LFG24: The 29th International Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference - Second call for papers

  • 18 Jan 2024 10:13
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    LFG24: The 29th International Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference

    21 August - 23 August 2024

    University of Ghana

    Conference e-mail (NOT for abstract submission): lfgc2024 'at' gmail.com

    Abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2024, 23:59 UTC-12 (midnight anywhere on Earth)

    Abstract submission: https://openreview.net/group?id=LFG/2024/Conference

    Invited speaker: Mary Dalrymple, University of Oxford

    Please note:

    This year's LFG conference is co-located with the 16th Linguistics Association of Ghana Annual Conference (LAG 2024).

    LFG24 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



    The main conference sessions will involve 45-minute talks (30 min + 15 min discussion), and poster

    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 Presentations should describe original, unpublished work.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.

    Students should note that the main sessions are certainly also open to student submissions. Students

    who present papers in either session will receive a small subvention towards their conference costs

    from the International LFG Association (ILFGA).


    Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2024, 23:59 UTC-12 (midnight anywhere on Earth)

    Notification of acceptance: 3 April 2024

    Conference: 21 August - 23 August 2024


    The language of the conference is English, and all abstracts must be written in English.

    All abstracts should be submitted using the online submission system. Submissions should be in the

    form of abstracts only. Abstracts can be up to three A4 pages, including figures and

    references. Abstracts should be in 10pt or larger type, with margins of at least 2cm on all four

    sides, and should include a title. Omit name and affiliation (including in PDF document properties),

    and avoid obvious self-reference.

    For dissertation session submissions, please add "Dissertation" to the title of your abstract.

    Please submit your abstract in .pdf format (or a plain text file).

    The number of submissions is not restricted. However, in the interests of high participation and

    broad representation, each author should be involved in a maximum of two oral papers and can only be

    a single author of one. There are no restrictions on poster presentations. Authors may want to keep

    this in mind when stating their preferences concerning the mode of presentation of their


    All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least three referees. Papers accepted to the

    conference can be submitted to the refereed proceedings, and will be published, subject to

    acceptance, online by PubliKon at the University of Konstanz. (Please note that papers submitted

    to the proceedings are no longer automatically accepted for publication in the proceedings.)

    See https://lfg-proceedings.org/lfg/index.php/main/index for recent proceedings.


    There will be a day of pre-conference activities before the 21st of August.


    If you have queries about abstract submission or have problems submitting your paper, please contact

    the Program Committee.

    Program Chairs (Email: lfg.progcom 'at' gmail.com)

    Tina Bögel, University of Konstanz and Goethe University Frankfurt

    Stephen Jones, University of Groningen

    Local conference organizers (Email: lfgc2024 'at' gmail.com)

    Adams Bodomo, University of Ghana


    Further information about LFG as a framework for linguistic analysis is available at the following

    site: https://ling.sprachwiss.uni-konstanz.de/pages/home/lfg/

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