LFG22: The 27th International Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference

Call for Papers

Date: July 12-14 2022!
University of Groningen

Conference Website:

Conference E-Mail

(NOT for abstract submussion): lfgconf2022 'at'

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts should be submitted using the online submission system at

Invited speakers: Miriam Butt (University of Konstanz) and Helge Lødrup (University of Oslo)


A workshop on Formal Grammars and Cognition will be held on Friday 15 July 2022 (keynote speaker: Balthasar Bickel, University of Zürich). The workshop aims to promote discussion and collaboration between researchers working on formal theories of grammar (including but not limited to Lexical Functional Grammar) and those in the fields of language and cognition. Please refer to the conference website for more details.

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.

LFG22 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 discourse.

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 Presentations should describe original, unpublished work.

Dissertation Session

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).


  • EXTENDED Deadline for Abstracts:15th 22nd February 2022, 23:59 UTC-12 (midnight from anywhere on Earth)
  • Notification of Acceptance:31 March 2022
  • Conference:12 July - 14 July 2022

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, 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 submissions.
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.) See for recent proceedings.

Organisers and their contact adresses

If you have queries about abstract submission or have problems using the EasyChair submission system, please contact the Program Committee.

Program Chairs (Email: lfg22 'at'

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

Local conference organizers (Email: lfgconf2022 'at'

Stephen Jones, University of Groningen

Further Information

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