Conference in Honor of Charles Fillmore

July 31, 2009
The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley and the International Computer Science Institute hosted FRAMES AND CONSTRUCTIONS: A conference in honor of Charles J. Fillmore on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The conference, whose theme is Fillmore's contributions to Linguistics for nearly five decades, took place on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, July 31-Aug 2, 2009.

There were major sessions on Frame Semantics and Construction Grammar, along with other presentations linked specifically to Fillmore's work, and its relation to the allied fields of cognitive science, artificial and natural language processing.

Invited plenary speakers at the conference included Gilles Fauconnier (UC San Diego), Mirjam Fried (Czech Academy of Sciences), Paul Kay (UC Berkeley and ICSI), George Lakoff (UC Berkeley and ICSI), Laura Michaelis (University of Colorado), Manfred Pinkal (Saarland University), and Dan Slobin (UC Berkeley). Charles J. Fillmore presented his current work on the FrameNet Construction.