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LFG 2023 : The 28th International Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference


When Jul 21, 2023 - Jul 25, 2023
Where Rochester, NY, USA
Submission Deadline Feb 15, 2023
Notification Due Mar 31, 2023
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LFG23: The 28th International Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference

21 July - 25 July 2023
University of Rochester

Conference website:

Conference e-mail (NOT for abstract submission): lfg23 'at'

Abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2023, 23:59 UTC-12 (midnight anywhere on Earth)

Invited speakers: TBA

Workshop: 25 July 2023, theme TBA

Conference mode:
We are currently planning a physical conference and hope that speakers will be able to attend in
person. A synchronous, online participation option will be available.

LFG23 welcomes work within the formal architecture of Lexical-Functional Grammar as well as
typological, formal, and computational work within the 'spirit of LFG' as a lexicalist approach to
language employing a parallel, constraint-based framework. The conference aims to promote
interaction and collaboration among researchers interested in non-derivational approaches to
grammar, where grammar is seen as the interaction of (perhaps violable) constraints from multiple
levels of structuring, including those of syntactic categories, grammatical relations, semantics and

LFG23 is sponsored by the Center for Language Sciences at the University of Rochester


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 Presentations should describe original, unpublished work.


As in previous years, we are hoping to hold a special session that will give students the chance to
present recent PhD dissertations (or other student research dissertations). The dissertations must
be completed by the time of the conference, and they should be made publicly accessible (e.g., on
the World Wide Web). The talks in this session should provide an overview of the main original
points of the dissertation; the talks will be 20 minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion period.

Students should note that the main sessions are certainly also open to student submissions. Students
who present papers in either session will receive a small subvention towards their conference costs
from the International LFG Association (ILFGA).


Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2023, 23:59 UTC-12 (midnight anywhere on Earth)
Notification of acceptance: 31 March 2023
Conference: 21 July - 25 July 2023


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, including figures and
references. Abstracts should be in 10pt or larger type, with margins of at least 2cm on all four
sides, and should include a title. Omit name and affiliation (including in PDF document properties),
and avoid obvious self-reference.

For dissertation session submissions, please add "Dissertation" to the title of your abstract.

Please submit your abstract in .pdf format (or a plain text file).

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

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least three referees. Papers accepted to the
conference can be submitted to the refereed proceedings, and will be published, subject to
acceptance, online by CSLI Publications. (Please note that papers submitted to the proceedings are
no longer automatically accepted for publication in the proceedings.)


There will be a day of pre-conference activities on 21 July. The ParGram Project Meeting will be
held in the morning and there will be a social activity in the afternoon.


If you have queries about abstract submission or have problems submitting your paper, please contact
the Program Committee.

Program Chairs (Email: lfg.progcom 'at'

Tina Bögel, University of Konstanz and Goethe University Frankfurt
Agnieszka Patejuk, Polish Academy of Sciences and University of Oxford

Local conference organizers (Email: lfg23 'at'

Ash Asudeh, University of Rochester


Further information about LFG as a framework for linguistic analysis is available at the following

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