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Karl SEIFEN

PhD

 

karl.seifen@univ-lyon2.fr

Teams : DiLiS 


  Training and professional background
  Research interests
  Scientific activities
  Administration activities
  Fieldwork
  Awards and research grants
  Participation in research projects
  Teaching
  Other international activities
  Main publications and conferences

TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND


 

Training:

  • 2020 - Currently Ph.D in Linguistics
    University Lumière - Lyon 2, Dynamique Du Langage, Doctoral school 3LA
    Title: Etude typologique de l'expression de la Trajectoire [Typological study of Path expression]
    Directed by: Alice Vittrant (DDL-CNRS/Université Lyon 2)

  • 2017 - 2019 Master's degree in Linguistics
    Aix-Marseille Université
    Dissertation: Grammaticalisation des verbes directionnels en thaï [Grammaticalisation of directional verbs in Thai] Directed by: Alice Vittrant (DDL-CNRS/Aix-Marseille Université)
 

Professional background:

  • September - December 2018 Tutoring
    Aix-Marseille Université, Department of Linguistics

  • May - September 2017 Data management
    CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research)
    Digitalisation, segmentation and normalisation of West African linguistic data (Pulaar, Wolof)
 

RESEARCH INTERESTS


 

South-East Asia linguistic area: Tai languages, Central Thai, Shan

 

Morphosyntax: classifiers and class terms, serial verb constructions, valency and diathesis

 

Spatial domain: typology of Path, Dynamic Deixis, fictive motion

 

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES


 

EuroSEAS 2022: Panel with Léa Mouton. Language and Society in Southeast Asia: Communities, politics, and planning .

 

Summer school Annotations, 30 May - 3 June 2022, Banyuls-sur-Mer (France). GdR LIFT.

 

Seminar "Semantic Typology" (DDL)

  • 2021: Path, Manner, Deixis : Towards a semantic typology of Motion events

 

LCT Master seminar (Aix-Marseille Université)

  • 2022: Polyfonctionnalité en Asie du Sud-Est: L'emprunt dans les chemins de grammaticalisation [Polyfunctionality in South-East Asia: Loans in grammaticalization paths] (with Léa Mouton)

 

Seminar Crosslinguistic regularity in diachronic semantic change: Typology and contact in Asia (EHESS, 2022)

  • Motion in Tai and (S)EA languages: Motion and Associated Motion
  • Possession in Tai: Central Thai, Lao, and Dai Lü

 

Seminar Areality of polysemy and semantic change in the languages of China and South-East Asia (EHESS, 2021)

  • Object-marking in Tai languages

 

ADMINISTRATION ACTIVITIES


 

2021 - Currently
Member of the Lab board

 

FIELDWORK


 

Thailand, November 2022
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Bang Saen
Motion description in Tai languages
Central Thai, Southern Thai, Isan Thai, Kam Mueang

 

AWARDS AND RESEARCH GRANTS


 

Ph.D Scholarship 2020 - 2023 :
Projet SpOTy (Spatial Ontology and Typology)
ASLAN (Advanced Studies on LANguage complexity), Université de Lyon

 

PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH PROJECTS


 

Associated member: SALTA Project (Spatial Asymmetries across Languages: a Typological Approach)
ANR (National Research Agency)
Coordinators: Benjamin Fagard (LATTICE), Christine Lamarre (CRLAO/INALCO), Anetta Kopecka (DDL/Lyon 2), Alice Vittrant (DDL/Lyon 2)

 

Funded member : SpOTy project (Spatial Ontology and Typology)
ASLAN, Université de Lyon
Coordinators: Alice Vittrant (DDL/Lyon 2), Pierre-Antoine Champin (LIRIS)

 

TEACHING


 

Contemporary French for Speaking
2022 - 2023, Winter semester
Burapha University (Thailand), Bachelor in French Studies, 4th year

 

Syntax (tutorial class)
2021 - 2022, Spring semester
Aix-Marseille Université, Licence 2, Department of Linguistics

 

Methodology (tutorial class)
2021 - 2022, Spring semester
Université Lumière - Lyon 2, Licence 1 ’Language & Communication’

 

OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES


 

EuroSEAS 2022 : Support team

 

MAIN PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES
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PhDs and master thesis
 

Seifen, K., 2019, "Grammaticalisation des verbes directionnels en thaï", Mémoire de Master 2, Sciences du Langage, Faculté ALLSH, Aix-Marseille Université, Aix-en-Provence


Invited presentations
 

Mouton, L. & Seifen, K., 2022, "Polyfonctionnalité en Asie du Sud-Est : l'emprunt dans les chemins de grammaticalisation", Journée d'étude « L'emprunt lexical : quoi, pourquoi, comment et avec quelles conséquences ? », Université Aix-Marseille, 19 avril 2022


Conference presentations
 

Mouton, L. & Seifen, K., 2022, "Voice constructions in Southeast Asian Languages: Thai and Black Hmong examples", SEALS 31, Hawaii, 18-20 / 06 (poster)


 

Seifen, K., 2022, "La préparation des données pour une typologie et une ontologie de l’expression du déplacement", 25èmes Rencontres Jeunes Chercheurs (RJC 2022), Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, 9-10/06/2022


 

Seifen, K., 2022, "A typological study of Deixis in motion description", NAMED 2022, Kyoto, 3-4/11/2022 (poster)


 

Vittrant, A. & Seifen, K., 2021, "Polyfunctionality of “come” and “go” in Thai and Burmese", SEALS XXX (2021), Online, 06/2021


 

Seifen, K., Vittrant, A., Song, J. & Bunkham, N., 2021, "Path and Deixis as distinct categories: Evidences from (South-)East Asian languages", SEALS XXX (2021), Online, 06/2021




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