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  Principales publications et conférences

for my full CV and list of publications, see http://frankseifart.info/


Chapitres dans les ouvrages

Berger, M. & Seifart, F., à paraître, "The Boran languages", in Amazonian Languages. An International Handbook, Epps, P. & Michael, L. (eds), Berlin, De Gruyter Mouton


Seifart, F., 2019, "Contact-induced change", in Language Contact. An International Handbook, Darquennes, J., Salmons, J. & Vandenbussche, W. (eds), Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science, Berlin/Boston, De Gruyter Mouton (DOI)


Seifart, F., 2018, "The semantic reduction of the noun universe and the diachrony of nominal classification", in The Diachrony of Classification Systems, McGregor, W. & Wichmann, S. (eds), Amsterdam, John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 9-32


Seifart, F., 2018, "Existenzfragen. Bedrohte Sprachen dokumentieren", in Abecedarium der Sprache, Fröhlich, C., Grötschel, M. & Klein, W. (eds), Berlin, Kadmos Kulturverlag, pp. Kadmos Kulturverlag


Seifart, F. & Hammarström, H., 2017, "Language Isolates of South America", in Language Isolates, Campbell, L. (ed), Oxon, New York, Routledge, pp. 260–287


Seifart, F., 2015, "Valency classes in Bora", in Valency Classes in the World’s Languages, Volume 2: Case Studies from Austronesia, the Pacific, the Americas, and Theoretical Outlook, Malchukov, A. & Comrie, B. (eds), Berlin, München, Boston, de Gruyter, pp. 1481–1514


Seifart, F., 2015, "Syntactic Sketch: Bora", in Syntax – Theory and Analysis. An International Handbook. Vol. 3, Kiss, T. & Alexiadou, A. (eds), Berlin, de Gruyter Mouton, pp. 1764-1791


Seifart, F., 2006, "Orthography development", in Essentials of Language Documentation, Gippert, J., Himmelmann, N. & Mosel, U. (eds), Berlin, Walter de Gruyter

Articles de revues

Seifart, F., Strunk, J., Danielsen, S., Hartmann, I., Pakendorf, B., Wichmann, S., Witzlack-Makarevich, A., Himmelmann, N. & Bickel, B., 2021, "The extent and degree of utterance-final word lengthening in spontaneous speech from ten languages", Linguistics Vanguard, 7:1, pp. 20190063


Easterday, S., Stave, M., Tang, M. & Seifart, F., 2021, "Syllable complexity and morphological synthesis: A well-motivated positive complexity correlation across subdomains", Frontiers in Psychology, 12, pp. 583 (doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.638659)


Stave, M., Paschen, L., Pellegrino, F. & Seifart, F., 2021, "Optimization of morpheme length: a cross-linguistic assessment of Zipf’s and Menzerath’s laws", Linguistics Vanguard, 7:s3, https://doi.org/10.1515/lingvan-2019-0076


Strunk, J., Seifart, F., Danielsen, S., Hartmann, I., Pakendorf, B., Wichmann, S., Witzlack-Makarevich, A. & Bickel, B., 2020, "Determinants of phonetic word duration in ten language documentation corpora: Word frequency, complexity, position, and part of speech", Language Documentation & Conservation, 14, pp. 423-460  (article online)


Seifart, F., Meyer, J., Grawunder, S. & Dentel, L., 2018, "Reducing language to rhythm: Amazonian Bora drummed language exploits speech rhythm for long-distance communication", Royal Society Open Science, 5:4, pp. 170354 (full paper)


Seifart, F., Strunk, J., Danielsen, S., Hartmann, I., Pakendorf, B., Wichmann, S., Witzlack-Makarevich, A., de Jong, N. & Bickel, B., 2018, "Nouns slow down speech across structurally and culturally diverse languages", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115:22, pp. 5720–5725 (full paper)


Seifart, F., Evans, N., Hammarström, H. & Levinson, S., 2018, "Language documentation 25 years on", Language, 94:4, pp. e324-e345 (full paper)


Seifart, F., 2018, "Bora [Méénujcátsi Píívye – How Warfare Originated. Annotated Bora Narrative]", International Journal of American Linguistics , 84:Supp1, pp. S69–S94


Seifart, F., 2017, "Patterns of affix borrowing in a sample of 100 languages", Journal of Historical Linguistics, 7:3, pp. 389–431


Seifart, F., 2015, "Direct and indirect affix borrowing", Language, 91:3, pp. 511-531


Seifart, F., 2015, "Tracing social history from synchronic linguistic and ethnographic data: The prehistory of Resígaro contact with Bora", Mundo Amazónico, 6:1, pp. 97-110


Seifart, F., 2015, "Does structural-typological similarity affect borrowability? A quantitative study on affix borrowing", Language Dynamics and Change, 5:1, pp. 92-113


Seifart, F. & Mundry, R., 2015, "Quantitative comparative linguistics based on tiny corpora: N-gram language identification of wordlists of known and unknown languages from Amazonia and beyond", Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 22:3, pp. 202-214


Seifart, F. & Echeverri, J., 2015, "Proto-Bora-Muinane", LIAMES – Línguas Indígenas Americanas, 15:2, pp. 279-311


Seifart, F. & Echeverri, J., 2014, "Evidence for the Identification of Carabayo, the Language of an Uncontacted People of the Colombian Amazon, as Belonging to the Tikuna-Yurí Linguistic Family", PLoS ONE, 9:4, pp. e94814


Grinevald, C. & Seifart, F., 2004, "Noun classes in African and Amazonian Languages", Linguistic Typology , 8, pp. 34-48  (pdf)

Communications avec actes édités

Strunk, J., Schiel, F. & Seifart, F., 2014, "Untrained Forced Alignment of Transcriptions and Audio for Language Documentation Corpora Using WebMAUS"Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’14), Reykjavik, 2014


Paschen, L., Delafontaine, F., Draxler, C., Fuchs, S., Stave, M. & Seifart, F., 2020, "Building a time-aligned cross-linguistic reference corpus from language documentation data (DoReCo)", LREC 2020, Marseille, 11-16 mai 2020


Seifart, F., 2019, "Referenzkorpora aus Dokumentationen bedrohter Sprachen", Qualitätsstandards und Interdisziplinarität in der Kuration audiovisueller (Sprach-)Daten, Digital Humanities: multimedial und multimodal - 6. Jahrestagung des Verbands „Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum“ (DHd), Mainz, 25-26 March


Seifart, F., 2019, "Sprechpausen und die Entstehung von Präfixen an Nomen und Verben", Vielfaltslinguistik III, University of Cologne, 28-29 March


Stave, M., Delafontaine, F., Seifart, F. & Paschen, L., 2019, "A bioinformatics solution to inter-rater agreement for forced time-alignment of data from underresourced languages", Journées LIFT, Orléans, 28-29 novembre 2019


Seifart, F., 2018, "(Anti-)Causative marking and verb frequencies in corpora from seven languages", CNRS-DDL, Atelier Morphosyntaxe «Description, Typologie, Terrain», Lyon, 27 April


Seifart, F., Strunk, J. & Bickel, B., 2018, "Speech pauses and the development of prefixes on verbs and nouns", HELAN2 colloquium, DDL-CNRS, Lyon, 27 September


Seifart, F., 2018, "Reducing language to rhythm: Bora drum communication", DDL Séminaire du laboratoire, Lyon, 29 November


Seifart, F., 2018, "Sprechpausen und die Entstehung von Affixen", Grammar, Cognition & Language Change - Dahlem Lectures in Linguistics, Freie Universtiät Berlin, 18 December


Seifart, F., 2017, "Sprechgeschwindigkeitsvariation im Sprachvergleich", Einführungsvorlesung als Privatdozent für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Philosophische Fakultät der Universität zu Köln, 17 May, 2017


Seifart, F., 2017, "Complex Bora syntax in “meenujcatsi piivye – the origins of warfare”, a traditional Bora narrative", Séminaire doctoral ‘Description et typologie linguistiques’, Laboratoire SeDylSeDyL/CNRS, Villejuif, 11 October


Seifart, F., 2017, "Bora relative clauses", Journée d'étude ‘Relative clauses and areal typology: American Indian and West Asia Languages’, INALCO/Labex EFL, 12 October


Seifart, F., 2017, "Bedrohte Sprachenvielfalt ", Bedrohte Sprachen, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 18 November


Seifart, F., 2017, "Reducing language to rhythm", Update Taal, Spui25, University of Amsterdam, 21 November


Seifart, F., 2017, "Cross-linguistic research using language documentation corpora. ", Vielfaltslinguistik, Leipzig, 28-29 March


Seifart, F., 2017, "Local slow-down effects of speech in corpora of nine languages reveal processing cost of noun use compared to verb use", Abstract accepted for SLE 2017 - 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Zurich, 10-13 September


Seifart, F., Strunk, J. & Seifart, B., 2017, "Recurrent patterns in the distribution of speech pauses cause languages to develop more prefixes in verbs than in nouns", 12th meeting of the Association for Linguistic Typology, Canberra, Australia, 14 December


Margetts, A., Haude, K., Himmelmann, N., Jung, D., Riesberg, S., Schnell, S., Seifart, F., Wegener, C., Hajek, J. & Margetts, A., 2017, "Investigating three- participant events across text corpora", 12th meeting of the Association for Linguistic Typology, Canberra, Australia, 15 December


Bickel, B., Seifart, F. & Stoll, S., 2017, "Causes and effects of noun production across languages", 12th meeting of the Association for Linguistic Typology, Canberra, Australia, 15 December


Seifart, F., 2016, "Affix borrowability in Amazonia and beyond", Workshop on the Dynamics of Language Contact in Amazonia, University of Amsterdam, 14 October


Seifart, F., 2016, "Fieldwork and data collection on Bora and Resígaro (Northwest Amazon)", SeDyL/CNRS, Villejuif, 13 December


Seifart, F., 2016, "Affix borrowability: A full-scale empirical test", 49th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 49), Naples, 31 August - 3 September


Seifart, F. & Strunk, J., 2015, "Local variation in speech rate cross-linguistically: Noun-to-verb ratio and other factors", Functional Cognitive Linguistics (FunC) Friday lecture, KU Leuven, 30 January


Seifart, F., 2015, "Bora drum communication", Festival der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 12 June


Bickel, B., Strunk, J., Danielsen, S., Hartmann, I., Pakendorf, B., Wichmann, S., Witzlack-Makarevich, A., Zakharko, T. & Seifart, F., 2015, "Noun-to-verb ratio and word order", Diversity Linguistics: Retrospect and Prospect, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, 1-3 May


Seifart, F., 2015, "Direct and indirect affix borrowing", 48th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 48), Leiden University, 2-5 September


Seifart, F., Strunk, J., Bickel, B., Pakendorf, B., Witzlack-Makarevich, A., Danielsen, S., Zakharko, T. & Wichmann, S., 2014, "Noun-to-verb ratio and speech rate", XIII Vserossijskaja konferencija TEL’2014, Kazan, 6-9 February


Seifart, F., Strunk, J., Bickel, B., Pakendorf, B., Witzlack-Makarevich, A., Danielsen, S., Wichmann, S. & Zakharko, T., 2014, "Noun-to-verb ratio and articulation speed", Linguistisches Kolloquium, Zürcher Kompetenzzentrum Linguistik, 3 April


Seifart, F. & Strunk, J., 2014, "Noun to verb ratio and word order", ACLC research group Description and Typology , Universiteit van Amsterdam, 7 May


Seifart, F. & Strunk, J., 2014, "Noun to verb ratio and speech rate cross-linguistically", ACLC seminar, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 9 May


Seifart, F., 2014, "Dressing and undressing events cross-linguistically", Grammar & Cognition Research Group, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 23 May


Seifart, F., 2014, "Noun-to-verb ratio and articulation rate cross-linguistically", Kolloquium Linguistik, Universität Bielefeld, 24 June


Seifart, F., 2014, "The source-goal asymmetry in dressing and undressing events cross-linguistically", Perspectivization in Language: Source–Goal Asymmetry in Motion Events, Deixis, and Frames of Reference, Excellence cluster TOPOI, HU Berlin, 25-26 July


Seifart, F., 2014, "Time and timing", Reflections on the field of linguistics - a scientific meeting held at Landgoed Brakkesteyn, Nijmegen, 14 November


Seifart, F., 2014, "Local variation in articulation rate cross-linguistically", Nijmegen Grammar Group Series, Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen, 4 December


Seifart, F., 2014, "Bora drum communication", ACLC OAP dag, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 19 December


Gardani, F. & Seifart, F., 2014, "The borrowing of case formatives", Language in Historical Contact situations (LHC): diagnostics for grammatical replication - DGfS 2014, AG6, Marburg, 5-7 March


Bickel, B., Strunk, J., Danielsen, S., Hartmann, I., Pakendorf, B., Wichmann, S., Witzlack-Makarevich, A., Zakharko, T. & Seifart, F., 2014, "Noun-to-verb ratio and word order", 47th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 47), Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, 11-14 September


Seifart, F., 2014, "Affix borrowing and social setting", Grammatical hybridization and social conditions, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, 16-18 October

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