PD Dr. Frank Seifart

Publikationen vor der Zeit am ZAS

Monographien (5)

  • Seifart, Frank. 2016. Affix borrowing: Processes and Patterns. Habilitation thesis, University of Cologne. Cumulative thesis consisting of Seifart 2011a, 2012a, 2013a, 2015a, 2015b, 2015c, 2017 and a framework paper.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2011a. Bora loans in Resígaro: Massive morphological and little lexical borrowing in a moribund Arawakan language. (Cadernos de Etnolingüística. Série Monografias 2). www.etnolinguistica.org/mono:2
  • Seifart, Frank. 2005. The structure and use of shape-based noun classes in Miraña (North West Amazon). Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2002. El sistema de clasificación nominal del miraña. Bogotá: CCELA/Universidad de los Andes.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2000a. Grundfragen bei der Dokumentation bedrohter Sprachen. Köln: Institut für Sprachwissenschaft der Universität zu Köln (= Arbeitspapier Nr. 36 (Neue Folge)).

Herausgeberschaft (3)

  • 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. www.nflrc.hawaii.edu/ldc/sp03/
  • 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: DOBES-MPI. corpus1.mpi.nl/qfs1/media-archive/dobes_data/Center/Info/WelcomeToCenterPeople.html
  • 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, no. 4]. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Databanken (3)

  • Seifart, Frank. 2013a. AfBo: A world-wide survey of affix borrowing. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. http://afbo.info
  • Seifart, Frank. 2009a. Bora documentation. Transcribed and translated Bora audio and video recordings (>40,000 words) with linguistic and ethnographic annotations and descriptions. In Seifart et al. (eds.). https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0008-38E5-2@view.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2009b. Resígaro documentation. Transcribed and translated Resígaro audio and video recordings (>20,000 words) with linguistic and ethnographic annotations and descriptions. In Seifart et al. (eds.). https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0008-38F4-0@view.

Zeitschriftenaufsätze (27)

  • Seifart, Frank, Nicholas Evans, Harald Hammarström, and Stephen C. Levinson. 2018. Language documentation 25 years on. Language. 94(4). e324-e345. https://www.linguisticsociety.org/sites/default/files/e05_94.4Seifart_0.pdf.
  • 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. Royal Society Open Science 5(4). 170354. doi:10.1098/rsos.170354. [Media coverage (selection): Science, Scientific American, Le Figaro, NRC Handelsblad].
  • 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, no. 3: 389-431.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2015a. Direct and indirect affix borrowing. Language 91, no. 3. 512-534.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2015b. Does structural-typological similarity affect borrowability? A quantitative study on affix borrowing. Language Dynamics and Change 5, no. 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]
  • Seifart, Frank. 2015c. Tracing social history from synchronic linguistic and ethnographic data: The prehistory of Resígaro contact with Bora. In Mundo Amazónico 6, no. 1: 97-110.
  • Seifart, Frank, and Juan Alvaro Echeverri. 2015. Proto-Bora-Muinane. In LIAMES - Línguas Indígenas Americanas 15, no. 2: 279-311.
  • 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, no. 3: 202-214.
  • 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.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2012a. The Principle of Morphosyntactic Subsystem Integrity in language contact: Evidence from morphological borrowing in Resígaro (Arawakan). Diachronica 29, no. 4: 471–504.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2012b. Causative marking in Resígaro (Arawakan): A descriptive and comparative perspective. International Journal of American Linguistics 78, no. 4: 369-384.
  • 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, no. 3: 223–242.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2010a. The Bora connector pronoun and tail-head linkage: a study in language-specific grammaticalization. Linguistics 48, no. 4: 893-918.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2010b. Nominal Classification. Language & Linguistics Compass 4, no. 8: 719-736.
  • Fagua Rincón, Doris, and Frank Seifart. 2010. Aspectos morfosintácticos del ocaina: entre rasgos genéticos (familia Witoto) e influencias areales. Mundo Amazónico 1: 215-241.
  • Gasché, Jürg, and Frank Seifart. 2010. Proposal for a shared classificatory tree for DoBeS language documentations and other socio-cultural databases. Folia Amazónica 19, no. 1-2: 95-108.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2009c. Pronombres de forma. El uso anafórico de marcas de clases en miraña. Forma y Función 22: 67-94.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2008. On the representativeness of language documentations. In Language Documentation and Description 5: 60-76.
  • 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, no. 1: 130-140.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2007. The prehistory of nominal classification in Witotoan languages. International Journal of American Linguistics 73, no. 4: 411-445.
  • 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, no. 4: 381-387.
  • Grinevald, Colette, and Frank Seifart. 2004. Noun classes in African and Amazonian languages: Towards a comparison. Linguistic Typology 8, no. 2: 243-285.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2004a. Nominal classification in Miraña, a Witotoan language of Colombia. Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung 57, no. 2/3: 228-246.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2003. Marqueurs de classes généraux contre marqueures de classes spécifiques en miraña. Faits de Langues 21, no. 2: 121-132.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2000b. Motivaciones para la documentación de lenguas amenazadas. Forma y Función 13: 101-115.

Aufsätze in Konferenzbänden (4)

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2004b. 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.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2001. Nominal classification in Miraña. Santa Barbara Papers in Linguistics 11: 85-98.

Aufsätze in Sammelbänden (9 publiziert, 2 im Erscheinen)

  • Seifart, Frank. To appear in 2019. Contact-induced change. Accepted for publication in Language Contact. An International Handbook, eds. Jeroen Darquennes, Joe Salmons and Win Vendenbussche. Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science (HSK). Berlin, Boston: de Gruyter Mouton.
  • Berger, Marcus, and Frank Seifart. To appear in 2019. The Boran languages. Accepted for publication in Amazonian Languages, An International Handbook, eds. Patience Epps and Lev Michael. Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton.
  • 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 and Harald Hammarström. 2017. Language Isolates of South America. Language Isolates, ed. Lyle Campbell, 260-286. Routledge Language Family Series. Oxon, New York: Routledge.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2015d. 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 and Bernard Comrie, 1481–1514. Comparative Handbooks of Linguistics 1.2. Berlin, München, Boston: de Gruyter Mouton.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2015e. 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. 2014. Does structural-typological similarity affect borrowability? A quantitative study on affix borrowing. In Quantifying Language Dynamics: On the Cutting Edge of Areal and Phylogenetic Linguistics, eds. Søren Wichmann and Jeff Good, 205–226. Leiden: Brill. [Reprint of Seifart, Frank. 2015b. Does structural-typological similarity affect borrowability? A quantitative study on affix borrowing. Language Dynamics and Change 5, no. 1: 92-113]
  • Seifart, Frank. 2012c. 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.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2011b. Competing motivations for documenting endangered languages. In Documenting Endangered Languages. Achievements and Perspectives, eds. Geoffrey Haig, Nicole Nau, Stefan Schnell and Claudia Wegener, 17-32. Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 240. Berlin, New York: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2009d. Multidimensional typology and Miraña class markers. In New Challenges in Typology. Transcending the Borders and Refining the Distinctions, eds. Patience Epps and Alexandre Arkhipov, 365-385. Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 217. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • 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.

Rezension (1)

  • Seifart, Frank. 2009e. Review of A Grammar of Hup, by Patience Epps. Anthropological Linguistics 51, no. 2: 176-179.

Manuskripte

  • Juan Alvaro Echeverri, and Frank Seifart. 2018+. Proto Witoto-Ocaina-Nonuya and its relation to Proto Bora-Muinane: A re-evaluation of the Witotoan family. Invited resubmission.
  • Seifart, Frank, Sara Mitschke and Hans-Jörg Bibiko. 2018+. Dressing and undressing events cross-linguistically. Invited resubmission.

Beiträge zu Databanken (4)

  • Seifart, Frank. 2013b. Bora Valency Patterns. In Valency Patterns Leipzig, eds. 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.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2011c. Annotated bibliography focusing on South American languages (1695 entries). Contribution to Hammarström, Harald, Robert Forkel, Martin Haspelmath and Sebastian Nordhoff. 2014. Glottolog 2.3. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. glottolog.org/langdoc/langdocinformation

Publikationen für die breite Öffentlichkeit (3)

  • Seifart, Frank. 2013c. Gesänge aus einer anderen Zeit. Spektrum der Wissenschaft 2013 (6), Supplement Bedrohte Sprachen, 12-13. www.spektrum-cp.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Bedrohte-Sprachen.pdf
  • Seifart, Frank. 2000c. 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.

Publikationen für Sprechergemeinschaften (4)

  • Seifart, Frank (ed.). 2009. Bora and Resígaro audiovisual materials. A collection of 55 DVDs with bilingual subtitles (Spanish and Bora/Resígaro) and 52 audio CDs. Regensburg, Nijmegen: Regensburg University and The Language Archive.
  • 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. 2000d. 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.

Andere kleine Publikationen (4)

  • Seifart, Frank. 2009f. Introducción a la gramática del bora. In Seifart et al. (eds.).
  • Seifart, Frank. 2009g. Ortografía y algunos rasgos gramaticales del resígaro. In Seifart et al. (eds.).
  • 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, and Patricio von Hildebrandt. 2009. Localización, historia y entorno ecológico de la Gente del Centro. In Seifart et al. (eds.).