first call for papers for LFG 2010

Martin Forst martin.forst at
Thu Oct 8 17:42:37 EDT 2009

Call for Papers
18-20 June 2010
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Conference website:
Conference e-mail (NOT for abstract submission): lfg2010 'at'
Abstract submission receipt deadline:  15 February 2010, 11:59 pm GMT
Abstracts should be submitted using the online submission system at:

LFG 2010 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:


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Presentations should describe original, unpublished work.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 2010
Acceptances sent out: 31 March 2010
Conference: 18-20 June 2010


Abstracts for talks, posters/demonstrations and the dissertation  
session must be received by February 15, 2010. 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.


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

Program Committee - Email: lfg10 'at'
Martin Forst, Powerset/Microsoft, United States of America
Louisa Sadler, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Local conference organisers - Email: lfg2010 'at'
Ash Asudeh, Carleton University, Canada
Ida Toivonen, Carleton University, Canada
INFORMATION about the venue and the conference, as well as  
accommodation and registration details will be posted on the  
conference website.
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