LFG21: Second Call for Papers,

  • 22 Dec 2020 14:08
    Message # 9446004

    Second Call for Papers

    LFG21: The 26th International Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference

                                      15 June - 17 June 2021
                                        University of Oslo

    Conference website:

    Conference e-mail (NOT for abstract submission): lfg-2021 'at' iln.uio.no

    Abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2021, 23:59 UTC-12 (midnight anywhere on Earth)

    Important notice: Depending on the situation with respect to the
    pandemic, the conference might be moved to an online event. In that case, the conference will take place online in mid-July. The decision whether the conference will move online will be made before the final submission date, and will be announced accordingly.

    Abstracts should be submitted using the online submission system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lfg21

    Invited speakers:

    Ida Toivonen (Carleton University, Canada) and

    Stephen Wechsler (University of Texas at Austin, USA)

    Workshop (half-day): 18 June 2021.

    LFG21 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.

    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    should describe original, unpublished work.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 2021, 23:59 UTC-12 (midnight anywhere on Earth)
    Notification of acceptance:  31 March 2021
    Conference:  15 June - 17 June 2021


    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.

    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. (On the Easychair submission system, if you upload your abstract as a .pdf file, please simply type 'abstract attached' in the abstract box.)

    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 submissions.

    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 CSLI Publications. (Please note that papers submitted to the proceedings are no longer automatically accepted for publication in the proceedings.) See
    for recent proceedings.


    There will be a pre-conference excursion on the 14th June 2021. More information will be provided at a later date.


    If you have queries about abstract submission or have problems using the EasyChair submission system, please contact the Program Committee.

    Program Chairs (Email: lfg21 'at' easychair.org)

    Tina Bögel, University of Konstanz
    Agnieszka Patejuk, Polish Academy of Sciences and University of Oxford

    Local conference organizers (Email: lfg-2021 'at' iln.uio.no)

    Helge Lødrup
    Dag Haug

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