FCG Tutorial,

Prague 1-2 September 2010


Where, when and who?

  1. Where: Chateau Trnová, Prague, Czech Republic

  2. When: September 1-2, 2010

  3. Organization: General Chair: Luc Steels / Organizing Chair: Vanessa Micelli and Remi van Trijp

  4. This tutorial is associated with the International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG-6)

Call for participation

FCG's linguistic perspective is in line with research in cognitive linguistics and construction grammar. Like many other contemporary theories, its underlying representation is based on feature structures and unification. It is currently the only computational construction grammar formalism that can handle both parsing and production using the same set of constructions. So far, FCG has mainly been applied in research on the emergence and evolution of grammatical phenomena.

This tutorial provides an interactive introduction to FCG through both lectures and hands-on courses. It is open to all researchers who are interested in construction grammar formalisms and have sufficient background to allow active participation. The ideal participant would be familiar with the relevant linguistic theories as well as techniques from symbolic programming, computational linguistics and artificial intelligence. The number of participants is limited and hence a selection procedure is necessary (see further below).

How to apply?

Please send an e-mail to info@fcg-net.org with the following information:

1. Name, current position / affiliation / workplace

2. Educational background

3. Motivation: why do you want to participate in the workshop?

4. Qualification: please shortly describe any relevant linguistic and/or computational background

5. If you are able to bring your own computer to the workshop, please specify your operating system.

Free registration

There is no registration fee. Participants have to take care of their own expenses (travel, accommodation, ...).