NOTE: change in submission format

                       FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
                             LFG 2003

                        2003 INTERNATIONAL

                       DATES 16-18 July 2003

                       Saratoga Springs, NY

       Abstract submission receipt deadline: 15 February 2003
      Submissions should be sent to the LFG Program Committee
                       (see addresses below)

                   URL for this call for papers: 

Conference website:

The 8th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference will be
held by the Department of Anthropology, University at Albany, SUNY in
Saratoga Springs, NY from 16 to 18 July 2003.  A pre-conference
gathering and, possibly, a tutorial are planned for 15 July.

LFG 2003 welcomes work both within the formal architecture of
Lexical-Functional Grammar and 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 nonderivational approaches to grammar, where grammar is seen as the
interaction of (perhaps violable) constraints from multiple levels,
including category information, grammatical relations, and semantic
information.  Further information about the syntactic theory LFG can
be obtained from:         and


The main conference sessions will involve 40-minute talks (30 min. +
10 min. discussion period), and poster/system presentations.
Contributions should 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  Presentations should describe original, unpublished


Like in the previous year, 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 contents of the
dissertation; the time slots for the presentations will be 30 minutes
in total.  The International LFG Association (ILFGA) will pay the
conference fees for the students presenting at the student session.

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


Deadline for receipt of paper submissions:      15 February 2003
Acceptances sent out:                           31 March 2003
Conference:                                     16-18 July 2003


Abstracts for talks, posters and the dissertation session must be
received by February 15, 2003.  All abstracts should be sent to the
program committee at the addresses given below.  For
workshops/tutorials, further site information or offers of
organisational help, contact the local organisers at the addresses

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.

*NEW* The data and figures (c-/f- and related structures) do not have to be
separate from the text: i.e., we would prefer an integration of
examples and figures in the text of the abstract.  Omit name and
affiliation, and obvious self reference.

Abstracts may be submitted by email or by regular mail.  Email
submission is preferred.

The following information should be provided on a separate page or in
the body of the email:

PAPER TITLE: ___________________________________________
(for each author:)
    NAME:                _______________________________
    AFFILIATION:         _______________________________
    E-MAIL ADDRESS:      _______________________________
(for author of contact:)
    MAIL ADDRESS:        _______________________________
    PHONE NUMBER:        _______________________________
    FAX NUMBER:          _______________________________

SESSION TYPE (should submission be considered (1) as either a talk or
a poster, (2) only as a talk, (3) only as a poster/demonstration, (4)
for the dissertation session): _________________________

(for dissertation session submissions:)
    UNIVERSITY:          _______________________________
    ADVISOR(S):          _______________________________
    (EXPECTED) DATE OF SUBMISSION: _____________________

(In the absence of session type specification, submissions will be
considered for both the talk and the poster sessions, and the program
co-chairs may decide that certain submissions are better as poster
presentations than as read papers.)

Regular Mail:
- Eight copies of the abstract/paper.
- A card or cover sheet with author information.

Include the author information in the body of your email message.
Include or preferably attach your abstract.  The preferred file
formats are PDF or plain ASCII.  (If you cannot create PDF, HTML and
postscript will be accepted too.  Postscript files require special care
to avoid problems: make sure your system is set to include all fonts,
or at least all but the standard 13; if using a recent version of
Word, make sure you click the printer Properties button and then the
Postscript tab, and there choose Optimize for Portability; on all
platforms make sure the system is not asking for a particular paper
size or other device-specific configuration.  It is your
responsibility to send us a file that us and our reviewers can print.
You can often test this by trying to look at the file in a screen
previewer such as Ghostview.)

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.


Send abstract submissions and inquiries about submissions to:

Program Committee:

         Jonas Kuhn, 
         Tara Mohanan,

Mail:                       LFG 2003
                            c/o Jonas Kuhn
                            Department of Linguistics
                            1 University Station, B5100
                            University of Texas at Austin
                            Austin, TX 78712-1196

Contact the local conference organisers at:

         George Aaron Broadwell,

Mail:                       George Aaron Broadwell
                            Department of Anthropology
                            Arts & Sciences Building, Room 237
                            University at Albany, SUNY
                            1400 Washington Ave.
                            Albany, NY 12222


Saratoga Springs is a resort town in upstate New York, famous for its
mineral waters, spas, and horse racing.  It has maintained and
restored a beautiful, pedestrian-oriented downtown full of 19th
century architecture.  During the summer Saratoga Springs is also home
to the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York City Ballet.  LFG 2003
sessions will be held at Empire State College, SUNY, located in
downtown Saratoga Springs.

Because Saratoga Springs is a popular summer vacation destination,
hotels fill up quickly.  The organizers encourage those with an interest
in attending to make reservations as soon as possible.  A list of local
accommodations is available at the conference web site.

Saratoga Springs is thirty miles north of Albany, NY, which is also
the location of the nearest airport.  Saratoga Springs is also
serviced by Amtrak, Greyhound, and Trailways.  The Adirondack
Mountains begin about fifteen miles north of Saratoga Springs, at Lake

[Participants coming from the Bay Area should be aware that flights
from Oakland to Albany are often inexpensive, due to competition from
Southwest Airlines.]

For more information on the Saratoga Springs area, see

For more information on the University at Albany, see

(See also the conference website:


Jonas Kuhn
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