Asking for help

frank gudunj at 126.COM
Fri Aug 29 05:09:11 EDT 2014

Dear fellow professors/Ph.D holders/doctoral students et al:
I have finished a paper dealing with English Light Verb Constructions. Since I am not a native English speaker, I feel worried that  the English abstract regarding some words, phrases or sentences may be  not so idiomatic.  I'd quite appreciate it if anyone could improve it or give some comments at your earliest convenience.
With regards
Zhang Aipu (PR China)
 Pls find the abstract enclosed with the email. The paper has been accepted and will come out in a Chinese academic journal very soon.) 

At 2013-12-23 21:49:11,"Arnold, Doug" <doug at ESSEX.AC.UK> wrote:
>From: Ida Toivonen <Ida.Toivonen at>
>Subject: 19th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference (LFG14)
>Date: 23 December 2013 10:29:19 GMT
>                    Second Call for Papers
>The 19th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference (LFG14)
>                    17 July - 19 July 2014
>                   Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
>Conference website:
>Conference e-mail (NOT for abstract submission):
>   lfg2014 'at'
>Abstract submission receipt deadline:  15 February 2014, 11:59 pm GMT
>Abstracts should be submitted online using the online submission system at
>LFG14 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 site:
>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original, unpublished work.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 students who present in this 
>session will receive a subvention towards their conference costs from the 
>International LFG Association (ILFGA).
>Students should note that the main sessions are certainly also open to
>student submissions.
>Deadline for abstracts:  15 February 2014
>Acceptances sent out:  30 March 2014
>Conference:  17 July - 19 July 2014
>Abstracts for talks, posters/demonstrations and the dissertation
>session must be received by February 15, 2014. The language of the
>conference is English, and all abstracts must be written in English.
>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 format (or a plain text file). If you have any trouble converting
>your file into pdf please contact the Program Committee at the address
>The number of submissions is not restricted.  However, the number of
>oral presentations per participant is limited. Each author can be
>involved in a maximum of three papers that are presented orally, and
>can only be the first author of a single paper. The program committee
>will have discretionary powers to vary these rules in particular
>situations as they see fit. There are no restrictions on poster
>presentations. Authors may want to keep this in mind when stating
>their preferences concerning the mode of presentation of their
>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: lfg14 'at'
>Anna Kibort, University of Oxford
>Ida Toivonen, Carleton University
>Local conference organizers (Email: lfg2014 'at'
>Steven Abney, University of Michigan
>Damir Cavar, Eastern Michigan University
>Malgorzata Cavar, Eastern Michigan University
>T. Daniel Seely, Eastern Michigan University

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