7th International Workshop on Constraint Solving and Language Processing - CSLP 2012 - 13-14 September 2012, Orléans

List of accepted papers

The accepted papers are (by alphabetical order):

Invited talk


Ruth Kempson, King's College London

Stergios Chatzikyriakidis, Royal Holloway University of London and Open University of Cyprus


Title: Grammars as Mechanisms for Real-Time Tree-Growth: Explaining Clitic Pronouns

Abstract: In this talk, we argue for a shift of perspective into defining grammars as mechanisms for incremental growth of interpretation reflecting the time-line of processing (Dynamic Syntax: Kempson et al. 2001, Cann et al. 2005, Chatzikyriakidis & Kempson 2011). The core syntactic notion of this framework is that of monotonic context-relative tree growth (following Blackburn & Meyer-Viol 1994), with both content and structural parameters of underspecification and update. Our case study is the puzzle of clitic pronoun clusters of Modern Greek dialects, which illustrate both the low level morphological idiosyncracy of such clusterings, and yet the broad cross-linguistic constraints to which they are subject: these dialects display variants of the so-called Person Case Constraint, a constraint whose generality continues to provide a major challenge for current theoretical frameworks (Adger & Harbour 2007, Heap 2005, among others). We show first how the limits on variation displayed in such clusters are explicable in terms of a constraint debarring more than one underspecified tree relation of a type at a time, a constraint only expressible in a dynamical grammar framework; and we give an analysis of Greek dialectal variation in these terms. Then we explore the consequences of this theoretical perspective, viz. the domain-generality of the system of growth underpinning natural-language syntax; and we will suggest that metrical ambiguities and metrical dissonance displayed in music (Vazan & Schober 2004, London 2012) are subject to the same restriction on real-time structural processing.

Workshop program

Thursday September, 13 2012
9h00-9h30 Opening Session
9h30-10h45 Invited Talk
Grammars as Mechanisms for Real-Time Tree-Growth: Explaining Clitic Pronouns
10h45-11h15 Coffee break
11h15-12h15 Session 1 (long papers)
Resolving Relative Time Expressions in Dutch Text with Constraint Handling Rules
A Speaker-Referring OT Pragmatics of Quantity Expressions
12h15-14h00 Lunch break
14h00-15h30 Session 2 (long papers)
An Account of Natural Language Coordination in Type Theory with Coercive Subtyping
Modelling Language, Action and Perception in Type Theory with Records
A Predicative Operator and Underspecification by the Type Theory of Acyclic Recursion
15h30-16h00 Coffee break
16h00-16h40 Session 3 (short papers)
On Language Acquisition Through Womb Grammars
Estimating Constraint Weights from Treebanks
19h30-23h00 Banquet
Friday September, 14 2012
9h30-10h30 Session 4 (long papers)
Ontology driven Contextual Reference Resolution in Embodied Construction Grammar
Inducing Lexical Entries for an Incremental Semantic Grammar
10h30-11h00 Coffee break
11h00-11h40 Session 5 (short papers)
What Constraints for Representing Multilinearity in Sign Language?
Describing Music with Metagrammars
11h40-12h15 Closing Session
12h15-14h00 Lunch break
14h00-19h00 Social event (visit of the Chenonceau Royal Castle)

Social events

During CSLP 2012, there will be two main social events: the banquet, which will take place in the Bâteau Lavoir, and the visit of the famous Castle of Chenonceau (located 90 km away from Orléans):

château de Chenonceau

Last modified: Fri Sep 7 10:57:10 CEST 2012