LFG 2008 - Last call for papers

Martin Forst mforst at parc.com
Tue Jan 22 11:57:52 EST 2008


July 4-6, 2008

University of Sydney, Australia

Conference website:
Conference e-mail (NOT for abstract submission): lfg08 "at" arts.usyd.edu.au

Abstract submission receipt deadline: 15 February 2008
Submissions should be submitted using the online submission system at

The 13th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference will be
hosted by the University of Sydney from July 4th to 6th 2008 as part of
LingFest 2008 (http://www.lingfest.arts.usyd.edu.au/). Some neighboring
events that might be of interest include:

- The 15th annual meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics
Association from June 30th to July 2nd. More details are available at

- A workshop on 'Morphosyntactic asepects of instruments and
instrumentals' on July 3rd. More information can be found at

LFG 2008 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/


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describe original, unpublished work.

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.


Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2008
Acceptances sent out:   31 March 2008
Conference:             July 4-6 2008

Abstracts for talks, posters/demonstrations and the dissertation session
must be received by February 15, 2008. 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.

Each individual may be the single author on only one submission and the
first author on at most two submissions; however, s/he may be a
co-author on any number of 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.


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

Program Committee - Email: lfg08 "at" easychair.org

  - Kersti Börjars, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  - Martin Forst, Palo Alto Research Center, United States of America

Local conference organisers - Email: lfg08 "at" arts.usyd.edu.au

  - Avery Delano Andrews, Australian National University, Australia
  - Wayan Arka, Australian National University, Australia
  - Rachel Nordlinger, University of Melbourne, Australia
  - Jane Helen Simpson, University of Sydney, Australia

Sponsors of the conference:

  - Linguistics, RSPAS, Australian National University
  - Linguistics, The Faculties, Australian National University
  - University of Melbourne
  - University of Sydney

INFORMATION about the university and the conference, as well as
accommodation and registration details will appear on the conference web

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