Conf: CSLP 2012, Orleans, France, September 13-14, 2012

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Aug 7 11:00:28 UTC 2012

Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 15:44:49 +0200
From: Yannick Parmentier <yannick.parmentier at>
Message-ID: <20120806134449.GA19032 at mononoke>

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Constraint Solving and Language Processing - CSLP 2012 - 
Seventh International Workshop
Universite d'Orleans, Orleans, France
September 13-14, 2012

Registration is now open for the Constraint Solving and Language
Processing (CSLP) workshop 2012. Researchers in Linguistics, Computer
Science, Psycholinguistics and other related fields are invited to
participate to the workshop, which will take place at the Univerity of
Orleans (France, 120 km from Paris), on September 13 and 14. This is
before SemDial 2012 (SeineDial), the 16th International Workshop on the
Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (Paris, September 19-21, 2012) and
TAG+11, the 11th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and
Related Formalisms (Paris, September 26-28, 2012), which may be of
interest for the CSLP community.

The registration fees (50 EUR for students and 100 EUR for non-students
until August, 20th) cover the electronic proceedings (USB stick), the
participation to the coffee breaks, the lunches, the banquet, and the
social event (visit of a Castle of the Vallee de la Loire).


Registration form:

List of accepted papers:

Workshop program:

Access to the workshop venue:


Ruth Kempson, King's College London 

Stergios Chatzikyriakidis, Royal Holloway University of London and 
                           Open University of Cyprus

 Title: "Grammars as Mechanisms for Real-Time Tree-Growth: Explaining
         Clitic Pronouns"

 Abstract: In this talk, we argue for a shift of perspective into
defining grammars as mechanisms for incremental growth of interpretation
reflecting the time-line of processing (Dynamic Syntax: Kempson et
al. 2001, Cann et al. 2005, Chatzikyriakidis & Kempson 2011). The core
syntactic notion of this framework is that of monotonic context-relative
tree growth (following Blackburn & Meyer-Viol 1994), with both content
and structural parameters of underspecification and update. Our case
study is the puzzle of clitic pronoun clusters of Modern Greek dialects,
which illustrate both the low level morphological idiosyncracy of such
clusterings, and yet the broad cross-linguistic constraints to which
they are subject: these dialects display variants of the so-called
Person Case Constraint, a constraint whose generality continues to
provide a major challenge for current theoretical frameworks (Adger &
Harbour 2007, Heap 2005, among others). We show first how the limits on
variation displayed in such clusters are explicable in terms of a
constraint debarring more than one underspecified tree relation of a
type at a time, a constraint only expressible in a dynamical grammar
framework; and we give an analysis of Greek dialectal variation in these
terms. Then we explore the consequences of this theoretical perspective,
viz. the domain-generality of the system of growth underpinning
natural-language syntax; and we will suggest that metrical ambiguities
and metrical dissonance displayed in music (Vazan & Schober 2004, London
2012) are subject to the same restriction on real-time structural


    Philippe Blache, CNRS - Université de Provence, France
    Adriane Boyd, Universität Tübingen, Germany
    Aoife Cahill, ETS Princeton, USA
    Henning Christiansen, Roskilde University, Denmark
    Berthold Crysmann, CNRS - Paris 7, France
    Verónica Dahl, Simon Fraser University, Canada
    Helen de Hoop, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Eric De La Clergerie, INRIA - Paris 7, France
    Denys Duchier, Université d'Orléans, France
    Claire Gardent, CNRS - LORIA, France
    Barbara Hemforth, Université Paris Descartes, France
    Maria Dolores Jiménez-López, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
    Laura Kallmeyer, Heinrich Heine Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Ruth Kempson, King's College London, UK
    Stephan Kepser, Codecentric AG Düsseldorf, Germany
    Patrick McCrae, Langtec Hamburg, Germany
    Wolfgang Menzel, Universität Hamburg, Germany
    Detmar Meurer, Universität Tübingen, Germany
    Véronique Moriceau, Université Paris XI, France
    Jean-Philippe Prost, Université de Montpellier, France
    Adam Przepiórkowski, IPIPAN, Warsaw, Poland
    Christian Rétoré, Université de Bordeaux, France
    Frank Richter, Universität Tübingen, Germany
    Sylvain Salvati, INRIA - Université de Bordeaux, France
    Sylvain Schmitz, ENS Cachan, France
    Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
    Jesse Tseng, CNRS - Université de Toulouse, France
    Jørgen Villadsen, Technical University of Denmark



    Denys Duchier (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Yannick Parmentier (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)


    Guillaume Cleuziou (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Thi-Bich-Hanh Dao (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Abdelali Ed-Dbali (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Matthieu Exbrayat (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Matthieu Lopez (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Lionel Martin (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Simon Petitjean (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Jacques-Henri Sublemontier (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)

Information about the Workshop is available at the CSLP workshop
E-mail:cslp2012 at

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