[Lingtyp] Cfp LFG18

Ida Toivonen IdaToivonen at CUNET.CARLETON.CA
Mon Nov 6 00:14:50 UTC 2017

 LFG18: The 23rd International Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference

                                  17 July - 19 July 2018
                             University of Vienna, Austria

Conference website: TBC

Conference e-mail (NOT for abstract submission): dewei.che 'at' univie.ac.at

Abstract submission deadline:  15 February 2018, 23:59 GMT

Abstracts should be submitted using the online submission system at

Invited speakers: TBC.

Workshop: a workshop on Information Structure will be held on 20 July 2018.

LFG18 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original, unpublished work.

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.

Students should note that the main sessions are certainly also open to
student submissions. Students who present papers in either session will
receive a small subvention towards their conference costs from the International
LFG Association (ILFGA).


Deadline for abstracts:  15 February 2018, 23:59 GMT
Notification of acceptance:  30 March 2018
Conference:  17 July - 20 July 2018


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 and examples. Abstracts should be in 10pt or larger type, with margins of at least 2cm on all four sides, and should include 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, and will be published, subject to acceptance, online by CSLI Publications. (Please note that papers submitted to the proceedings are no longer automatically accepted for publication in the proceedings.)
See http://web.stanford.edu/group/cslipublications/cslipublications/LFG/ for recent proceedings.


On the 16 July 2018, there will be a pre-conference excursion, tentatively planned as a return cruise on the Danube to Bratislava.


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

Program Chairs (Email: lfg18 'at' easychair.org)

John Lowe, University of Oxford
Ida Toivonen, Carleton University

Local conference organizers (Email: dewei.che 'at' univie.ac.at)

Adams Bodomo, University of Vienna
Daniel Buring, University of Vienna
Che Dewei, University of Vienna
Hasiyatu Abubakari, University of Vienna
Izabela Jordanoska, University of Vienna


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

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