[HPSG-L] Second Call for Papers: LFG17

John Lowe john.lowe at ling-phil.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jan 5 10:03:42 EST 2017

Second Call for Papers

                     LFG17: The 22nd International Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference

                                  25 July - 27 July 2017
                             University of Konstanz, Germany

Conference website: http://typo.uni-konstanz.de/lfg2017/

Conference e-mail (NOT for abstract submission): lfg17 'at' uni-konstanz.de

Abstract submission deadline:  15 February 2017, 23:59 GMT

Abstracts should be submitted using the online submission system at

Invited speakers:
Geoffrey K. Pullum (University of Edinburgh) and Peter Sells (University of York)

LFG17 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.


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original, unpublished work.


Deadline for abstracts:  15 February 2017, 23:59 GMT
Notification of acceptance:  30 March 2017
Conference:  25 July -27 July 2017


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 three A4 pages: two pages total for
text, plus one page for diagrams, in 10pt or larger type and including a title. Omit name and
affiliation (including in PDF document properties), and avoid obvious self-reference.

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
below. (On the Easychair submission system, if you upload your abstract as a .pdf file,
please simply type 'abstract attached' in the abstract box.)

The number of submissions is not restricted. However, in the interests of high
participation and broad representation, each author should be involved in a maximum of two
oral papers and can only be a single author of one. 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 submissions.

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least three referees. Papers accepted to the
conference can be submitted to the refereed proceedings, which will be published online by
CSLI Publications. See http://web.stanford.edu/group/cslipublications/cslipublications/LFG/ for
recent proceedings.


The conference will be preceded by an excursion on 24 July (possibly including an overnight
stay in the Danube valley).

There will be an XLE tutorial on the day following the conference.

Details will be announced nearer the time.


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

Program Chairs (Email: lfg17 'at' easychair.org)

John Lowe, University of Oxford
Ida Toivonen, Carleton University

Local conference organizers (Email: lfg17 'at' uni-konstanz.de)

Miriam Butt, University of Konstanz
Annette Hautli-Janisz, University of Konstanz
Tina Bögel, University of Konstanz
Sebastian Sulger, University of Konstanz
Jessica Zipf, University of Konstanz
Katerina Kalouli, University of Konstanz
Christin Schätzle, University of Konstanz


Further information about LFG as a syntactic theory is available at the following site:

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