HPSG-2009 will take place in July, 2009 in the ancient and beautiful city of Göttingen, Germany.
There will be two tutorials offered on July 16th.
The morning tutorial: Gerald Penn
Efficient Grammar Development in TRALE
This tutorial will not be an introduction to grammar development with typed feature structures. Assuming a basic knowledge of that, we'll instead make a quick survey of TRALE's syntax and then dive into how to use those syntactic primitives effectively.
In linguistics, "effective" can imply a great many aesthetic qualities for grammars, some of which we'll review. But this tutorial will pay particular attention to the question of efficiency --- how (and how not) to use the language to write grammars that run quickly.
The afternoon tutorial: Ivan Sag
Sign-Based Construction Grammar (SBCG) is a variety of HPSG which, like GPSG, recognizes only mother-daughter structures. This goal is achieved by drawing a fundamental distinction between signs and local structures (constructs). Lexical rules and grammar rules both find a home in SBCG as constructions (constraints that define types of construct). This tutorial provides a general overview of SBCG at its current stage of development.
Please see the program for details.
The invited speakers are Polly Jacobson (Brown University) and Danièle Goddard and Anne Abeillé (University of Paris 7).
Abstract submission deadline: March 2, 2009
Notification of acceptance: April 14, 2009
Conference: July 16-18, 2009
Anne Abeille, Doug Arnold [chair], Olivier Bonami, Bob Borsley, Gosse Bouma, Rui Chaves, Berthold Crysmann, Markus Egg, Elisabet Engdahl, Dan Flickinger, Jonathan Ginzburg, Chikara Hashimoto, Jong-Bok Kim, Tibor Kiss, Anna Kupsc, Shalom Lappin, Bob Levine, Rob Malouf, Detmar Meurers, Stefan Müller, Tsuneko Nakazawa, Gerald Penn, Adam Przepiorkowski, Frank Richter, Louisa Sadler, Ivan Sag, Jesse Tseng, Stephen Wechsler.
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will be issued after the conference.
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The final deadline for receipt of written versions of conference papers is October 15, 2009.