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25th to 27th June 2001
The University of Hong Kong
Department of Linguistics


*Background image of logo: Tsing Ma Bridge, Hong Kong; Source: Hong Kong Tourism Board

 90thlogo_crop.jpg (7477 bytes)LFG2001 is the Department of Linguistics' contribution to events in celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the University of Hong Kong

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 [] 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)


Conference Information

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LFG2001 Evaluation Report is now available! (posted on 21st August)
Useful Information (updated: June 20)
POSTER of the conference is now available. [pdf] (29th May)
DEADLINE for registration: 8th May 2001
A 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
The 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.
Guest comments are welcome. Please sign our guestbook.




Host Institution

The University 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.

There are several ways to get to the conference site from the Hong Kong International Airport :
  1. 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.
  2. By taxi (about HKD 350-400 to the university)
Ways to the University of Hong Kong from other parts of Hong Kong




Host city: hong kong

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.



Meeting space
Council 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



Pre-conference activities (June 24)
Hiking: a 3 km walk from Robert Black College to Victoria Peak, led by Joan Bresnan and staff at HKU. This will start around 9 am so people who intend to participate in this event should arrange to come to Hong Kong by June 23. We expect to spend the whole afternoon at the peak. Participants may then return to their hotels/guest houses by 4 pm to prepare for the official reception and registration at 6pm.
Wine Party: Main Building, HKU
We will begin the formal conference reception and registration in the corridors of the General Office (Room 114) of the Department of Linguistics located in the Main Building. Wine and snacks will be served.


Lunch: Lunch will be provided on campus throughout the conference period.
Dinner: The conference dinner is scheduled to take place at the Hunan Garden Restuarant at Exchange Square, Central.


Post-conference 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.


Call for Papers

  Deadline for poster-only submissions: 23 MARCH 2001




Stanford LFG website
Essex LFG website
International Lexical-Functional Grammar Association (ILFGA) homepage
LFG at University of Hong Kong




Hong Kong welcomes all LFGists in the year 2001



For more information, contact:

Dr. Adams Bodomo <>
Department of Linguistics,
The University of Hong Kong,
Pokfulam Road, HONG KONG

Phone: (852) 28578285

Fax: (852)25464943

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Last Updated: 21 August 2001

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