3-5 July 2002

National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

Abstract submission receipt deadline: 15 February 2002
Submissions should be sent to the LFG Program Committee (see addresses below)

The 7th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference will be held by the Computer Science Division of the Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, from 3 to 5 July 2002.

LFG-2002 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:

The conference will primarily involve 30-minute talks, poster/system presentations and workshops.  Talks and poster presentations will 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  Presentations should describe original, unpublished work.
This year we're going to encourage an active poster session. All presenters will be invited to display posters and to have a chance to chat in more detail with participants about their work.  For the poster panel size see guidelines. In addition we will accept papers for poster presentation only.  Poster presenters will be asked not to use their laptops in their presentations.
Workshops are a small group of talks (2-4) on a coherent topic that can be expected to generate opposing views and discussion with the broader audience. Participants to workshops are usually invited. Workshop papers should be distributed in advance among participants and participants should refer to each others approaches.

At this point in time, we welcome suggestions for workshops from potential organisers or people with certain interests.  Suggestions for workshops should be sent to the local organizers at:

This year we are hoping to hold a special student session.  We invite submissions of abstracts for presentations of LFG-related PhD dissertations and Master theses (or other student research theses) that have been recently completed, or will be completed by the time of the conference.  The format of the student session talks will be 20 minutes of presentation, followed by a 10-minute discussion period. For the students presenting at the student session, the conference fees will be waived.

The submission of abstracts should follow the specifications for the main LFG talks.  Please indicate clearly that you intend to submit your abstract to the student session. In the body of your email message (or on a separate page if you are submitting a hard copy) please also include the following information: thesis title, degree type, supervisor, university, and (expected/actual) date of submission.  For further enquiries please email the program committee at the addresses below.


Deadline for receipt of talk submissions: 15 February 2002
Late deadline for poster-only submissions: 15 March 2002
Acceptances sent out: 31 March 2002
Deadline for workshop submissions: 15 January 2002
Workshop acceptances: 15 February 2002
Conference: 3-5 July 2002

Abstracts for talks must be received by February 15, 2002, while poster-only abstracts will be accepted until March 15, 2002. All abstracts should be sent to the program committee chairs at the addresses given below. For workshops, further site information or offers of organisational help, contact the local organisers at the addresses below.

Submissions should be in the form of abstracts only.  In contrast to previous years, we are not accepting the submission of full papers. Abstracts should be one A4 page in 10 pt or larger type and include a title. Omit name and affiliation, and obvious self reference. A second page may be used for data, c-/f- and related structures and references.

Submissions should indicate whether they wish to be considered only as a talk, as either a talk or a poster, or only as a poster/demonstration. In the absence of specification, submissions will be considered for both classes, and the program chairs may decide that certain submissions are better as poster presentations than as read papers.

Abstracts may be submitted by email or by regular mail (or by both means as a safety measure). Email submission is preferred.

Regular Mail
- Eight copies of the abstract/paper.
- A card or cover sheet with the paper title, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, address, phone/fax number, e-mail address, and whether the author(s) are students.
Include the paper title, name(s) of the author(s), address, phone/fax number, email address, and whether the author(s) are students in the body of your email message.  Include or preferably attach your paper as either a plain ASCII text, PDF, HTML, or postscript file.  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 we 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:
Jonas Kuhn <>
Rachel Nordlinger <>

c/- Jonas Kuhn
Department of Linguistics
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-2150

For any other information concerning the conference, please contact the local organisers at:

Yanis Maistros <>
Stella Markantonatou <>
Marina Vassiliou <>

Yanis Maistros
9, Heroon Polytechniou St
GR 15773 Zografou

Stella Markantonatou
Institute for Language and Speech Processing
Artemidos 6 & Epidavrou St
GR 15125 Paradissos Amaroussiou