The 25th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 29 June - 1 July 2018 The Komaba Campus of the University of Tokyo, Japan Submission Deadline:1-Feb-2018
CONFERENCE FORMAT The HPSG 2018 conference will begin with a one-day workshop on the clause structure of Japanese and Korean, which will be followed by a 2-day main conference.
THE MAIN CONFERENCE (30 June - 1 July) Invited speakers: Makoto Kanazawa, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo Doug Arnold, University of Essex
Abstracts are solicited for presentations which address linguistic, foundational, or computational issues relating to or in the spirit of the framework of Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar.
THE WORKSHOP ON THE CLAUSE STRUCTURE OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN (29 June) Invited Speakers: Daisuke Bekki, Ochanomizu University Yusuke Kubota, University of Tsukuba
One aim of this workshop is to promote cross-framework discussion, and therefore we strongly encourage researchers from outside the HPSG framework to submit abstracts for this workshop. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, whether predicates and suffixal morphemes following them, which together form prosodic constituents unambiguously, ever form morphosyntactic constituents as well, whether predicates are ever raised from their "base" positions, and whether each type of scrambling can be regarded as an instance of Move (or, in the HPSG parlance, SLASH-mediated long-distance dependency). There might appear to be something of a consensus regarding some of these issues within a given research community, but there is no discipline-wide consensus on these and related issues.
SUBMISSIONS Prospective speakers for the two events must submit a 5-page abstract (30 minute presentation, plus 10 minute discussion). All abstracts should be submitted in PDF format via: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hpsg2018 All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers. They should not include the authors' names, and authors are asked to avoid self-references.
PUBLICATION The conference proceedings will be published online by CSLI Publications and include the papers presented at both the main conference and the workshop. A call for contributions to the proceedings will be issued after the conference. Proceedings of previous conferences are available at: http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/HPSG/.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE Doug Arnold Daisuke Bekki Olivier Bonami Francis Bond Gosse Bouma George Broadwell Rui Chaves