Call for papers - LFG 2011

Rachel Nordlinger racheln at UNIMELB.EDU.AU
Wed Dec 1 22:57:51 UTC 2010


The 16th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference (LFG2011)

16-19 July, 2011
University of Hong Kong, China

Conference website:
Conference e-mail (NOT for abstract submission):  lfg2011 "at"
Abstract submission receipt deadline:  15 February 2011, 11:59 pm GMT
Abstracts should be submitted online using the obline submission system at

LFG 2011 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original, unpublished work.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 International LFG Association
(ILFGA) will pay the conference fees for the students presenting at the
dissertation session.

Students should note that the main sessions are certainly also open to
student submissions.


Deadline for abstracts:  15 February, 2011
Acceptances sent out: 31 March, 2011
Conference:   16-19 July, 2011


Abstracts for talks, posters/demonstrations and the dissertation session
must be received by February 15, 2011. 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 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

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

The conference will be held back-to-back with the Association for Linguistic
Typology 9th Biennial Meeting, which will be held at the University of Hong
Kong from 21 July to 24 July.


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

Program Committee (Email: lfg11 'at'
Louisa Sadler, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Mary Dalrymple, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Local conference organizer (Email: lfg2011 'at'

Adams Bodomo, School of Humanities, University of Hong Kong, China
Olivia Lam, School of Humanities, University of Hong Kong, China
Yanhong Pan, School of Humanities, University of Hong Kong, China
Haihua Pan, Dept Chinese, Translation and Linguistics, City University of
Hong Kong, China
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