HPSG 2013

The 20th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar


26.–29.08.2013, FU Berlin, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, Seminarzentrum, Room: L 113


Monday, 26.08.2013: Felix Bildhauer and Roland Schäfer (Freie Universität Berlin): Linguistic research with large annotated web corpora


Tuesday, 27.08.2013: Progress in Linguistics

Main Conference

Wednesday, 28.08.2013: Main Conference

9:30–10:30 Philip Miller (invited talk): Modeling Usage Preferences in HPSG
10:30–11:00 Break
11:00–11:40 Olivier Bonami and Berthold Crysmann: Morphotactics in an information-based model of realisational morphology
11:40–12:20 Farrell Ackerman, Robert Malouf and John Moore: Symmetric objects in Moro
12:20–13:00 Michael Hahn: Word Order Variation in Khoekhoe
13:00–14:00 Lunch
14:00–14:40 Stefan Müller and Bjarne Ørsnes: Passive in Danish, English and German
14:40–15:20 Anke Holler: Reanalyzing German correlative 'es'
15:20–15:50 Break
15:50–16:30 Liesbeth Augustinus and Frank Van Eynde: Why and how to differentiate complement raising from subject raising in Dutch
16:30–17:10 Mansour Alotaibi and Bob Borsley: Gaps and Resumptive Pronouns in Modern Standard Arabic
17:10–17:50 Nurit Melnik, Petter Haugereid and Shuly Wintner: Nonverbal Predicates in Modern Hebrew
18:30–23:55 Conference DinnerParesüd

Thursday, 29.08.2013: Main Conference

10:00–10:40 Byong-Rae Ryu: Multiple Case Marking as Default Case Copying: A Unified Approach to Multiple Nominative and Accusative Constructions in Korean
10:40–11:20 Dawei Jin: Information Structure Constraints and Complex NP islands in Chinese
11:20–11:50 Break
11:50–12:30 Takafumi Maekawa: A Beautiful Four Days in Berlin
12:30–14:10 Lunch
14:10–14:50 Business Meeting
14:50–15:30 Tibor Szécsényi: Argument inheritance and left periphery in Hungarian infinitival constructions
15:30–16:10 Adam Przepiórkowski: Three distributive elements PO in Polish (without missing lexical generalisations)
16:10–16:30 Break
16:30–17:30 Frank Richter (invited talk): 87, 94, 14? The Nature of Linguistic Theory



The event was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) grant number MU 2822/7-1. The pencils were sponsored by the restaurant Ampelmännchen.

Local Organizers

Stefan Müller, Institute for German and Dutch Philology, FB Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften, Freie Universität Berlin.

Past Conferences

Related Events

You may also consider taking part in the European Summer School of Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) that takes place from 05.08.–16.08.2013 in Düsseldorf. There will be courses by Hans Kamp, Bob Levine, Stefan Müller, Gerald Penn, Carl Pollard, Manfred Sailer. Some of the courses explicitly deal with HPSG some with related topics.

ESSLLI also features a workshop on High-level Methodologies for Grammar Engineering (HMGE 2013) and Formal Grammar.