2011 Role and Reference Grammar Conference--Second call

Robert Van Valin Jr vanvalin at buffalo.edu
Wed Feb 23 08:43:04 UTC 2011

The biannual International Course and Conference on Role and Reference Grammar (RRG) “Functional Linguistics: Grammar, Communication & Cognition” will be hosted by the Facultad de Letras, at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, in Santiago de Chile, August 11th – 13th, 2011. 

The international Conference will be preceded by two-day workshops: an introductory course and a workshop in Computational Linguistics based on the FunGramKB framework.

The Conference will stage papers and plenary sessions. Our keynote speakers will be Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. (Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf), Francisco Cortés Rodríguez (Universidad de La Laguna) and Rolf Kailuweit (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg).

The 2011 Conference will deal with issues in Functional Linguistics in all its pertinent topics. Papers dealing with further elaboration of RRG in areas like morphology, syntax, semantics, information structure, as well as language processing are encouraged.  

Abstracts must be received electronically by March 15th, 2011 at  2011RRG at gmail.com. Abstracts should be no longer than two pages, including data and references, and must be submitted as Word documents (a PDF version is also required if special characters are included). The abstracts should be anonymous. The email message must include the following information: author’s name, affiliation, email address, and title of the abstract. There is a limit of one single-authored presentation and one co-authored presentation per participant. The selection of papers for presentation will be communicated by May 1st, 2011.

The talks will last twenty minutes, followed by another ten minutes for discussion.

For further information, please check our website: http://rrg2011.weebly.com

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