Joint 2016 Conference on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar and Lexical Functional Grammar

Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

24–29 July 2016

Extended abstract submission deadline: 22 February 2016, 23:59 GMT

Abstracts should be submitted using the online submission system at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=headlex16


HeadLex16 welcomes work within the formal architectures of Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG) and Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG), as well as typological, formal, and computational work within the spirit of these theories.

The conference aims to promote interaction and collaboration among researchers interested in HPSG and LFG. There will be no separate sessions for the different frameworks, but sessions will be organised thematically. We especially encourage papers that are accessible and relevant to members of both communities.

Further information about LFG as a syntactic theory is available at the following site: http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/external/LFG/.

For information about HPSG, see, for example: http://hpsg.stanford.edu/, http://www.ling.ohio-state.edu/research/hpsg/ or http://www.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/hpsg/ and on the HPSG conferences at http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/external/HPSG/.

Invited Speakers

  • Tracy Holloway King (A9.com)
  • Manfred Sailer (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)

Submissions: Talks and Posters

The main conference sessions will involve 45-minute talks (30 min + 15 min discussion), and poster presentations. Contributions can focus on results from completed as well as ongoing research, with an emphasis on novel approaches, methods, ideas, and perspectives, whether descriptive, theoretical, formal or computational. Presentations should describe original, unpublished work.


  • Deadline for abstracts (extended): 22 February 2016, 23:59 GMT
  • Notification of acceptance: 19 April 2016
  • Pre-conference excursion: 24 July 2016
  • Conference: 25–29 July 2016

Submission Specifications

The language of the conference is English, and all abstracts must be written in English. All abstracts should be submitted using the online submission system. Submissions should be in the form of abstracts only. Abstracts can be up to three A4 pages, plus two pages for references and figures, in 10pt or larger type and should include a title. Omit name and affiliation (including PDF document properties), and avoid obvious self-reference.

Please submit your abstract in .pdf format (or a plain text file). If you have any trouble converting your file into .pdf please contact the Programme Committee at the address below. (On the Easychair submission system, if you upload your abstract as a .pdf file, please simply type 'abstract attached' in the abstract box.)

The number of submissions is not restricted. However, in the interests of high participation and broad representation, each author should be involved in a maximum of two oral papers and can only be a single author of one. There are no restrictions on poster presentations. Authors may want to keep this in mind when stating their preferences concerning the mode of presentation of their submissions.

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least three referees, representing both frameworks. Papers accepted to the conference can be submitted to the refereed proceedings, which will be published online by CSLI Publications. See http://web.stanford.edu/group/cslipublications/cslipublications/HPSG/ and http://web.stanford.edu/group/cslipublications/cslipublications/LFG/ for recent proceedings of HPSG and LFG conferences.

Organisers and Contact Addresses

Programme Chairs (e-mail: headlex16-chairs@nlp.ipipan.waw.pl):

  • Doug Arnold, University of Essex
  • Berthold Crysmann, CNRS, Paris
  • John Lowe, University of Oxford
  • Ida Toivonen, Carleton University

Local Organisation Chairs (e-mail: headlex16-local@nlp.ipipan.waw.pl):

  • Agnieszka Patejuk
  • Adam Przepiórkowski