The LFG14 conference aims to promote interaction and collaboration among researchers interested in non-derivational approaches to grammar, where grammar is seen as the interaction of (perhaps violable) constraints from multiple levels of structuring, including those of syntactic categories, grammatical relations, semantics and discourse.

The leitmotif of the 2014 conference is “Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory”. It will provide a platform for the discussion of the role of linguistic theories (LFG and other generative models, e.g. HPSG and Minimalist Program (MP)) in language documentation and descriptive linguistic research. The conference will be followed by a one-day ParGram workshop, and a one-day workshop on unbounded dependencies in LFG.

Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG) is a linguistic framework developed since the 1970s (e.g. Bresnan 2001, Dalrymple 2001), which apart from being interesting from the theoretical linguistic perspective, over the years has proven instrumental in the development of computational linguistic models and Natural Language Processing tools. Further information about LFG as a syntactic theory is available at the following site: