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Next issue: March 2011
International Lexical Functional Grammar Association: http://www-lfg.stanford.edu/lfg/ilfga/
More about LFG:
16-19 July, 2011
University of Hong Kong, China
Conference website: http://www.hku.hk/linguist/lfg2011/lfg2011.html Conference e-mail (NOT for abstract submission): lfg2011 "at" gmail.com
Abstract submission receipt deadline: 15 February 2011, 11:59 pm GMT
Abstracts should be submitted online using the obline submission system at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lfg11
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: http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/external/LFG/
SUBMISSIONS: TALKS AND POSTERS
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 Presentations should describe original, unpublished work.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 submissions.
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 Publications.
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.
ORGANISERS AND THEIR CONTACT ADDRESSES
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' easychair.org) Louisa Sadler, University of Essex, United Kingdom Mary Dalrymple, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Local conference organizer (Email: lfg2011 'at' gmail.com) 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, School of Humanities, University of Hong Kong, China
2. PROCEEDINGS OF LFG 2010 NOW AVAILABLE
From Tracy Holloway King:
"We are pleased to announce that the LFG10 proceedings are now available on-line from CSLI Publications at:
We would like to thank the program committee, the local organizing committee, the authors, and CSLI for their help in producing the proceedings."
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Farrell Ackerman and Irina Nikolaeva
'Agreement versus Pronominal Incorporation in Eurasian Relative Clauses'
'The Catalan Definite Article as Lexical Sharing', Pages 5-25
'Object Shift or Object Placement in General', Pages 26-42
Doug Arnold and Louisa Sadler
'Pottsian LFG', Pages 43-63
Brett Baker, Kate Horrack, Rachel Nordlinger and Louisa Sadler 'Putting it All Together: Agreement, Incorporation, Coordination and External Possession in Wubuy (Australia)', Pages 64-84
'Pashto (Endo-)Clitics in a Parallel Architecture', Pages 85-105
Tina Boegel, Tracy Holloway King, Ronald M. Kaplan, John T. Maxwell III and Miriam Butt 'Second Position Clitics and the Prosody-Syntax Interface', Pages 106-126
'How does Probabilistic Syntax Develop? Evidence from Early Models of Syntactic Variation'
George Aaron Broadwell
'Two Movement Paradoxes in Zapotec', Pages 127-143
Anton Bryl and Josef van Genabith
'Two Approaches to Automatic Matching of Atomic Grammatical Features in LFG', Pages 144-154
'Using Templates to Account for English Resultatives', Pages 155-164
Elizabeth Coppock and Stephen Wechsler
'Less-travelled Paths from Pronoun to Agreement: The Case of the Uralic Objective Conjugations', Pages 165-185
'Information Structure and Glue'
Mary Dalrymple and Bozhil Hristov
'Agreement Patterns and Coordination in Lexical Functional Grammar', Pages 186-206
'Syntactic Structure of K'ichee' Mayan'
'An Unmediated Analysis of Relative Clauses', Pages 207-227
Martin Forst, Tracy Holloway King and Tibor LaczkÃ³ 'Particle Verbs in Computational LFGs: Issues from English, German, and Hungarian', Pages 228-248
'Multiple Questions in French and Hungarian: An LFG Account', Pages 249-269
Annette Hautli, Ozlem Cetinoglu and Josef van Genabith 'Closing the Gap Between Stochastic and Rule-based LFG Grammars', Pages 270-289
'The Syntax of Lexical Reciprocal Constructions', Pages 290-310
'The Parallel Architecture and its Lexicon: Is There Anything Useful for LFG?'
Jonas Kuhn, Christian Rohrer and Sina Zarriess 'Right Node Raising in Parsing and Generation', Pages 311-331
'Walman and-verbs and the Nature of Walman Serialization', Pages 332-352
'Are Norwegian 'Type Anaphora' Really Surface Anaphora?'
Jean-Philippe Marcotte and Kateryna Kent 'Russian Verbal Affixes and the Projection Architecture', Pages 353-373
'Incorporation and Complex Predication in Persian', Pages 374-394
'On Snakes and Locative Binding in Hungarian', Pages 395-415
Melanie Seiss and Rachel Nordlinger
'Applicativizing Complex Predicates: A Case Study from Murrinh-Patha', Pages 416-436
'Relational-Realizational Syntax: An Architecture for Specifying and Learning Morphosyntactic Descriptions', Pages 437-457
Nigel Vincent and Kersti Bo;rjars
'Complements of Adjectives: A Diachronic Approach', Pages 458-478
Sina Zarriess and Jonas Kuhn
'Reversing F-Structure Rewriting for Generation from Meaning Representations', Pages 479-499
3. 4TH SOUTH OF ENGLAND LFG MEETING
The 4th South of England LFG meeting, a student-oriented forum for presentations and discussion of various topics from an LFG perspective, will take place on Saturday 5th March 2011 at SOAS, London. These meetings aim to bring together students, researchers and academic staff working on or interested in LFG.
More information can be found at:
4. DRAFTS FOR COMMENTS
'Drafts for comments' offers bulletin readers the opportunity to submit information about drafts or projects on which they would like to receive comments from the community. This brings work in progress to the attention of the community and plays some of the role that previous incarnations of the archive played.
Please submit basic article/project information and a) a URL if the item is available online or else b) your contact email.
New version of 'Quirky Case and 'Co-generative' LFG+Glue' available on Avery Andrews' webpage: http://arts.anu.edu.au/linguistics/people/averyandrews/Papers/
5. RECENT LFG WORK
Send details of your recent work to < Louise.Mycock "at" ling-phil "dot" ox "dot" ac "dot" uk >
Bryl, Anton & Josef van Genabith (2010). 'f-align: an open-source alignment tool for LFG f-structures'. "AMTA 2010: the Ninth conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas", Denver, Colorado, October 31â€“November 4, 2010.
Butt, Miriam & Jafar Rizvi (2010). 'Tense and Aspect in Urdu'. In Patricia Cabredo Hofherr and Brenda Laca (eds.) "Layers of Aspect". Stanford: CSLI Publications. 43-66.
Cetinoglu, Ozlem, Jennifer Foster, Joakim Nivre, Deirdre Hogan, Aoife Cahill & Josef van Genabith (2010). 'LFG without C-structures'. "Proceedings of the Ninth International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories", Estonia, December 2010.
Graham, Yvette & Josef van Genabith (2010). 'Factored Templates for Factored Machine Translation Models'. To appear in "Proceedings of the International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation 2010", Paris, France.
Yvette Graham & Josef van Genabith (2010). 'Deep Syntax Language Models and Statistical Machine Translation'. In "Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Syntax and Structure in Statistical Translation at The 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics", Beijing, China
Yvette Graham (2010). 'Sulis: An Open Source Transfer Decoder for Deep Syntactic Statistical Machine Translation'. "The Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics, Special Issue: Open Source Tools for Machine Translation".
Wolfgang Seeker, Ines Rehbein, Jonas Kuhn & Josef van Genabith (2010). 'Hard Constraints for Grammatical Function Labelling'. "ACL 2010", Uppsala, Sweden.
Tounsi L. & Josef van Genabith (2010). 'Arabic Parsing Using Grammar Transforms, International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation'. "LREC 2010", Valletta, Malta.
5.2 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
LFG conference papers are available electronically at: http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/LFG/
5.3 DOWNLOADABLE LFG PAPERS
A list of web-pages where people post downloadable LFG papers: http://arts.anu.edu.au/linguistics/LFG/
Additional suggestions welcome.
The boilerplate (standard text) which previously appeared at the end of every bulletin can be accessed at:
The LFG website also serves much of the same function as the boilerplate section.