LINGUIST List 30.4536

Sat Nov 30 2019

Calls: Comp Ling, Gen Ling, Ling Theories, Psycholing/Belgium

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 24-Nov-2019
From: Anke Holler <>
Subject: 27th International Conference on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar
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Full Title: 27th International Conference on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar
Short Title: HPSG 2020

Date: 17-Aug-2020 - 19-Aug-2020
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Contact Person: Anke Holler
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 29-Feb-2020

Meeting Description:

HPSG is a well-developed, precisely formalized theory of grammar whose architecture is based on the notion of constraint satisfaction. Linguistic objects are modeled as feature structures organized via a system of types and constraint inheritance, drawing key insights from research in object-oriented paradigms. The HPSG community values explicit, large-scale grammar development and explores psycholinguistic models, as well as the development of efficient computational systems for processing natural languages using HPSG grammars.

The 27th International Conference on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar will be held on August 17 – 19, 2020 at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Abstracts are invited that address linguistic, foundational, or computational issues relating to or in the spirit of the framework of Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar and/or Sign-Based Construction Grammar.

Call for Papers:

HPSG 2020: First Call for Participation

Conference Format:
The HPSG 2020 conference will consist of a two-day main conference, preceded by a half-day workshop on Treebanking.

Invited Speakers:


Two types of submissions are admitted both for the main conference and the workshop:
- Long papers (4-page abstract + 1 page data, figures & references; 30 minute presentation + 10 minute discussion)
- Short papers (2-page abstract + 1 page data, figures & references; 15 minute presentation + 5 minute discussion)

Please note that abstracts submitted for the ''long paper'' track can be accepted as ''short papers'' (and vice versa). Only ''long papers'' will appear in the proceedings.

All abstracts (written in English) should be submitted in PDF format via: .

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers. The submissions should not include the authors' names, and authors are asked to avoid self-references. Please direct any questions to the Program Committee Chair (

A call for contributions to the proceedings will be issued after the Conference. Proceedings of previous conferences are available at: .

Important Dates:
Abstract submission deadline: February 29, 2020 (12 midnight GMT)
Notifications of acceptance: May 1, 2020
Conference proceedings submission: October 15, 2020

The HPSG 2020 Conference will take place at the Faculty of Arts (Erasmushuis) at the KU Leuven, Belgium.


Local Organizing Committee Chairs:

Frank Van Eynde (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Liesbeth Augustinus (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Any questions to the local organization should be posted to:

Program Committee:

Anne Abeillé, Paris
Doug Arnold, Essex
Emily Bender, Washington
Felix Bildhauer, Mannheim
Hans Boas, Austin
Olivier Bonami, Paris
Francis Bond, Singapore
Gosse Bouma, Groningen
Antonio Branco, Lisbon
Rui Chaves, Buffalo
Philippa Cook, Potsdam
Berthold Crysmann, Paris
Dan Flickinger, Stanford
Antske Fokkens, Amsterdam
Petter Haugereid, Bergen
Fabiola Henri, Lexington
Thomas Hoffmann, Eichstätt
Anke Holler, Göttingen (chair)
Gianina Iordăchioaia, Stuttgart
Paul Kay, Berkeley
Jong-Bok Kim, Seoul
Jean-Pierre Koenig, Buffalo
David Lahm, Frankfurt
Bob Levine, Columbus
Nurit Melnik, Tel Aviv
Laura Michaelis, Boulder
Philip Miller, Paris
Stefan Müller, Berlin
Tsuneko Nakazawa, Tokyo
Petya Osenova, Sofia
Rainer Osswald, Düsseldorf
Gerald Penn, Toronto
Frank Richter, Frankfurt/M.
Louisa Sadler, Essex
Manfred Sailer, Frankfurt/M.
Pollet Samvellian, Paris
Jesse Tseng, Toulouse
Stephen Wechsler, Austin
Eun-Jung Yoo, Seoul
Shûichi Yatabe, Tokyo

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