Conf: Formal Grammar

Philippe Blache pb at
Tue May 18 09:16:21 UTC 1999

From:  Richard Oehrle <oehrle at>

FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99

	          Formal  Grammar  Conference  -  FG99


               August 7-8, 1999     Utrecht, The Netherlands

In August 1999, the Eleventh European Summer School in Logic, Lan-
guage and Information (ESSLLI XI) will be held in Utrecht, The Nether-
lands, August 9-20.  The ESSLLI Summer Schools have become a forum for
work on formal grammar, encompassing the overlapping interests of work
in formal linguistics, computational linguistics, and the role of
logic and grammar formalisms. FG99 is the 5th conference on Formal
Grammar held in conjunction with the European Summer School in Logic,
Language and Information, which takes place in 1999 in
Utrecht. Previous meetings were held in Barcelona (1995), Prague
(1996), Aix-en-Provence (1997), and as part of the Joint Conference on
Formal Grammar, Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, and Categorial
Grammar (FHCG98) held in Saarbrucken last August.  Themes of interest
include formal and computational syntax, semantics, and pragmatics;
head-driven phrase structure grammar and categorial grammar;
model-theoretic and proof-theoretic methods in linguistics;
constraint-based and resource-sensitive approaches to grammar; and
foundational, methodological and architectural issues in grammar.

    Invited Lectures:

  Marcelo Finger (Department of Computer Science, University of Sao Paulo)
  Ed Keenan & Ed Stabler (Department of Linguistics, UCLA)

    Symposium:  Grammatical  Resources  and  Grammatical  Inference

  David Dowty (Ohio State)  Polly Jacobson (Brown)   Gerhard Jager (Berlin)

        Reinhard Muskens (Tilburg)          Mark Steedman (Edinburgh)

                  commentator: Johan van Benthem (Amsterdam)

On the following pages, a detailed program of the conference is pro-
vided.  Registration for the conference should be done via the ESSLLI
XI Secretariat. The conference fee of Dfl. 80 includes a copy of the
conference proceedings.  Online registration for FG-99 and joint
registration covering both FG99 and ESSLLI XI can be arranged at


Accommodation can be arranged via ESSLLI XI.

    Programme Committee:

		Anne Abeill'e (Paris)		Gosse Bouma (Groningen)
		John Coleman (Oxford)		Mary Dalrymple (Xerox Parc)
		David Dowty (Ohio State)	Elisabet Engdahl (Gotenborg)
		Daniele Godard (Lille)		Jack Hoeksema (Groningen)
		Polly Jacobson (Brown)		Mark Johnson (Brown)
		Ruth Kempson (London)		Shalom Lappin (London)
		Glyn Morrill (Barcelona)	Anton Nijholt (Twente)
		Owen Rambow (Cogentex)		Mark Steedman (Edinburgh)

    Further Information:

    Web site for ESSLLI XI:
    Web site for FG99 :

    Organizing Committee:

    Geert-Jan Kruijff (Prague) gj at
    Paola Monachesi (Utrecht) Paola.Monachesi at
    Dick Oehrle (Arizona)  oehrle at

    FG-99 Program:

Saturday, August 7, 1999

 9.00 -  9.30   Generation and Parsing in OT-based Morphology
                Jochen Trommer (University of Potsdam)
 9.30 - 10.00   Subsumption in Natural Language and Categorial Type Logic
                Martin Jansche (Ohio State University)
10.00 - 10.30   Monotonic Reasoning from a Proof-Theoretical Perspective
                Rafaella Bernardi (University of Utrecht)
10.30 - 11.00   break
11.00 - 11.30   Towards a Minimal Logic for Minimalist Grammars: Another
                Use of Lambek Calculus
                Alain Lecomte & Christian Retore (Universite Pierre Mendes-
11.30 - 12.00   Proof Nets for Multimodal Categorial Grammars
                Richard Moot & Quintijn Puite (University of Utrecht)
12.00 - 13.00   Invited Lecture:
		Learning Structural Permissions in Categorial Grammar
                Marcel Finger (University of Sao Paulo)
13.00 - 14.30   break
14.30 - 15.00   Thematic Relations, Argument Hierarchy and Dynamic Event
                Ralf Naumann & Anja Latrouite (University of Dusseldorf)
15.00 - 15.30   Nominalisation and Rhetorical Structure
                Rodger Kibble (University of Brighton)
15.30 - 16.00   A Semantics of Temporal Questions
                Rani Nelken & Nissim Francez (Technion)
16.00 - 16.30   break
16.30 - 17.00   Quantification and Existential Sentences
                Agnes Bende-Farkas (University of Stuttgart)
17.00 - 17.30   Analyzing Context-Free and Context-Sensitive Grammars by
                Abstract Interpretation
                Michael Leuschel, Nick Linnenbrugger, & Jerome Thoma (Uni-
                versity of Southampton)
17.30 - 18.30   Invited Lecture:
		Linguistics Invariants and the Joys of Polytheism
                Ed Keenan & Ed Stabler (UCLA)

Sunday, August 8, 1999

 9.00 - 9.30    Clitic Climbing in Polish Verb Clusters: an HPSG Approach
                Anna Kupsc (Polish Academy of Sciences/Universite Paris 7)
 9.30 - 10.00   Clitic Climbing and `Long' Transformations in HPSG and Tree
                Adjoining Grammar
                Seth Kulick (University of Pennsylvania)
10.00 - 10.30   A (HPSG) Quantification-based Approach to Negative Concord
                in Romanian
                Emil Ionescu (University of Bucharest)
10.30 - 11.00   break
11.00 - 11.30   Word Order, Negation, and Negative Polarity in Hindi
                Shravan Vasishth (Ohio State University)
11.30 - 12.00   Grammatical Marking in hpsg: A Unified Analysis of Prepo-
                sitions and Case Marking
                Jesse Tseng (University of Edinburgh)
12.00 - 12.30   Partial Proof Trees and Cross-Serial Dependencies in Dutch
                Aravind Joshi, Seth Kulick, & Natasha Kurtonina (University
                of Pennsylvania)
12.30 - 14.00   break

   Symposium: Grammatical Resources and Grammatical Inference

14.00 - 14.40   Pauline Jacobson (Brown University)
14.40 - 15.20   David Dowty (Ohio State University):
		Natural Language Anaphora and Type Logical Syntax
15.20 - 16.00   Gerhard Jager (University of Berlin):
		Resource sharing in type logical grammar
16.00 - 16.30   break
16.30 - 17.10   Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh)
17.10 - 17.50   Reinhard Muskens (KUB, Tilburg):
		Logical Syntax and Dynamic Semantics
17.50 - 18.30   discussion: Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam)

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