LINGUIST List 29.4177

Fri Oct 26 2018

Calls: Comp Ling, Ling Theories, Pragmatics, Semantics, Syntax/Malta

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 24-Oct-2018
From: Stavros Assimakopoulos <>
Subject: 3rd Dynamic Syntax Conference
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Full Title: 3rd Dynamic Syntax Conference

Date: 16-May-2019 - 17-May-2019
Location: Valletta, Malta
Contact Person: Stavros Assimakopoulos
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

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

Call Deadline: 04-Feb-2019

Meeting Description:

The Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology at the University of Malta is pleased to announce the 3rd Dynamic Syntax Conference that will take place at the University of Malta Valletta Campus on the 16th-17th of May, 2019.

Dynamic Syntax (Cann et al. 2005; Kempson et al. 2001, 2011) is a grammar formalism designed to reflect directly the time-linear dimension of natural language processing. It has been applied to a range of natural language phenomena, exploring in particular the interaction between anaphora resolution, ellipsis and structural forms of underspecification in natural-language interpretation. It has been shown to provide a natural basis for expressing typologies of relative clause structures, left-periphery structures, and wh-questions, and has also been applied successfully in the analysis and modelling of various dialogue phenomena.

Call for Papers:

Dynamic Syntax is a grammar formalism that directly models the dynamics of parsing and production in real-time. On this view, linguistic knowledge is the ability to process (parse and produce) language, incrementally, in context, where syntax is recast as sets of constraints on the incremental building up of semantic and contextual representations from words encountered in a linguistic string.

The 3rd Dynamic Syntax Conference will bring together those using Dynamic Syntax in their research, as well as those interested in the empirical, computational, or theoretical issues surrounding Dynamic Syntax and its use.

We especially welcome papers that engage with issues relating to parsing-based approaches to the representation of natural language, incremental systems of grammar, and/or the syntax-semantics and syntax-pragmatic interfaces, as well as papers that compare other formalisms to Dynamic Syntax (formal properties, problematic phenomena, etc).

Keynote speakers:

- Eleni Gregoromichelaki (Heinrich Heine Universitaet & King's College London)
- Lutz Marten (SOAS University of London)

Abstract submission: You can submit an anonymous abstract, no longer than 400 words (including references), alongside your personal details online at:

Abstract Submission Deadline: 4 of February, 2019

Notification of acceptance: 25 of February, 2019

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