Thirteenth International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG 2006)
July 24-27, 2006
The full papers will be published later on-line by CSLI, Stanford University publications.
Objectives and major achievements during the reporting period
The two satellite events to the main conference were as follows:
- A tutorial day (24 July) with 4 tutorials on the following topics:
Semantics within and beyond HPSG: LRS and LTAG
(Frank Richter and Laura Kallmeyer, Tuebingen, Germany)
(Ivan Sag, Stanford University, the USA)
HPSG meets Categorial Grammar
(Carl Pollard, Ohio University, the USA)
Implementation: Recent developments in LKB and TRALE
(Berthold Crysmann (Saarbrucken, Germany) and Gerald Penn (Toronto, Canada))
- Workshop (July 25)
Regularity and Irregularity in Grammar and Language
The relationship between regularity and irregularity in language has always been a central research theme in linguistic theorizing. Contemporary grammatical frameworks in the generative tradition are no exception in this regard, with research dating back at least as far as George Lakoff's 1967 dissertation.
Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar is particularly well-suited to address such issues, due to its lexicalist orientation and to its extensive use of types and inheritance hierarchies. Consequently, HPSG researchers have made significant contributions to the study of regularity and irregularity in the areas of morphology, syntax and semantics.
Frank van Eynde (Leuven, Belgium):A regular treatment of some irregular constructions
Stefan Mueller (Bremen):Persian Complex Predicates and the Limits of Inheritance-Based Analyses
Shravan Vasishth (Potsdam)Locality in human sentence comprehension: Empirical and computational investigations
Conference materials:Proceedings of Extended Abstracts
Conference Proceedings:The conference proceedings was published as a special volume - Kiril Simov and Petya Osenova (Eds.), 182 pp.
The volume contains 27 extended abstracts submitted by authors from over 8 countries. There will be also on-line
Proceedings of the full papers on-line by CSLI, Stanford University publications.
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