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Conference on Electronic Grammaticography

Conference on Electronic Grammaticography

Date: February 12-13, 2011 (Saturday and Sunday)

Place: University of Hawai‘i (Manoa campus)

Organised by:

  • Sebastian Nordhoff (Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology)

Local organizer:

  • Claudia Schmidt (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)


Short description:

NOTE: The venue of the conference has changed from Leipzig to Hawaii!

This conference will bring together experts on grammar writing and information technology to discuss the theoretical and practical advantages hypertext grammars can offer. Topics of interest are:

  • general formal properties of all grammatical descriptions (GDs) in general, and hypertext GDs in particular
  • functional requirements for GDs and the responses of the traditional and the hypertext approach (cf. Nordhoff 2008)
  • discussion or presentation of implementations
  • dealing with the media transition from book to electronic publication
  • opportunities and risks of hypertext grammars
  • integration with fieldwork or typological work
  • treatment of a particular linguistic subfield (phonology, syntax, ...) within a hypertext description

The conference will be run as a workshop under the umbrella of the 2nd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC2, Please refer to the main conference site for any further information.


Invited speakers:

  • Nick Evans
  • Christian Lehmann
  • Jeff Good


Call for papers:

Deadline for abstract submission is the 31st August 2010.

Further information

Sebastian Nordhoff:
Claudia Schmidt:

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig