Bibliography gets new location

The LFG bibliography is now hosted by Meladel Mistica at the University of Melbourne.  Thanks, Meladel.

ParSem Wiki at Konstanz

A ParSem Wiki has been started by the University of Konstanz. It is intended for in-depth discussions about the design of the semantic representations constructed in the ParSem project on top of syntactic analyses developed by the ParGram project.

Fall Pargram meeting at Microsoft

The fall ParGram meeting is held from Monday Oct. 3 through Friday Oct. 7, 2011 at the Microsoft premises in Mountain View, CA.

LFG2013 to be held in Debrecen

Rachel Nordlinger reports that the Executive Committee of the International Lexical-Functional Grammar Association is pleased to announce that the 2013 LFG conference will be held in Debrecen, Hungary. ILFGA is exceptionally grateful to the individuals and institutions that have offered to host the LFG conference.

LFG12 in Bali and Pargram meeting

The dates for LFG12 in Bali have been set to 28 June – 1 July 2012. The call for papers is here:
There will be a ParGram meeting before LFG12, and the 12th International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics (12-ICAL) will be held after LFG12.

LFG 2011: call for participation

The 16th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference will be held at The University of Hong Kong from July 16 to 19, 2011. Registration is now open. The deadline for early bird registration is July 10, 2011.

Spring ParGram/ParSem meeting and workshop

The 2011 Spring ParGram/ParSem Meeting will be held at the University of Debrecen, Hungary between March 28 and March 31. It will be immediately followed (on the same venue) by a one-day thematic workshop (April 1). Below are the links to the homepages of these twin-events.

ParGram/ParSem Meeting

Thematic Workshop On Spatial and Temporal Relations in LFG

The deadline for free (but mandatory) registration on these homepages is March 15.

Below is a preliminary program of the workshop.

09:30-10:30 Invited Talk
Annie Zaenen (Palo Alto Research Center, California)
From Syntax to Reasoning, the Challenge of Spatial Expressions

10:30-10:45 coffee break

Tibor Laczkó & György Rákosi (University of Debrecen)
On Locative Dependencies Involving Particle Verbs in Hungarian

Balázs Surányi (Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences & Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Piliscsaba)
Goal Locative Particles in Hungarian: Argument Structure and Movement Chains

12:15-13:15 lunch break

Ghulam Raza & Tafseer Ahmed (University of Konstanz)
Rendering Spatial Expressions Involving Axial Parts in LFG

14:00-15:00 Invited Talk
Peter Svenonius (University of Tromsø)

15:00-15:30 coffee break

15:30-17:00 Round Table
moderator: Miriam Butt (University of Konstanz)

Workshop: Spatial & Temporal Relations in LFG

Abstracts are solicited for 30-minute presentations (followed by 15-minute discussion periods) addressing syntactic, semantic, morphological and implementational issues pertaining to the treatment of spatial and temporal relations within the formal architecture of Lexical-Functional Grammar as well as in typological, formal, and computational work within the ‘spirit of LFG’ as a lexicalist approach to language employing a parallel, constraint-based framework. All semantic theories are welcome. We are particularly interested in presentations that integrate either the classic co-description approach or the f-structure rewrite/transfer approach recently pioneered by Crouch et al. in the form of Abstract Knowledge Representation (AKR).

This one-day thematic workshop will immediately follow the spring ParGram/ParSem meeting to be held at the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary (March 28th – March 31st).

More information: or hungram “at” unideb “dot” hu

eXLEpse editor website

We have now set up a website containing information about the eXLEpse editor for XLE grammars presented at the ParGram meeting in October. The website contains a short description of the editor, documentation files in English and German, and download links for different operating systems. The website is located at:

If you have further questions concerning the editor, please contact Sebastian Sulger (


First call for LFG2011 conference

The first call for the 16th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference (LFG2011) is out.
It will be published on the conference website. The conference will be held at the University of Hong Kong.