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Lexis and Grammar Conference 2011


Nicosia, Cyprus 2011

5-8 October 2011

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The 30th International Conference on Lexis and Grammar will be organized by the Department of French Studies and Modern Languages in the University of Cyprus, in Nicosia (Cyprus), from October 5 to October 8, 2011.
The conference welcomes innovative papers on the formal description of languages, as well as on the construction, management and use of language resources, including manually constructed lexicons and grammars. In addition, it aims at bringing together linguists and computer scientists.
The conference will combine a general session and a thematic session.
The thematic session of the 30th International Conference on Lexis and Grammar is dedicated to Light/Support Verb Constructions, including, but not limited to:
  • V N, Adj, ... light verb constructions
  • Applications (text mining, information retrieval, and so on) for Natural Language Processing of Light/Support verb constructions
  • Type of meaning light verbs contribute (e.g. aspect, inception, intensification, register)
  • Rise of metaphor
  • Determiner constraints for the predicative noun (e.g. zero article)
  • Defining characteristics, formal characters and formalization of Light verb constructions
  • Light verbs and argument structure
  • Collocations
  • Diachronic vs. synchronic perspective
  • Terminological aspects and implications of the labels Light verb, Support verb, Funktionsverb etc.
Submissions for the general session may address any of the usual topics of the conference:
  • predicate-argument structures
  • the interface between lexis and grammar
  • exploitation of language resources (including manually constructed lexicons and grammars) for language processing (including information retrieval, information extraction, parsing)
  • language resources concerning lexis or grammar.
  • Keynote speakers: Andrée Borillo (University Toulouse-le-Mirail, France), Margarita Alonso Ramos (University of La Coruña, Spain), Raffaele Simone (University of Rome 3, Italie).

    The conference languages are English and French.

    Important dates
    • Submission deadline: March 31, 2011 April 15, 2011 April 30, 2011
    • Notification of acceptance: May 30, 2011
    • Final version : June 30, 2011
    • Conference: October 5-8, 2011
    The Proceedings will be published in French and English after the conference. The publishing details as well as the deadline for the submission of the final versions of the articles will be communicated at a later stage. There will be pre-proceedings handed out or electronic pre-proceedings during the conference.
    Scientific and Technical Organization Committee : Fryni Kakoyianni-Doa (Univ. of Cyprus), Matthieu Constant (Univ. Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée), Sébastien Paumier (Univ. Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée)
    Conference secretary : Thekla Constandinou (Univ. of Cyprus)
    Scientific Committee: Annibale Elia (Univ. Salerno) [Chair], Jorge Baptista (Univ. Algarve), André Borillo (Univ. Toulouse-le-Mirail), Mirella Conenna (Univ. Bari), Laurence Danlos (Univ. Paris-Diderot), Jacqueline Giry-Schneider (CNRS-Univ. Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée), Ulrich Heid (Univ. Stuttgart), Fryni Kakoyianni Doa (Univ. of Cyprus), Cvetana Krstev (Univ. Belgrade), Tita Kyriacopoulou (CNRS-Univ. Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée), Svetla Koeva (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Nunzio La Fauci (Univ. Zurich), Béatrice Lamiroy (Univ. Leuven), Éric Laporte (CNRS-Univ. Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée), Peter Machonis (Florida International Univ.), Elisabete Marques Ranchhod (Univ. Lisbon), Denis Maurel (Univ. Tours), Ignazio Mauro Mirto (Univ. di Palermo), Takuya Nakamura (CNRS-Univ. Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée), Jee-Sun Nam (Univ. de Seoul), Thierry Poibeau (CNRS-Lattice), Jan Radimsky (Univ. de Bohême du Sud), Satoshi Sekine (New York University) Milena Slavcheva (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Carlos Subirats-Rüggeberg (ICSI, Berkeley), Harald Ulland (Univ. Bergen), Zygmunt Vetulani (Univ. Poznan), Éric Villemonte de la Clergerie (INRIA), Dusko Vitas (Univ. Belgrade)

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