Five key publications

Seifart, Frank, Jan Strunk, Swintha Danielsen, Iren Hartmann, Brigitte Pakendorf, Søren Wichmann, Alena Witzlack-Makarevich, Nivja H. de Jong & Balthasar Bickel. 2018. Nouns slow down speech across structurally and culturally diverse languages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115(22). 5720–5725. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1800708115. [Media coverage (selection): The New Yorker]

Seifart, Frank, Julien Meyer, Sven Grawunder & Laure Dentel. 2018. Reducing language to rhythm: Amazonian Bora drummed language exploits speech rhythm for long-distance communication. Royal Society Open Science 5(4). 170354. doi:10.1098/rsos.170354. [Media coverage: Science, Scientific American, Le Figaro, NRC Handelsblad]

Seifart, Frank. 2015. Direct and indirect affix borrowing. Language 91(3). 512-534. http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/lan.2015.0044.

Seifart, Frank, and Juan Alvaro Echeverri. 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): e94814. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0094814.

Seifart, Frank. 2010. Nominal Classification. Language & Linguistics Compass 4(8): 719-736. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-818X.2010.00194.x.