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  Main publications and conferences

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


Chapters in books

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., 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)

Conferences with proceedings

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

Conference presentations

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

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