The 24th Conference on Formal Grammar
August 10—11, 2019
Riga, Latvia


The 24th Conference on Formal Grammar will be held from August 10th to August 11th, 2019, in conjunction with the 31st European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2019) at University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia.

Previous Formal Grammar meetings were held in Barcelona (1995), Prague (1996), Aix-en-Provence (1997), Saarbrücken (1998), Utrecht (1999), Helsinki (2001), Trento (2002), Vienna (2003), Nancy (2004), Edinburgh (2005), Malaga (2006), Dublin (2007), Hamburg (2008), Bordeaux (2009), Copenhagen (2010), Ljubljana (2011), Opole (2012), Düsseldorf (2013), Tübingen (2014), Barcelona (2015), Bozen-Bolzano (2016), Toulouse (2017), and Sofia (2018).

Aims and Scope

FG provides a forum for the presentation of new and original research on formal grammar, mathematical linguistics and the application of formal and mathematical methods to the study of natural language. Themes of interest include, but are not limited to:

Previous conferences in this series have welcomed papers from a wide variety of frameworks.

Invited Speaker

Accepted Papers


Sunday, August 11, 2019

At University of Latvia, Raiņa bulvāris 19, Riga

The precise conference room will be annonced soon.

Time Speaker Title
9:00-10:00 Registration
10:00-11:00 Tal Linzen What Inductive Biases Enable Human-Like Syntactic Generalization?
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-12:00 Max Kanovich, Stepan Kuznetsov and Andre Scedrov Undecidability of a Newly Proposed Calculus for CatLog3
12:00-12:30 Richard Moot and Symon Jory Stevens-Guille Proof-Theoretic Aspects of Hybrid Type-Logical Grammars
12:30--13:00 Matthew Gotham Quantificational Subordination as Anaphora to a Function
13:00-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-15:00 Yousuf Aboamer and Marcus Kracht A Purely Surface-oriented Approach to Handling Arabic Morphology
15:00-15:30 William Babonnaud A Topos-Based Approach to Building Language Ontologies
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-16:30 Miloš Stanojević A New Algorithm for Parsing Head Movement and Affix Hopping
16:30-17:00 Aniello De Santo and Thomas Graf Structure Sensitive Tier Projection: Applications and Formal Properties

Submission Details

We invite electronic submissions of original, 16-page papers (including references and possible technical appendices). Authors are encouraged to use the Springer-Verlag LNCS style.

The submission deadline is March 8, 2019. Papers must be anonymous and submitted electronically via EasyChair.

Papers should report original work which was not presented in other conferences. However, simultaneous submission is allowed, provided that the authors indicate other conferences to which the work was submitted in a footnote. Note that accepted papers can only be presented in one of the venues.

Submissions will be reviewed anonymously by at least three reviewers.

Accepted papers will be published as a volume in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, under the FoLLI subline.

Important Dates

Program Committee

Standing Committee


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