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Next issue: July 2011
International Lexical Functional Grammar Association: http://www-lfg.stanford.edu/lfg/ilfga/
More about LFG:
The 2011 Spring ParGram/ParSem Meeting will be held at the University of Debrecen, Hungary between March 28 and March 31. It will be immediately followed (on the same venue) by a one-day thematic workshop (April 1). Below are the links to the homepages of these twin-events.
Thematic Workshop On Spatial and Temporal Relations in LFG: http://hungram.unideb.hu/LFG_Workshop_2011/index.php
The deadline for free (but mandatory) registration on these homepages is March 15.
Below is a preliminary program of the workshop.
09:30-10:30 Invited Talk
Annie Zaenen (Palo Alto Research Center, California) From Syntax to Reasoning, the Challenge of Spatial Expressions
10:30-10:45 coffee break
Tibor LaczkÃ³ & GyÃ¶rgy RÃ¡kosi (University of Debrecen) On Locative Dependencies Involving Particle Verbs in Hungarian
BalÃ¡zs SurÃ¡nyi (Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences & PÃ¡zmÃ¡ny PÃ©ter Catholic University, Piliscsaba) Goal Locative Particles in Hungarian: Argument Structure and Movement Chains
12:15-13:15 lunch break
Ghulam Raza & Tafseer Ahmed (University of Konstanz) Rendering Spatial Expressions Involving Axial Parts in LFG
14:00-15:00 Invited Talk
Peter Svenonius (University of TromsÃ¸) TBA
15:00-15:30 coffee break
15:30-17:00 Round Table
moderator: Miriam Butt (University of Konstanz)
2. EXPLORATIONS IN SYNTACTIC GOVERNMENT AND SUBCATEGORISATION: CALL FOR PAPERS
Wednesday 31 August 2011 - Saturday 3 September 2011 University of Cambridge, UK
General Linguistics, Linguistic Typology, Syntax, Morphology, Formal Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, Psycholinguistics
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, 4 April 2011 Notification of acceptance: Monday, 18 April 2011 Conference dates: Wednesday, 31 August - Saturday, 3 September 2011 (lunchtime finish) Selected papers due for publication: Wednesday, 30 November 2011
We invite abstract submissions for presentations currently planned to last 25 minutes (plus 10-minute discussions). In the event that many more abstracts are received than there are available slots, a special poster session will be held in a dedicated time block. Poster presenters will be expected to provide 5-minute on-demand presentations during that session.
Abstracts should be in either .doc or .pdf format, at most 2 pages in length (including examples and references), with 2.5 cm or 1 in margins, single-spaced, with a font size no smaller than 12 pt, and with normal character spacing. Only the first 2 pages of any abstract will be considered. Abstracts should be anonymous. Please do not use your name in the filename.
Abstracts should be submitted electronically via the Linguist List's Easy Abs
http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/government (abstract submission opens on 1 March 2011).
The following speakers have already agreed to give invited talks at the conference (with provisional titles): Farrell Ackerman (UC San Diego)
'Predicates and argument selection: case and grammatical functions' Balthasar Bickel (Leipzig)
'Grammatical Relations: what's where why?' Christian Lehmann (Erfurt)
'Conceptual bases and structural correlates of government' Silvia Luraghi (Pavia)
'Variable case government'
Adam PrzepiÃ³rkowski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw) 'Automatic acquisition of subcategorisation from large text corpora' Ian Roberts (Cambridge)
'Government: agreement and minimality'
Call for papers
Papers are invited which address topics related to syntactic government and subcategorisation, and the morphosyntax of governed categories. These may include, but are not limited to: - Description and analysis of uncertain or disputed instances of government, in familiar or underdescribed languages - Unusual or unexpected governors, governees, or governed categories - Criteria for canonical vs non-canonical government - Modelling variable case government
- Modelling dependence of case government on another category (e.g. tense-aspect-mood-polarity) - Typology of syntactic dependency and government - Government vs agreement
- Government vs subcategorisation
- Government vs collocation
- Syntactic government in computational grammars - Corpus-based studies of dependency and government - Language processing perspectives on syntactic government
Following the conference, a selection of externally refereed papers will be included in a volume dedicated to 'Syntactic Government', to be published with a major publisher.
Matthew Baerman (Surrey Morphology Group) Johanna Barddal (University of Bergen)
Theresa Biberauer (University of Cambridge) James Blevins (University of Cambridge) Oliver Bond (SOAS)
Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (Paris 8 & Surrey Morphology Group) Martin Forst (Microsoft)
Andrew Hippisley (University of Kentucky) Anna Kibort (University of Cambridge & Surrey Morphology Group) Roland Meyer (University of Regensburg) Matti Miestamo (University of Helsinki) Ashild Naess (University of Oslo)
Irina Nikolaeva (SOAS)
Gyorgi Rakosi (University of Debrecen)
Ioanna Sitaridou (University of Cambridge)
Further information about the venue and the conference, as well as accommodation and registration details will be posted on the conference website closer to the date.
3. 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.
4. RECENT LFG WORK
Send details of your recent work to < Louise.Mycock "at" ling-phil "dot" ox "dot" ac "dot" uk >
Andrews, Avery (2010) 'Propositional glue and the projection architecture of LFG'. Linguistics and Philosophy, Volume 33, Number 3, 141-170. DOI: 10.1007/s10988-010-9079-9
Duncan, Lachlan (2010). 'The Syntactic Structure of K'ichee' Mayan'. Ph.D dissertation. Dept. of Anthropology, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY. http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/LFG/15/lfg10.toc.html
4.3 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
LFG conference papers are available electronically at: http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/LFG/
4.4 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.