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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Germany: FG-2008: The 13th Conference on Formal Grammar -- Call for Participation

FG-2008: The 13th Conference on Formal Grammar

Hamburg, Germany, August 9-10, 2008

Collocated with the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

FG-2008 is the 13th conference on Formal Grammar, to be held in conjunction with the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, which takes place in 2008 in Hamburg, Germany. Previous Formal Grammar meetings were held in Barcelona (1995), Prague (1996), Aix-en-Provence (1997), Saarbruecken (1998), Utrecht (1999), Helsinki (2001), Trento (2002), Vienna (2003), Nancy (2004), Edinburgh (2005), Malaga (2006) and Dublin (2007).

Aims and Scope:

FG provides a forum for the presentation of new and original research on formal grammar, mathematical linguistics and the application of formal and mathematical methods to the study of natural language. Themes of interest include, but are not limited to, 
formal and computational phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics;
model-theoretic and proof-theoretic methods in linguistics;
logical aspects of linguistic structure;
constraint-based and resource-sensitive approaches to grammar;
learnability of formal grammar; 
integration of stochastic and symbolic models of grammar;
foundational, methodological and architectural issues in grammar;
mathematical foundations of statistical approaches to linguistic analysis. 
Previous conferences in this series have welcomed papers from a wide variety of frameworks. 


Saturday, August 9th
9.30 a.m. - 9.40 a.m. opening
9.40 a.m. - 10.40 a.m. Invited talk: Philipp Koehn. The Emerging Role of Grammars in Statistical Machine Translation
11.10 a.m. - 11.50 a.m. Geoffrey Pullum and Hans-Jörg Tiede: Inessential Features and Expressive Power of Descriptive Metalanguages 
11.50 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. Yael Sygal and Shuly Wintner: Type Signature Modules.
2.30 p.m. - 3.10 p.m. Wolfgang Maier and Anders Søgaard: Treebanks and mild context-sensitivity. 
3.10 p.m. - 3.50 p.m. Stephan Kepser: A Landscape of Logics for Finite Unordered Unranked Trees.
4.20 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. Anne Bjerre and Tavs Bjerre: Danish there-constructions with intransitive verbs 
Sunday August 10th
9.30 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. Invited talk: Markus Egg. Underspecification: from semantics to discourse
11.00 a.m. - 11.40 a.m. Mehdi Manshadi, James Allen and Mary D. Swift: Toward a Universal Underspecified Semantic Representation. 
11.40 a.m. - 12.20 p.m. Alain Lecomte: Semantics in Minimalist-Categorial Grammars12.20 p.m. - 12.30 p.m. closing