Appel: LFG-2000

Philippe Blache pb at
Mon Oct 18 11:59:05 UTC 1999

From:  Rachel Nordlinger <r.nordlinger at>



                       19 July - 20 July 2000

        The University of California at Berkeley
        as part of the BERKELEY FORMAL GRAMMAR CONFERENCE 2000

     Submission receipt deadline: 15 February 2000
         Submissions should be sent to the LFG Program Committee
         (see addresses below)

The 5th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference will be
held as a part of the Berkeley Formal Grammar Conference 2000 at the
University of California, Berkeley from July 19-23 2000.  The Berkeley
event will consist of LFG2000 (July 19-20), HPSG2000 (July 22-23) and
a common day of workshops between them (July 21), entitled Lexical and
Constructional Explanations in Constraint-Based Grammar.  This event
will offer a rare opportunity for interaction among researchers of the
two frameworks.

LFG2000 welcomes work both within the formal architecture of
Lexical-Functional Grammar and 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 nonderivational approaches to grammar, where grammar is seen as the
interaction of constraints from multiple levels, including category
information, grammatical relations, and semantic information.  Further
information about the syntactic theory LFG can be obtained from:


The conference will primarily involve 30-minute talks, and possibly a
workshop.  Talks will 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  Presentations should describe original, unpublished

Abstracts and papers must be received by February 15, 1999, and should
be submitted to the program committee chairs at the address given
below. For further information or offers of organisational help,
contact the local organisers at the address below.


Workshops are a small group of talks (2-4) on a coherent topic that
can be expected to generate opposing views and discussion with the
broader audience. Participants to workshops are usually
invited. Workshop papers should be distributed in advance among
participants and participants should refer to each others approaches.

Past LFG Conferences have included two or three workshops.  Since
LFG2000 is shorter than usual, and there is a common day of workshops
between LFG2000 and HPSG2000 on July 21, we may not have any workshops
specific to LFG2000.  However, at this point in time, we welcome
suggestions for workshops from potential organisers or people with
certain interests.  Suggestions for workshops specific to LFG2000
should be sent to the program committee:
r.nordlinger at and manning at
Suggestions for workshops for the common day on Lexical and
Constructional Explanations in Constraint-Based Grammar should be sent
to the local organizers at bfg2000 at


 Deadline for receipt of submissions:              15 February 1999

 Acceptances sent out:                                     31 March 1999

 Conference:                                                   19 July - 20
July 1999


People may submit either abstracts or full length papers for
refereeing. The advantages of full paper submission are that it allows
better assessment of your work and that (at least for some people)
accepted refereed full papers count as a higher status publication.

Full length papers. Papers should be no more than 15 pages, including
figures and references, in 11 or 12pt type, on A4/US Letter paper. The
printed text area must not exceed 165x230mm (6.5x9 inches), and should
be centred horizontally and vertically on the page.  Omit name and
affiliation, and obvious self reference from the version for
review. Papers should include a roughly 100-200 word abstract at the

Abstracts. Abstracts should be one A4 page in 10pt or larger type and
include a title. Omit name and affiliation, and obvious self
reference. A second page may be used for data, c-/f- and related
structures, and references.

Papers/abstracts may be submitted by email or by regular mail (or by
both means as a safety measure). Email submission is preferred.

Regular Mail
- Five copies of the abstract/paper.
- A card or cover sheet with the paper title, name(s) of the
author(s), affiliation, address, phone/fax number, e-mail address, and
whether the author(s) are students.


Include the paper title, name(s) of the author(s), address, phone/fax
number, email address, and whether the author(s) are students in the
body of your email message.  Include or preferably attach your paper
as either a plain ASCII text, PDF, HTML, or postscript file.
Postscript files require special care to avoid problems: make sure the
system is set to include all fonts or at least all but the standard
13; if using a recent version of Word, make sure you click the printer
Properties button and then the Postscript tab, and there choose
Optimize for Portability; on all platforms make sure the system is not
asking for a particular paper size or other device-specific
configuration.  It is your responsibility to send us a file that us
and our reviewers can print.  You can often test this by trying to
look at the file in a previewer.

All papers/abstracts will be reviewed by at least two 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.


Send paper/abstract submissions and inquiries about submissions to:
Program Committee Chairs:
                 Chris Manning <manning at>
                 Rachel Nordlinger <r.nordlinger at>

                               c/- Chris Manning
                               Linguistics Department
                               Stanford University
                               Stanford, CA 94305-2150

Contact the local conference organisers at: bfg2000 at

ALL OTHER INFORMATION including accommodation and registration details
will be included in a subsequent call for papers.  Following recent LFG
tradition, it is our hope that there will be an outdoorsy social event
prior to the beginning of LFG2000 --- watch this space for further


Dr. Rachel Nordlinger
Dept. of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010
ph. +61-(0)3-9344-4215, fax. +61-(0)3-9344-8990

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