LINGUIST List 32.79

Thu Jan 07 2021

Calls: Comp Ling, Gen Ling, Semantics, Syntax/Norway

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 22-Dec-2020
From: Agnieszka Patejuk <>
Subject: 26th International Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference
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Full Title: 26th International Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference
Short Title: LFG21

Date: 15-Jun-2021 - 18-Jun-2021
Location: Oslo, Norway
Contact Person: Helge Lødrup
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2021

Meeting Description:

LFG21 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. The 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.

Important notice: Depending on the situation with respect to the pandemic, the conference might be moved to an online event. In that case, the conference will take place online in mid-July. The decision whether the conference will move online will be made before the final submission date, and will be announced accordingly.

Invited speakers:
Ida Toivonen (Carleton University, Canada) and Stephen Wechsler (University of Texas at Austin, USA)

Workshop (half-day): 18 June 2021.

Second Call for Papers:

Abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2021, 23:59 UTC-12 (midnight anywhere on Earth)

Abstracts should be submitted using the online submission system at

The main conference sessions will involve 45-minute talks (30 min + 15 min discussion), and poster 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 Presentations should describe original, unpublished work.

Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2021, 23:59 UTC-12 (midnight anywhere on Earth)
Notification of acceptance: 31 March 2021

The language of the conference is English, and all abstracts must be written in English.

All abstracts should be submitted using the online submission system. Submissions should be in the form of abstracts only. Abstracts can be up to three A4 pages, including figures and references. Abstracts should be in 10pt or larger type, with margins of at least 2cm on all four sides, and should include a title. Omit name and affiliation (including in PDF document properties), and avoid obvious self-reference.

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.

The number of submissions is not restricted. However, in the interests of high participation and broad representation, each author should be involved in a maximum of two oral papers and can only be a single author of one. 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 anonymously by at least three referees. Papers accepted to the
conference can be submitted to the refereed proceedings, and will be published, subject to
acceptance, online by CSLI Publications. (Please note that papers submitted to the proceedings are no longer automatically accepted for publication in the proceedings.) See for recent proceedings.

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