Full list of publications

offprints available on request

Forthcoming and in press

Seifart, Frank. Forthcoming. Contact-induced change. In Jeroen Darquennes, Joe Salmons & Wim Vandenbussche (eds.), Language Contact. An International Handbook. (Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science (HSK)). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.

Berger, Marcus, and Frank Seifart. Forthcoming. The Boran languages. In Amazonian Languages. An International Handbook, eds. Patience Epps and Lev Michael, Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton.

Published

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. 201800708. 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. Open Science 5(4). 170354. doi:10.1098/rsos.170354. [Media coverage (selection): Science, Scientific American, Le Figaro, NRC Handelsblad]

Seifart, Frank. 2018. The semantic reduction of the noun universe and the diachrony of nominal classification. In William B. McGregor and Søren Wichmann (eds.), The Diachrony of Classification Systems, 9-32. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Seifart, Frank. 2018. Bora [Méénujcátsi Píívye – How Warfare Originated. Annotated Bora Narrative]. International Journal of American Linguistics 84(Supp. 1). ([= Texts in the Indigenous Languages of the Americas #2: Narratives In Indigenous Peruvian Languages, Eds. Roberto Zariquiey, Matt Coler and Pilar Valenzuela]). S69–S94. doi:10.1086/695563.

Seifart, Frank. 2017. Patterns of affix borrowing in a sample of 100 languages. Journal of Historical Linguistics 7(3). 389–431. doi:10.1075/jhl.16002.sei.

Seifart, Frank & Harald Hammarström. 2017. Language Isolates of South America. In Lyle Campbell (ed.), Language Isolates, 260–287. (Routledge Language Family Series). Oxon, New York: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315750026.ch10.

Seifart, Frank. 2015. Direct and indirect affix borrowing. Language 91(3). 511-531. doi:10.1353/lan.2015.0044.

Seifart, Frank. 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, eds. Andrej Malchukov & Bernard Comrie. 1481–1514. (Comparative Handbooks of Linguistics 1.2). Berlin, München, Boston: de Gruyter.

Seifart, Frank. 2015. Tracing social history from synchronic linguistic and ethnographic data: The prehistory of Resígaro contact with Bora. In Mundo Amazónico 6(1). 97-110. doi:10.15446/ma.v6n1.48222.

Seifart, Frank. 2015. Syntactic Sketch: Bora. In Syntax – Theory and Analysis. An International Handbook. Vol. 3, eds. Tibor Kiss and Artemis Alexiadou, 1764-1791. Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science (HSK) 42/3. Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton.

Seifart, Frank. 2015. Does structural-typological similarity affect borrowability? A quantitative study on affix borrowing. Language Dynamics and Change 5(1). 92-113. [Reprinted as Seifart, Frank. 2014. Does structural-typological similarity affect borrowability? A quantitative study on affix borrowing. Quantifying Language Dynamics: On the Cutting Edge of Areal and Phylogenetic Linguistics, ed. by Søren Wichmann and Jeff Good, 205–226. Leiden: Brill]. doi:10.1163/22105832-00501004.

Seifart, Frank, and Roger Mundry. 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). 202-214.

Seifart, Frank, and Juan Alvaro Echeverri. 2015. Proto-Bora-Muinane. In LIAMES – Línguas Indígenas Americanas 15(2). 279-31. http://revistas.iel.unicamp.br/index.php/liames/article/view/4827/5194.

Seifart, Frank. 2014. Does structural-typological similarity affect borrowability? A quantitative study on affix borrowing. Quantifying Language Dynamics: On the Cutting Edge of Areal and Phylogenetic Linguistics, ed. by Søren Wichmann and Jeff Good, 205–226. Leiden: Brill. [Reprint of Seifart, Frank. 2015. Does structural-typological similarity affect borrowability? A quantitative study on affix borrowing. Language Dynamics and Change 5(1). 92-113]

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. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094814.

Strunk, Jan, Florian Schiel, and Frank Seifart. 2014. Untrained Forced Alignment of Transcriptions and Audio for Language Documentation Corpora Using WebMAUS. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’14), eds. Nicoletta Calzolari, Khalid Choukri, Thierry Declerck, Hrafn Loftsson, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Asunción Moreno, Jan Odijk, and Stelios Piperidis. Reykjavik: European Language Resources Association (ELRA).

Seifart, Frank. 2013. AfBo: A world-wide survey of affix borrowing. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. http://afbo.info.

Seifart, Frank. 2012. The threefold potential of language documentation. In Potentials of Language Documentation: Methods, Analyses, and Utilization, eds. Frank Seifart, Geoffrey Haig, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann, Dagmar Jung, Anna Margetts, and Paul Trilsbeek, 1-6. Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication 3. Manoa: University of Hawai’i Press. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4510.

Seifart, Frank. 2012. The Principle of Morphosyntactic Subsystem Integrity in language contact: Evidence from morphological borrowing in Resígaro (Arawakan). Diachronica 29(4). 471–504.

Seifart, Frank. 2012. Causative marking in Resígaro (Arawakan): A descriptive and comparative perspective. International Journal of American Linguistics 78(4). 369-384.

Seifart, Frank, Geoffrey Haig, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann, Dagmar Jung, Anna Margetts, and Paul Trilsbeek, eds. 2012. Potentials of Language Documentation: Methods, Analyses, and Utilization. Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication 3. Manoa: University of Hawai’i Press. http://www.nflrc.hawaii.edu/ldc/sp03/.

Meyer Julien, Laure Dentel, and Frank Seifart. 2012. A methodology for the study of rhythm in drummed forms of languages: application to Bora Manguaré of Amazon. Proceedings of Interspeech 2012. Portland, USA.

Perniss, Pamela, David P. Vinson, Gabriella Vigliocco, and Frank Seifart. 2012. Speaking of shape: The effects of language-specific encoding on semantic representations. Language and Cognition 4(3). 223–242. https://doi.org/10.1515/langcog-2012-0012

Seifart, Frank. 2011. Competing motivations for documenting endangered languages. In Documenting Endangered Languages. Achievements and Perspectives, ed. Geoffrey Haig, Nicole Nau, Stefan Schnell, and Claudia Wegener, 17-32. Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 240. Berlin, New York: De Gruyter Mouton.

Seifart, Frank. 2011. Bora loans in Resígaro: Massive morphological and little lexical borrowing in a moribund Arawakan language. (Cadernos de Etnolingüística. Série Monografias 2). http://www.etnolinguistica.org/mono:2.

Seifart, Frank. 2010. The Bora connector pronoun and tail-head linkage: a study in language-specific grammaticalization. Linguistics 48(4). 893-918.

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

Gasché, Jürg, and Frank Seifart. 2010. Proposal for a shared classificatory tree for DoBeS language documentations and other socio-cultural databases. Folia Amazónica 19(1-2). 95-108.

Fagua Rincón, Doris, and Frank Seifart. 2010. Aspectos morfosintácticos del ocaina: entre rasgos genéticos (familia Witoto) e influencias areales. Mundo Amazónico 1: 215-241.

Seifart, Frank. 2009. Pronombres de forma. El uso anafórico de marcas de clases en miraña. Forma y Función 22: 67-94.

Seifart, Frank. 2009. Multidimensional typology and Miraña class markers. In New Challenges in Typology. Transcending the Borders and Refining the Distinctions, ed. Patience Epps and Alexandre Arkhipov, 365-385. Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 217. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Seifart, Frank. 2008. On the representativeness of language documentations. In Language Documentation and Description, Vol 5, ed. Peter K. Austin. 60-76. London: SOAS.

Seifart, Frank, Doris Fagua, Jürg Gasché, and Juan Alvaro Echeverri, eds. 2009. A multimedia documentation of the languages of the People of the Center. Online publication of transcribed and translated Bora, Ocaina, Nonuya, Resígaro, and Witoto audio and video recordings with linguistic and ethnographic annotations and descriptions. Nijmegen: The Language Archive. https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0005-802E-9

Seifart, Frank, Sebastian Drude, Bruna Franchetto, Jürg Gasché, Lucía Golluscio, and Elizabeth Manrique. 2008. Language Documentation and Archives in South America. Language Documentation & Conservation 2(1). 130-140.

Seifart, Frank, and Doris L. Payne. 2007. Nominal classification in the North West Amazon: Issues in areal diffusion and typological characterization. International Journal of American Linguistics 73(4). 381-387.

Seifart, Frank. 2007. The prehistory of nominal classification in Witotoan languages. International Journal of American Linguistics 73(4). 411-445.

Seifart, Frank, and Doris L. Payne, eds. 2007. Nominal Classification in the North West Amazon [= Special issue of the International Journal of American Linguistics 73(4)]. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Seifart, Frank. 2006. Orthography development. In Essentials of language documentation, ed. Jost Gippert, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann and Ulrike Mosel. Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 178. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 275-299.

Seifart, Frank. 2005. The structure and use of shape-based noun classes in Miraña (North West Amazon). Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. http://hdl.handle.net/2066/26990.

Seifart, Frank. 2004. Nominal classification in Miraña, a Witotoan language of Colombia. Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung 57(2-3). 228-246.

Seifart, Frank. 2004. Explaining apparently overly complicated systems of nominal classification as social badges. In Language and identity. Selected papers of the international conference October 2-5, 2002 sponsored by the American Society of Geolinguistics, Baruch College (CUNY), ed. Leonard R.N. Ashley and Wayne H. Finke, 391-402. East Rockway, NY: Cummings & Hathaway.

Grinevald, Colette, and Frank Seifart. 2004. Noun classes in African and Amazonian languages: Towards a comparison. Linguistic Typology 8(2). 243-285.

Seifart, Frank. 2003. Marqueurs de classes généraux contre marqueures de classes spécifiques en miraña. Faits de Langues 21(2). 121-132.

Seifart, Frank. 2002. El sistema de clasificación nominal del miraña. Bogotá: CCELA/Universidad de los Andes.

Seifart, Frank. 2001. Nominal classification in Miraña. Santa Barbara Papers in Linguistics 11: 85-98.

Seifart, Frank. 2000. Motivaciones para la documentación de lenguas amenazadas. Forma y Función 13: 101-115.

Seifart, Frank. 2000. Grundfragen bei der Dokumentation bedrohter Sprachen. Köln: Institut für Sprachwissenschaft der Universität zu Köln (= Arbeitspapier Nr. 36 (Neue Folge)).

Review

Seifart, Frank. 2009. Review of A Grammar of Hup, by Patience Epps. Anthropological Linguistics 51(2). 176-179.

Manuscripts

Juan Alvaro Echeverri, and Frank Seifart. 2014. Proto Witoto-Ocaina-Nonuya and its relation to Proto Bora-Muinane: A re-evaluation of the Witotoan family. Submitted manuscript.

Seifart, Frank, Sara Mitschke and Hans-Jörg Bibiko. 2015. Dressing and undressing events cross-linguistically.  Resubmission invited.

Seifart, Frank. 2009. Towards a typology of unitization: Miraña noun classes compared to numeral classifiers and singulatives. Unpublished manuscript. pdf

Database contributions

Seifart, Frank. 2011. Annotated bibliography focusing on South American languages (1695 entries). Contribution to Hammarström, Harald & Forkel, Robert & Haspelmath, Martin & Nordhoff, Sebastian. 2014. Glottolog 2.3. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. (Available online at http://glottolog.org, Accessed on 2014-11-20.). http://glottolog.org/langdoc/langdocinformation

Seifart, Frank. 2013. Bora Valency Patterns. Valency Patterns Leipzig, ed. Iren Hartmann, Martin Haspelmath, and Bradley Taylor. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. http://valpal.info/languages/bora

Roß, Franziska, and Frank Seifart. 2013. WALS data points on Balochi, Kalderash, Kedang, Kharia, Kurmanji, Kurux, Lithuanian Romani, Malay, Yiddish, and Yucatec. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

Morgenroth, Lisa, and Frank Seifart. 2012. WALS data points on Kryz, Manange, Tigre, Uru, and Wutun. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

Publications for the general public

Schenk, Arnfried. 2014. Da fehlen einem die Worte. ZEIT 38/2013.71-72 [Feature about my work]. http://www.zeit.de/2013/38/sprachen-aussterben-rettung-linguist

Seifart, Frank. 2013. Gesänge aus einer anderen Zeit. Spektrum der Wissenschaft 2013 (6), Supplement Bedrohte Sprachen, 12-13. http://www.spektrum-cp.com/fm/1426/Bedrohte-Sprachen.pdf

Seifart, Frank. 2000. Feldforschung im Amazonasgebiet Kolumbiens. GBS-Bulletin 3. 11-13.

Seifart, Frank. 1998. Situation of the Indigenous Languages of Colombia, especially Chimila. OGMIOS 9: 8-10.

Publications for speech communities

Seifart, Frank, and Doris Fagua. 2009. Relaciones de parentesco linguístico y rasgos lingüísticos comunes del área de las lenguas de la Gente del Centro. In Seifart et al. (eds.).

Seifart, Frank. 2009. Introducción a la gramática del bora. In Seifart et al. (eds.).

Seifart, Frank. 2009. Ortografía y algunos rasgos gramaticales del resígaro. In Seifart et al. (eds.).

Seifart, Frank, and Patricio von Hildebrandt. 2009. Localización, historia y entorno ecológico de la Gente del Centro. In Seifart et al. (eds.)

Vega, Victoria, with the collaboration of Manuel Ruíz Mibeco, Frank Seifart, and Clever Panduro. 2009. Méénujcátsi píívye / El origen de las peleas. Texto en lengua bora y traducción al castellano. Regensburg: DOBES/IIAP/Universität Regensburg.

Seifart, Frank, and Elio Guillermo Miraña. 2002. Una guia para escribir la lengua miraña. Bogotá: Fundación Puerto Rastrojo.

Seifart, Frank. 2000. Tercera versión preliminar del alfabeto de la lengua miraña. Resultados de los talleres realizados en la comunidad de Puerto Remanso durante los meses de Abril y Agosto de 2000. Bogotá: Proyecto OIMT.

Invited talks

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

Seifart, Frank. 2017. Bedrohte Sprachenvielfalt. Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 18 November.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seifart Frank, and Jan Strunk. 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, Frank. 2014. Bora drum communication. ACLC OAP dag, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 19 December.

Seifart, Frank, and Jan Strunk. 2014. Local variation in articulation rate cross-linguistically. Nijmegen Grammar Group Series, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, 4 December.

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

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

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

Seifart, Frank, and Jan Strunk. 2014. Noun to verb ratio and speech rate cross-linguistically, ACLC seminar, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 9 May 2014.

Seifart, Frank, and Jan Strunk. 2014. Noun to verb ratio and word order. ACLC research group Description and Typology, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 7 May.

Seifart, Frank, Jan Strunk, Balthasar Bickel, Brigitte Pakendorf, Alena Witzlack-Makarevich, Swintha Danielsen, Søren Wichmann, Taras Zakharko. 2014. Noun-to-verb ratio and articulation speed. Linguistisches Kolloquium, Zürcher Kompetenzzentrum Linguistik, 3 April.

Seifart, Frank, Jan Strunk, Balthasar Bickel, Brigitte Pakendorf, Alena Witzlack-Makarevich, Swintha Danielsen, Taras Zakharko and Søren Wichmann. 2014. Noun-to-verb ratio and speech rate. XIII Vserossijskaja konferencija TEL’2014, Kazan, 6-9 February.

Seifart, Frank, Jan Strunk and Florian Schiel. 2013. Word- and Phoneme-Level Time Alignment for Language Documentation Corpora. Exploring data from language documentation. ZAS, Berlin, May, 10-11.

Seifart, Frank. 2011. Bora drum communication. Keynote lecture at the Conference on Indigenous Languages of Latin America V (CILLA 5), University of Texas at Austin, 6-8 October.

Seifart, Frank, and Juan Alvaro Echeverri. 2010. Towards a re-evaluation of the Boran-Witotoan family/ies (North West Amazon). The First Conference on ASJP and Language Prehistory (ALP-I) Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, 17-19 September.

Seifart, Frank. 2010. Valency classes in Bora (Peru): a first approximation. Talk given at the Valency Classes Workshop at the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, 21 August.

Seifart, Frank. 2010. Die Syntax semantisch opaker Genuszuweisung. Überlegungen zum Deutschen und zum Bora-Miraña (Nordwest-Amazonas). Talk given at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 5 July.

Seifart, Frank. 2009. Pragmatic, semantic, and morphosyntactic aspects of the grammaticalization of nominal classification, with special reference to Bora-Miraña (North West Amazon). Keynote lecture at the COST A31 Workshop The Diachrony of Classification Systems, NIAS, Wassenaar, 12-14 March.

Seifart, Frank. 2009. Towards a multidimensional typology of nominal classification. Keynote lecture at the workshop Creating Infrastructure for Canonical Typology, University of Surrey, Guildford, January.

Seifart, Frank. 2008. Die Dokumentation sprachlicher und kultureller Praktiken im Amazonasgebiet. Forschungskolloquium Philologien, Universität Regensburg, June.

Seifart, Frank. 2007. Documentation practice in the North West Amazon: Local, Regional and International Perspectives. International Symposium Perspectives from Linguistic and Cultural documentation: Ethics and collaborative research. Universidad de Buenos Aires – Museo Etnográfico, Buenos Aires, October.

Seifart, Frank. 2007. Towards a typology of unitization: Miraña noun classes vs. singulatives vs. numeral classifiers. Nouns Cross-Linguistically, Campobasso, 22-23 June.

Seifart, Frank. 2006. Noun classes as reference-tracking devices in Miraña (North West Amazon). Semantikzirkel, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, March.

Seifart, Frank. 2006. The role of systematic sampling procedures in language documentation. SOAS/ELDP Workshop, London, December

Seifart, Frank. 2006. Nominal classification and reference tracking: The case of Bora-Miraña (North West Amazon). INALCO, Paris, May.

Seifart, Frank. 2006. Contact-induced change in Resígaro (Arawak) under influence from Bora (Witotoan). CNRS/DDL, Lyon, May.

Seifart, Frank. 2005. Orthography development for endangered languages. ELAP Workshop: Endangered Languages and Literacy, SOAS, London, December.

Seifart, Frank. 2005. An unusual typological mode for handling countability in Miraña (North West Amazon). ELAP/Linguistics Department seminar series, SOAS, London, December.

Seifart, Frank. 2005. Documenting Amazonian Languages. Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia, September.

Seifart, Frank. 2004. El desarollo de ortografías prácticas. Instituto Caro y Cuervo, Bogotá, Colombia, March.

Seifart, Frank. 2003. Haciendo etnolingüística en el Amazonas. Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, September.

Seifart, Frank. 2003. La clasificación de los animales y las plantas en Bora. IIAP, Iquitos, Peru, July.

Grinevald, Colette, Denis Creissels and Frank Seifart. 2002. Noun classes in African and Amazonian languages: Toward a comparison. International Symposium Typology of African Languages. Sankt Augustin, May.

Seifart, Frank. 1998. Formatos de documentaciones de lenguas amenazadas. Universidad del Atlántico, Barrancilla, Colombia, April.

 

Presentations at peer-reviewed conferences

Bickel, Balthasar, Frank Seifart, and Sabine Stoll. 2017. Causes and effects of noun production across languages. Abstract accepted for the 12th meeting of the Association for Linguistic Typology, Canberra, Australia. 15 December, 2017.

Margetts, Anna, Katharina Haude, Nikolaus Himmelmann, Dagmar Jung, Sonja Riesberg, Stefan Schnell, Frank Seifart, Claudia Wegener, John Hajek, and Andrew Margetts: Investigating three- participant events across text corpora. 12th meeting of the Association for Linguistic Typology, Canberra, Australia. 15 December 2017.

Seifart, Frank, Jan Strunk, and Balthasar Bickel. 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 2017.

Seifart, Frank. 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, 10-13 September 2017.

Seifart, Frank. 2017. Cross-linguistic research using language documentation corpora. Paper presented at the conference Vielfaltslinguistik, Leipzig, 28-29 March 2017.

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

Seifart, Frank. 2015. Direct and Indirect Affix borrowing. 48th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 48), Leiden University, 2-5 September.

Bickel, Balthasar, Jan Strunk, Swintha Danielsen, Iren Hartmann, Brigitte Pakendorf, Søren Wichmann, Alena Witzlack-Makarevich, Taras Zakharko, Frank Seifart. 2015. Noun-to-verb ratio and word order. Diversity Linguistics: Retrospect and Prospect, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, 1-3 May.

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

Bickel, Balthasar, Jan Strunk, Swintha Danielsen, Iren Hartmann, Brigitte Pakendorf, Søren Wichmann, Alena Witzlack-Makarevich, Taras Zakharko and Frank Seifart. 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.

Bickel, Balthasar, Jan Strunk, Swintha Danielsen, Iren Hartmann, Brigitte Pakendorf, Søren Wichmann, Alena Witzlack-Makarevich, Taras Zakharko, and Frank Seifart. 2014. Nonverb-to-verb ratio and word order. 8th Days of Swiss Linguistics (CHLING8), Zurich, 19-21 June.

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

Seifart, Frank, Sara Mitschke, Franziska von Bibra, Anne Wienholz, Mirjam Grauli, Tina Gregor, Suong-U Kim, Hanne Köhn, André Müller, Larissa Kröhnert, Alicja Stachura, Franziska Roß, Katarina Berndt, Luisa Oswald, Andreas Domberg, Stephanie Klapper, Bettina Klimek, Katrin Maiterth, Lisa Morgenroth, Susann Schildhauer, Hermann Sonntag, Christin Wienold, Saskia Wunder, Ingmar Brilmayer, Johannes Englisch, Hanna Thiele, Frank Wagner and Hans-Jörg Bibiko. 2013. The semantic domain of dressing and undressing cross-linguistically. Association for Linguistic Typology 10th Biennial Conference (ALT 10), University of Leipzig, August 15-18.

Seifart, Frank. 2013. Towards a typology of affix borrowing. Poster presented at the Association for Linguistic Typology 10th Biennial Conference (ALT 10), University of Leipzig, August 15-18.

Seifart, Frank, Jan Strunk, Balthasar Bickel, Brigitte Pakendorf, Alena Witzlack-Makarevich, Swintha Danielsen, Taras Zakharko, Søren Wichmann. 2013. Noun-to-verb ratio and speech rate. International workshop The relative frequencies of nouns, pronouns, and verbs in discourse, Leipzig, August 12-13.

Bickel, Balthasar, Jan Strunk, Frank Seifart, Brigitte Pakendorf, Alena Witzlack-Makarevich, Swintha Danielsen, Søren Wichmann, and Taras Zakharko. 2013. Noun-to-verb ratio and grammar. International workshop The relative frequencies of nouns, pronouns, and verbs in discourse, Leipzig, August 12-13.

Seifart, Frank. 2013. The prehistory of Resígaro contact with Bora. Tracing social history from synchronic linguistic and ethnographic data. 21st International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHLXXI), Oslo, August 5-9.

Seifart, Frank. 2012. Arawakan inheritance vs. areal influence: A case study on Resígaro. Symposium Arawakan linguistic and cultural identities at the 54th International Congress of Americanists, Vienna, July 15-20.

Echeverri, Juan Alvaro and Frank Seifart. 2011. Una re-evaluación de las familias lingüísticas Bora y Witoto. Congreso Arqueología y Lingüística Histórica de las Lenguas Indígenas Sudamericanas, Universidad de Brasília, 24-29 October.

Hammarström, Harald, Søren Wichmann and Frank Seifart. 2011. Isolates in South America. Congreso Arqueología y Lingüística Histórica de las Lenguas Indígenas Sudamericanas, Universidad de Brasília, October 24-29.

Seifart, Frank. 2011. Cross-linguistic variation in the noun-to-verb ratio: the role of verb morphology and narrative strategies. Poster presented at the Association for Linguistic Typology 9th Biennial Conference (ALT 9), The University of Hong Kong, 21-24 July.

Seifart, Frank. 2011. The principle of morphosyntactic subsystem integrity in language contact. 20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHLXX), National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, 25-30 July.

Seifart, Frank, Roland Meyer, Taras Zakharko, Balthasar Bickel, Swintha Danielsen, Sebastian Nordhoff and Alena Witzlack-Makarevich. 2010. Cross-linguistic variation in the noun-to-verb ratio: Exploring automatic tagging and quantitative corpus analysis. Workshop Advances in Documentary Linguistics, MPI for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, 14-15 October.

Seifart, Frank. 2010. Interdependences between copied derivational and inflectional morphemes: A new constraint on copying bound morphemes. Workshop Bound morphology in common: copy or cognate?, 43rd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 43), Vilnius, 2-5 September.

Seifart, Frank, and Julien Meyer. 2010. Bora drum communication, the typology of emulated speech, and prosodic typology. Arbeitsgruppe Prosodic Typology: State of the Art and Future Prospects, 32. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS 32), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 23-16 February.

Steinkrüger, Patrick O., and Frank Seifart. 2009. Transfer of derivational morphology without borrowing of stems: Resígaro (Arawakan, Peru) and Chabacano (Creole, Philippines) Morphologies in Contact, University of Bremen, 1-3 October.

Seifart, Frank. 2008. Nouny tail-head linkage: The anaphoric sentence connector pronoun of Bora. Syntax of the World’s languages III, Freie Universität Berlin, 25-28 September.

Perniss, Pamela, David P. Vinson, Gabriella Vigliocco and Frank Seifart. 2008. Modality vs. typology effects: Investigating the divide. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing, Cambridge, UK, 4-6 September.

Seifart, Frank. 2007. Discourse particles and discourse-structuring mechanisms in Bora and Resígaro. Workshop on Discourse Markers in Amerindian Languages. ACLC/University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 13 December.

Trilsbeek, Paul, Sebastian Drude, Bruna Franchetto, Jürg Gasche, Lucia Golluscio, Carlos Levinho, Victor Miyakawa, Frank Seifart, Daan Broeder and Peter Wittenburg. 2007. The Fifth Annual Meeting of the Digital Endangered Languages and Musics Archive Network (DELAMAN V), Instituto Nacional de Lenguas Indígenas (INALI) and Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS), México, D.F., 8-9 November.

Seifart, Frank. 2007. Restructuring nominal grammar only: Bora influence on Resígaro (North West Amazon). Paper presented in the workshop on Language contact and morphosyntactic variation and change at the Association for Linguistic Typology 7th Biennial Conference (ALT 7), Paris, 24-26 September.

Seifart, Frank. 2006. Sampling in language documentation. DOBES Workshop, Nijmegen, June.

Seifart, Frank. 2006. Nominal classification in Miraña (North West Amazon): A challenge to the typological distinction between classifiers and noun classes. 28. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS 28), Universität Bielefeld, 22-24 February.

Seifart, Frank. 2003. Nominal classification in Witotoan languages: towards a comparison. 51st International Congress of Americanists, Santiago de Chile, 14-18 July.

Seifart, Frank. 2002. Explaning apparently overly complicated systems of nominal classification as social badges. Annual Conference of the American Society for Geolinguistics, CUNY, New York, October.

Seifart, Frank. 2001. Nominal classification in Miraña. Annual meeting of SSILA and WAIL, Santa Barbara, July.