The Annual Conference of the International Lexical-Functional Grammar Association will
take place at the University of Hong Kong from 25th - 27th June 2001 in the Council
Chamber, 8/F Meng Wah Complex. This is a prestigious annual gathering of top linguists
around the world. These linguists work in various areas, including natural language
processing, which is at the confluence of cutting edge research in language and
information technology. Linguistic expertise and information technology are important
ingredients in the bid to attain sustainable development in any society.
This prestigious gathering is coming to Asia for the first time. And fittingly enough, The
University of Hong Kong (HKU), as one of the best universities in the Asia-Pacific region,
was overwhelmingly endorsed as the host in June 1999 at Manchester, England, by the
International Lexical Functional Grammar Association.
We the local conference organizers have prepared these webpages [http://www.hku.hk/linguist/research/LFG2001.html]
to provide the most up-to-date information about the conference, including registration,
accommodation, and lots of practical titbits about the exciting city of Hong Kong. We are
confident that you will get the information you need on these pages, but you are still
welcome to contact us by electronic mail, facsimile mail, or telephone, as shown below,
for further information:
fax: (852) 2546 4943
phone:(852) 2859 2758 (Ms Irene Suen)/ (852) 2857 8285 (Dr. Adams Bodomo)
||Useful Information (updated: June 20)
||POSTER of the conference is now available. [pdf] (29th May)
||DEADLINE for registration: 8th May
page for Abstracts
has been created. Some paper/workshop abstracts and biodata of
authors are available for downloading.
||Program of the conference is now available.
registration fee for this year's LFG conference is waived. Interested participants should register as soon as possible.
Further information and registration form can be found at the Registration page.
comments are welcome. Please sign our guestbook.
of Hong Kong is one of the leading international comprehensive research universities
in the Asia-Pacific region, with more than 100 departments and sub-divisions of studies
and learning. There is currently an enrolment of more than 15,000 students (6,000 at
postgraduate level). Research students come from more than 40 countries. The medium of
instruction is English. The University is committed to its vision of globalisation,
together with excellence in scholarship and research.
The Department of Linguistics
at HKU was established on July 1st 1997. It is the first department of linguistics in Hong
Kong. Under the able leadership of its Head of Department, Dr. Luke Kang Kwong, it has
grown from strength to strength in the past three years. Most core areas of Linguistics
are covered in its teaching and research programme, including Lexical-Functional Grammar.
- By Airport Express
(about HKD 100) train and get off at Hong Kong station, then
take a taxi to your respective hotel/university hall (about HKD 40-50, depending on the
location of your accommodation); OR, by bus route 13 (New World First Bus) at
Star Ferry in Central. Get off at the last stop (Kotewall Road). Robert Black College is
50 meters away from there.
- By taxi (about HKD 350-400 to the university)
Hong Kong is a very accessible city. Most
major international airlines carry flights from all over the world to Hong Kong. It is a
major connection hub for other Asian cities. Hong Kong also has regular train services to
and from Mainland China.
The conference venue is on the campus of the University of Hong Kong.
Participants will be housed in affordable on-campus guest rooms, but there are also high
quality hotels in the neighbourhood and in downtown Hong Kong, popularly known as Central,
for any conference participants who choose to stay off campus. Even then, the University
Campus will be very accessible at very reasonable prices and ease, as Hong Kong has one of
the best bus services among cities of the world.
|| Click here for more
information about Hong Kong, including city map and other travel information.
Chamber, 8/F Meng Wah Complex, HKU
||The Meng Wah
Complex on the campus of HKU has very large and medium size halls with the latest
audio-visual aids for presentation. They are thus suitable as venues for plenary sessions,
tutorials, workshops, posters, exhibitions, and demonstrations.
||Campus map of HKU
activity (June 28)
||As the conference program is
quite hectic, we will not be able to have any tours during the conference. However, we are
planning a one day post-conference tour program in collaboration with the Hong Kong
Tourist Association (HKTA). More information will be provided on this later.
Deadline for poster-only submissions: 23 MARCH
CALL FOR PAPERS