan

E-mail: (no submission by
e-mail, please)

Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 6, 1996

Abstracts may not exceed 2 pages. Leave at least one inch margin on
all four sides. Use fonts no smaller than 12 pts. Also include a 3x5
card containing the following information: Title of paper, Name of
author, Address, Affiliation, E-mail address, Phone number.
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