LINGUIST List 24.1416

Tue Mar 26 2013

Calls: Syntax, Ling Theories, Comp Ling, Semantics, Pragmatics/Czech Republic

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Date: 26-Mar-2013
From: Jiri Mirovsky <>
Subject: 2nd International Conference on Dependency Linguistics
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Full Title: 2nd International Conference on Dependency Linguistics Short Title: DepLing 2013
Date: 27-Aug-2013 - 31-Aug-2013 Location: Prague, Czech Republic Contact Person: Eva Hajicova
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2013

Meeting Description:

2nd International Conference on Dependency Linguistics (DepLing 2013)

DepLing 2013 will be held at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic on August 27-30, 2013. The conference is organized by the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics.

DepLing 2013 is the second conference in the DepLing series (the first was held in Barcelona, Spain in 2011). The series responds to the growing need for linguistic meetings dedicated to syntactic, semantic and lexicographic approaches that are centered around dependency as a central notion.


DepLing 2013 is organized by the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. The local committee of the conference is chaired by Eva Hajicova (Charles University in Prague). The scientific committee is chaired by Kim Gerdes (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris), Leo Wanner (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Eva Hajicova.

Invited Speakers:

Aravind Joshi (IRCS and CIS, Philadelphia)
Richard Hudson (UCL, London)

Location of the Conference:

Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Charles University in Prague
Malostranske nam. 25
118 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

Related Event:

The conference DepLing 2013 is followed by the international workshop on Meaning-Text Theory (MTT), (August 30-31).


DepLing 2013 is supported by The Vilem Mathesius Center and the LINDAT/CLARIN project.

Call for Papers:

Topics include, but are not limited to:

- The use of dependency trees in syntactic analysis, description, formalization, parsing, generation, and corpus annotation of written and spoken texts.
- The use of semantic valency-based predicate and actancy graph structures and their link to classical logic.
- The elaboration of formal dictionaries for dependency-based syntax and semantics, including descriptions of collocations and paradigmatic relations.
- Links to morphology and linearization of dependency structures, using for example topological field theories.
- Dependency-like structures beyond the sentence as annotation scheme for discourse phenomena.
- The description and formalization of semantic and pragmatic phenomena related to information structure.
- History, epistemology, and psycholinguistic relevance of dependency grammar, including its relation to generative approaches to language.

We are also interested in work on issues such as:

- What are the differences and similarities between theta roles, valencies, f-structures, TAG derivation trees, (subcategorization) frames, semantic role labelling, etc?
- Which corpus annotations using head-daughter relations on words are formally and linguistically equivalent, which are not?
- How to describe syntax-semantic interfaces between dependency structures?

Paper Format and Submission:

The deadline for the submissions is April 15, 2013. The submissions will be electronic in PDF format through the DepLing2013 EasyChair.

Papers may consist of up to 10 pages of content (including references and figures), in the ACL two-column format. Please see the instructions at:

Reviewing of papers will be double-blind.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: April 15, 2013
Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2013
Camera-ready copy of papers due: June 17, 2013
Depling conference: August 27-31, 2013

Please note that the deadline for paper submissions will NOT be extended!

Proceedings Publication:

In addition to the electronic version, there will be a hard copy version of the Proceedings published by the MATFYZPRESS (with the ISBN) available to the conference participants at the registration. The papers accepted for the conference will be indexed by the ACL Anthology.

Scientific Committee:


Kim Gerdes, Universite Sorbonne Nouvelle
Eva Hajicova, Charles University in Prague
Leo Wanner, Universitat Pompeu Fabra


Margarita Alonso-Ramos, Universidade da Coruna
David Beck, University of Alberta
Xavier Blanco, UAB
Igor Boguslavsky, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Bernd Bohnet, University Stuttgart
Marie Candito, Universtite Paris 7 / INRIA
Benoit Crabbe, Paris 7 et INRIA
Eric De La Clergerie, INRIA
Denys Duchier, Universite d’Orleans
Dina El Kassas, Minya University
Koldo Gojenola, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU
Thomas Gross, Aichi University
Jan Hajic, Charles University in Prague
Barbora Hladka, Charles University in Prague
Richard Hudson, UCL
Leonid Iomdin, Russian Academy of Sciences
Sylvain Kahane Modyco, Universite Paris Ouest & CNRS / Alpage, INRIA
Marco Kuhlmann, Uppsala University
Francois Lareau, Macquarie University
Alessandro Lenci, University of Pisa
Leonardo Lesmo, Universita degli Studi di Torino.
Haitao Liu, Zhejiang University
Henning Lobin, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
Christopher Manning, Stanford University
Jasmina Milicevic, Dalhousie University
Henrik Hoeg Muller, Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
Alexis Nasr, Universite de la Mediterranee Laboratoire d’Informatique Fondamentale
Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University
Kemal Oflazer, Sabanci University
Martha Palmer, University of Colorado
Jarmila Panevova, Charles University Prague
Alain Polguere, Universite Nancy 2
Prokopis Prokopidis, National Technical University of Athens
Ines Rehbein, Potsdam University
Dipti Sharma, IIIT
Gertjan Van Noord, University of Groningen
Daniel Zeman, Charles University in Prague


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