LFG 2009 - Second call for papers

Martin Forst mforst at parc.com
Thu Dec 18 13:24:46 EST 2008


FOURTEENTH INTERNATIONAL LEXICAL FUNCTIONAL GRAMMAR CONFERENCE

July 13-16, 2009

Trinity College, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Conference website: www.lfg09.net
Conference e-mail (NOT for abstract submission): Anna Kibort <ak243 "at"
cam.ac.uk>

Abstract submission receipt deadline: 15 February 2009, 11:59 pm GMT
Abstracts should be submitted using the online submission system at
http://www.easychair.org/LFG09/


The 14th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference will be
held at Trinity College, Cambridge, from July 13th to 16th, 2009.

LFG 2009 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.

Further information about LFG as a syntactic theory is available at the
following sites:
     - http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/LFG/
     - http://www-lfg.stanford.edu/lfg/


SUBMISSIONS: TALKS AND POSTERS

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describe original, unpublished work.


DISSERTATION SESSION
As in previous years, we are hoping to hold a special session that will
give students the chance to present recent PhD dissertations (or other
student research dissertations). The dissertations must be completed by
the time of the conference, and they should be made publicly accessible
(e.g., on the World Wide Web). The talks in this session should provide
an overview of the main original points of the dissertation; the talks
will be 20 minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion period. The
International LFG Association (ILFGA) will pay the conference fees for
the students presenting at the student session.

Students should note that the main sessions are certainly also open to
student submissions.


TIMETABLE

Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2009
Acceptances sent out:   31 March 2009
Conference:             July 13-16 2009


SUBMISSION SPECIFICATIONS

Abstracts for talks, posters/demonstrations and the dissertation session
must be received by February 15, 2009. All abstracts should be submitted
using the online submission system. Submissions should be in the form of
abstracts only. Abstracts can be up to two A4 pages in 10pt or larger
type and should include a title. Omit name and affiliation, and obvious
self-reference. Note: we no longer ask for a separate page for data and
figures (c-/f- and related structures). They can be included in the text
of the abstract, obeying the overall two-page limit. Please submit your
abstract in .pdf or .doc format. If you have any trouble converting your
file into any of these formats, please contact the Program Committee at
the address below.

While the number of submissions is not restricted, at most one 
single-authored submission or two first-authored submissions per person 
will be accepted for oral presentation. 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 by at least three people. Papers will 
appear in the proceedings, which will be published online by CSLI 
Publications. Selected papers may also appear in a printed volume 
published by CSLI Publications.


ORGANISERS AND THEIR CONTACT ADDRESSES

If you have queries about abstract submission or have problems using the 
EasyChair submission system, please contact the Program Committee.

Program Committee - Email: lfg09 "at" easychair.org

    - Martin Forst, Palo Alto Research Center, United States of America
    - Louisa Sadler, University of Essex, United Kingdom

Local conference organiser - Email: ak243 "at" cam.ac.uk
    - Anna Kibort, University of Surrey and Cambridge University, United 
Kingdom


INFORMATION about the venue and the conference, as well as accommodation 
and registration details will appear on the conference web site.



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