Grammar development: Multilingual aspects of the syntax-semantics interface

Research Workshop of the Israel Science Foundation Beit Daniel

Zichron Ya'akov, Israel

June 23-25, 2015

General information

This workshop is intended as a forum for the discussion of issues related to the development of large-scale precision grammars. It will cover various aspects of grammar design and development, with a special emphasis on the universal and language-specific aspects of grammar, particularly in the domain of the syntax-semantics interface. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

• Grammar development and grammar engineering

• Grammar implementation platforms

• Modularity in grammar design

• Grammars of Non-Standard Average European languages

• Grammars of less-resourced languages

• Cross-lingual and multi-lingual grammar development

• The syntax-semantics interface

• Predicate argument structure

• Verb subcategorization

• Semantic selection and syntactic selection

The workshop welcomes studies on a variety of natural languages. It is intended to serve as a meeting where researchers working on different aspects of grammar development can exchange ideas, report on recent and on-going work and discuss future directions. The workshop is planned to span three days. We plan to devote the mornings to scientific presentations and (some of) the afternoons to research meetings in small groups, in order to encourage new collaborations and brainstorming. The workshop is scheduled to immediately follow the Israeli Seminar on Computational Linguistics (ISCOL), which will be held on Monday 22/6/2015 at the Open University. We hope that the juxtaposition of the two events will promote dialog and exchange of ideas between researchers of both communities.


Participation is free of charge, but participants are kindly asked to regsiter in advance. Registration is now available on-line here. Please register at your earliest convenience, but in any case before May 31, 2015.

Call for Papers

The Workshop will consist of invited and contributed presentations. We invite 2-page abstracts, in PDF format only, describing recent results or work in progress in topics related to the main theme of the Workshop. Accepted abstracts will be presented as oral presentations. No Proceedings will be published.

Abstracts should be emailed to The deadline for submission is May 1, 2015.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline

May 1, 2015

Acceptance notification

May 8, 2015

Registration deadline

May 31, 2015


June 23-25, 2015

Local Organizers

  • Nurit Melnik, The Open University of Israel

  • Shuly Wintner, University of Haifa

  • Tali Arad Greshler, University of Haifa

  • Livnat Herzig Sheinfux, University of Haifa