Yannick Parmentier yannick.parmentier at univ-orleans.fr
Mon Aug 6 09:44:49 EDT 2012

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Constraint Solving and Language Processing - CSLP 2012 - 
Seventh International Workshop
Universite d'Orleans, Orleans, France
September 13-14, 2012

Registration is now open for the Constraint Solving and Language
Processing (CSLP) workshop 2012. Researchers in Linguistics, Computer
Science, Psycholinguistics and other related fields are invited to
participate to the workshop, which will take place at the Univerity of
Orleans (France, 120 km from Paris), on September 13 and 14. This is
before SemDial 2012 (SeineDial), the 16th International Workshop on
the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (Paris, September 19-21,
2012) and TAG+11, the 11th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining
Grammars and Related Formalisms (Paris, September 26-28, 2012), which
may be of interest for the CSLP community.

The registration fees (50 EUR for students and 100 EUR for
non-students until August, 20th) cover the electronic proceedings (USB
stick), the participation to the coffee breaks, the lunches, the
banquet, and the social event (visit of a Castle of the Vallee de la


Registration form:

List of accepted papers:

Workshop program:

Access to the workshop venue:


Ruth Kempson, King's College London 

Stergios Chatzikyriakidis, Royal Holloway University of London and 
                           Open University of Cyprus

 Title: "Grammars as Mechanisms for Real-Time Tree-Growth: Explaining
         Clitic Pronouns"

 Abstract: In this talk, we argue for a shift of perspective into
defining grammars as mechanisms for incremental growth of
interpretation reflecting the time-line of processing (Dynamic Syntax:
Kempson et al. 2001, Cann et al. 2005, Chatzikyriakidis & Kempson
2011). The core syntactic notion of this framework is that of
monotonic context-relative tree growth (following Blackburn &
Meyer-Viol 1994), with both content and structural parameters of
underspecification and update. Our case study is the puzzle of clitic
pronoun clusters of Modern Greek dialects, which illustrate both the
low level morphological idiosyncracy of such clusterings, and yet the
broad cross-linguistic constraints to which they are subject: these
dialects display variants of the so-called Person Case Constraint, a
constraint whose generality continues to provide a major challenge for
current theoretical frameworks (Adger & Harbour 2007, Heap 2005, among
others). We show first how the limits on variation displayed in such
clusters are explicable in terms of a constraint debarring more than
one underspecified tree relation of a type at a time, a constraint
only expressible in a dynamical grammar framework; and we give an
analysis of Greek dialectal variation in these terms. Then we explore
the consequences of this theoretical perspective, viz. the
domain-generality of the system of growth underpinning
natural-language syntax; and we will suggest that metrical ambiguities
and metrical dissonance displayed in music (Vazan & Schober 2004,
London 2012) are subject to the same restriction on real-time
structural processing.


    Philippe Blache, CNRS - Université de Provence, France
    Adriane Boyd, Universität Tübingen, Germany
    Aoife Cahill, ETS Princeton, USA
    Henning Christiansen, Roskilde University, Denmark
    Berthold Crysmann, CNRS - Paris 7, France
    Verónica Dahl, Simon Fraser University, Canada
    Helen de Hoop, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Eric De La Clergerie, INRIA - Paris 7, France
    Denys Duchier, Université d'Orléans, France
    Claire Gardent, CNRS - LORIA, France
    Barbara Hemforth, Université Paris Descartes, France
    Maria Dolores Jiménez-López, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
    Laura Kallmeyer, Heinrich Heine Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Ruth Kempson, King's College London, UK
    Stephan Kepser, Codecentric AG Düsseldorf, Germany
    Patrick McCrae, Langtec Hamburg, Germany
    Wolfgang Menzel, Universität Hamburg, Germany
    Detmar Meurer, Universität Tübingen, Germany
    Véronique Moriceau, Université Paris XI, France
    Jean-Philippe Prost, Université de Montpellier, France
    Adam Przepiórkowski, IPIPAN, Warsaw, Poland
    Christian Rétoré, Université de Bordeaux, France
    Frank Richter, Universität Tübingen, Germany
    Sylvain Salvati, INRIA - Université de Bordeaux, France
    Sylvain Schmitz, ENS Cachan, France
    Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
    Jesse Tseng, CNRS - Université de Toulouse, France
    Jørgen Villadsen, Technical University of Denmark



    Denys Duchier (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Yannick Parmentier (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)


    Guillaume Cleuziou (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Thi-Bich-Hanh Dao (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Abdelali Ed-Dbali (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Matthieu Exbrayat (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Matthieu Lopez (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Lionel Martin (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Simon Petitjean (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Jacques-Henri Sublemontier (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)

Information about the Workshop is available at the CSLP workshop
website: http://www.univ-orleans.fr/lifo/evenements/CSLP2012/ 
 E-mail:cslp2012 at easychair.org

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