Spring 2011 ParGram/ParSem Meeting

The spring 2011 ParGram/ParSem meeting will be in Debrecen, Hungary. It will be organized by Tibor Laczko and the HunGram project team. Dates are still to be determined but are likely to be in late March.

This meeting will be held in tandem with a one-day LFG workshop. Details TBD.

Fall 2010 ParGram/ParSem registration

The fall ParGram/ParSem meeting will be Oct 4-8 at PARC.  At this point could you please:

  1. Send Annie Zaenen (Annie.Zaenen@parc.com) a message if you will be attending the meeting
  2. Send Tracy King (Tracy.King@microsoft.com) a message about presentations you would like to give (or have someone else give)

Fall ParGram/ParSem meeting

The fall ParGram/ParSem meeting will be October 4-8, 2010 at PARC (Palo Alto, CA). Please send agenda items to Annie Zaenen and Tracy Holloway King.

LFG 2010 updated program

An updated program for LFG 2010 at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada is available. Registration is open on the LFG 2010 website, which also contains information about accommodation, activities, etc. The preregistration deadline is May 15, 2010.

New book on grammar theory

Stefan Müller has published a new book on grammar theory with a chapter on LFG. The book is also freely downloadable.

Two vacancies at Bergen for LFG-related PhD projects

The University of Bergen announces two PhD level positions in the CLARA project. The vacancies are for people in an early stage of their research careers and imply mobility. Successful candidates have a good background in LFG. The deadline is 18 April 2010.

Spring 2010 ParGram meeting (4)

There is now more information concerning the spring ParGram meeting on our webpage. We have uploaded a preliminary schedule for the meeting – take a look here:


If you would like to give a talk, please do let us know.


Article on fst-based Abkhaz morphology


I have just drafted an article on fst-based Abkhaz morphology.
Comments are welcome.


Spring 2010 ParGram meeting (3)


we have now put up more information on the up-coming ParGram Meeting on this website:


We have pre-booked several hotel rooms. If you are planning on coming and would like to book one of these hotels, please go ahead. Just tell them you are booking under “ParGram Meeting, Miriam Butt”. If possible, also let Andrea Seeler (andrea.seeler@uni-konstanz.de) know that you have booked the room (or you can even try to get her to book it for you…) so that we can keep track.

We’re working on a schedule and will have a first version of that up soon.


Spring 2010 ParGram meeting (2)


the next ParGram Meeting will be in Konstanz from March 22-26.   We will post local information on our UrduGram page shortly:


Note that our nearest airport is Zurich (Switzerland).  And various cheap airlines fly to Friedrichshafen, which is just across the lake.

In order to begin getting organized we would like to get a poll of

1) who is planning to attend?
2) what topics/talks there will be?

We have a list of proposed topics from the last ParGram meeting.  These include:

a) TNS-ASP session (Urdu, Tigrinya, Chinese)
b) Passives: statives vs. non-statives
c) Restriction — Tutorial/Discussion of Issues
d) Challenge/Taks/Corpus for Semantics (maybe first few pages of Sophie’s World?)

Please send your answers to:  sebastian.sulger@uni-konstanz.de