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Workshop on Grammar Theory and Grammar Implementation

17.04.–18.04.2009 at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Call for Participation

We are interested in all aspects of grammar theory and grammar implementation. A strong focus is on work on German or Germanic languages and implementation in constraint-based theories, but submissions concerning other languages or implementations of grammar fragments/parsers in derivational frameworks are welcome as well.

We explicitly encourage the presentation of work in progress. According to this philosophy the selection of papers is not based on a review process of abstracts but on a first-come-first-served basis.

The workshop is organized by the scientific network Constraintbasierte Grammatikanalyse: Empirie, Theorie, Implementierung (CoGETI) and the Center for the Study of European Languages of the FU Berlin (ZEUS) and is supported by a DFG grant to CoGETI.



18:00– Warm Up in the Miro


Room: L 115 (Seminarzentrum next to the Mensa)
10:00–10:45 Manfred Sailer (University of Göttingen): Nonlocality in Constructions
10:45–11:15 Frank Richter (Eberhardt Karls Universität Tübingen): Negative Polarity Items as Collocations: From Theory to Implementation
11:15–11:45 Janna Lipenkova (Freie Universität Berlin): Preposed Objects in Mandarin Chinese: An Analysis of the BA-Construction in HPSG
12:00–12:30 Roussanka Loukanova (Computational Linguistics, Uppsala University): Higher Order Recursion for Syntax-Semantics Interface in Constraint-Based Grammar
12:30–13:00 Gianina Iordachioaia (Eberhardt Karls Universität Tübingen): An HPSG Syntax-Semantics for Resumption of Negative Quantifiers
14:15–14:45 Jakob Maché (Freie Universität Berlin): Deriving Modalities – A Lexicalist Approach
14:45–15:15 Bjarne Ørsnes (Freie Universität Berlin): Preposed sentence adverbials in Danish, with a special emphasis on negation: an HPSG Approach
15:15–15:45 Gerald Penn (University of Toronto): HPSG Design and Meet Semi-latticehood
17:00–18:30 CoGETI Meeting
19:30– Conference Dinner: Restaurant Café Biergarten Luise


Room KL 29/111
10:30–11:00 Janina Rado (Eberhardt Karls Universität Tübingen): The interpretation of NPIs: Some experimental results
11:00–11:30 Felix Bildhauer & Philippa Cook (Freie Universität Berlin): Motivating Multiple Frontings in German
11:30–12:00 Michael Hahn (Stiftsgymnasium Sindelfingen): Nichtlokale Abhängigkeiten im Hocharabischen
14:00–14:30 Adam Kay (Open University, UK): The Incompleteness of Natural Language Grammars
14:30–15:00 Vanessa Micelli (Sony Lab, Paris): An FCG Approach to Word Order in German Declarative Sentences
15:00–15:30 Remi van Trijp (Sony Lab, Paris): Distinctive Feature Matrices in Fluid Construction Grammar


Hotels near the conference venue:
  • Seminaris, special conditions: Single: 85€, Double: 120€ (on campus, walking distance)
  • Best Western Steglitz,
  • Hotel Leopold, Single: 95 €, Double: 105 €, (near U3 Krumme Lanke, 25 min, three stops per underground)
  • Hotel Ravenna special conditions for FU: Single: 65 €, Double: 79 € (10 min per bus)
  • Hotel Dahlem, Single: , Double:
Hotels near the subway line to the conference venue (U3)
  • Hotel Delta ****
  • Hotel Air in Berlin ***
  • Hotel Altberlin ****
  • Ambassador ***
  • Sylter Hof Berlin ***
  • Winter's Hotel Berlin**/***
  • Hotel Pension Spree**
  • City Hotel Ansbach**
  • Berliner Hof am Tauentzien****
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Berlin has several train stations and airports (Tegel, Schönefled). Both airports are well-connected to the public transport. As for the trains: If you are coming with the fast train (ICE), you should get off at Hauptbahnhof.

The workshop venue is the Rostlaube (Habelschwerdter Alle 45). It is located at the crossroad of Habelschwerdter Allee and Thielalle. You can get there using the busses X11 or M11 to Hittorfstraße or the undergrund to Thielplatz. The Fahrplanauskunft will tell you the best connection.

Local Organizer

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