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Quantitative Historical Linguistics

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Publications


2014

Mayer, Thomas; List, Johann-Mattis; Terhalle, Anselm; and Urban, Matthias (2014): "An Interactive Visualization of Cross-Linguistic Colexification Patterns". In: Visualization as added value in the development, use and evaluation of Linguistic Resources (VisLR). Workshop organized as part of the International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC, May 31st, Reykjavik, Iceland).

List, Johann-Mattis and Jelena Prokić. (2014). A benchmark database of phonetic alignments in historical linguistics and dialectology. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), 26 May - 31 May 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Moran, Steven and Damian Blasi (2014). Cross-linguistic comparison of complexity measures in phonological systems. In Frederick J. Newmeyer and Laurel Preston (eds), Measuring Grammatical Complexity.

Hellmann, Sebastian, Steven Moran, Martin Brümmer and John McCrae (eds) (2014). Multilingual Linked Open Data (MLOD) 2012 Data Post Proceedings. Special Issue of the Semantic Web Journal.

Moran, Steven (2014). Review of: Wichmann, Søren & Anthony P. Grant (eds.). 2012. Quantitative approaches to linguistic diversity: commemorating the centenary of the birth of Morris Swadesh. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins [Benjamins Current Topics 46]. x+182 pp. (ISBN 78 90 272 0265 9) in Studies in Language 38(1).

Moran, Steven and Michael Cysouw (2014). Typology with Graphs and Matrices. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), May 26-31, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Goldman, Jean-Philippe, Adrian Leemann, Marie-José Kolly, Ingrid Hove, Ibrahim Almajai, Volker Dellwo and Steven Moran (2014). A Crowdsourcing Smartphone Application for Swiss German: Putting language documentation in the hands of the users. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), May 26-31, Reykjavik, Iceland.

List, J.-M. (2014). Investigating the impact of sample size on cognate detection. Journal of Language Relationship 11.191-101. [link]

List, J.-M.; Nelson-Sathi, S.; Geisler, H.; and Martin, W. (2014). Networks of lexical borrowing and lateral gene transfer in language and genome evolution. BioEssays 36.2. 141-150 (published online before print on December 27, 2013). [link]

2013

Cysouw, Michael & Jeff Good (2013). Languoid, Doculect, Glossonym: formalizing the notion ‘language’. Language Documentation & Conservation 7. 331-360. open access online publication [link]

Dediu, Dan & Michael Cysouw (2013). Some Structural Aspects of Language are More Stable than Others: A Comparison of Seven Methods. PLoS One 8(1). e55009. open access online publication [link]

Cysouw, Michael  (2013). A history of Iroquoian gender marking. In Balthasar Bickel, Lenore A. Grenoble, David A. Peterson & Alan Timberlake (eds.), Language Typology and Historical Contingency, 283-298. Amsterdam: Benjamins. [link]

Cysouw, Michael & Bernard Comrie (2013). Some observations on typological features of hunter-gatherer languages. In Balthasar Bickel, Lenore A. Grenoble, David A. Peterson & Alan Timberlake (eds.), Language Typology and Historical Contingency, 383-394. Amsterdam: Benjamins. [link]

Dediu, Dan, Michael Cysouw, Stephen C. Levinson, Andrea Baronchelli, Morten H. Christiansen, William Croft, Nicholas Evans, Simon Garrod, Russel D. Gray, Anne Kandler & Elena Lieven (2013). Cultural Evolution of Language. In Peter J. Richerson & Morten H. Christiansen (eds.) Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion, 304-332. Cambridge, Mass, MIT Press. [link]

Geisler, H.; and List, J.-M. (2013). Do languages grow on trees? The tree metaphor in the history of linguistics. In: Fangerau, H.; Geisler, H.; Halling, T. and Martin, W. (eds.): Classification and evolution in biology, linguistics and the history of science. Concepts – methods – visualization. Stuttgart: Steiner. 111–124. [pdf]

Lopez, P.; List, J.-M.; and Bapteste; E. (2013). A preliminary case for exploratory networks in biology and linguistics: the phonetic network of Chinese words as a case-study. In: Fangerau, H.; Geisler, H.; Halling, T. and Martin, W (eds.): Classification and evolution in biology, linguistics and the history of science. Concepts – methods – visualization. Stuttgart: Steiner. 181–196. [pdf]

Nelson-Sathi, S.; Popa, O.; List, J.-M.; Geisler, H.; Martin, W. F.; and Dagan, T. (2013). Reconstructing the lateral component of language history and genome evolution using network approaches. In: Fangerau, H.; Geisler, H.; Halling, T. and Martin, W. (eds.): Classification and evolution in biology, linguistics and the history of science. Concepts – methods – visualization. Stuttgart: Steiner. 163–180. [pdf]

Jelena Prokić and John Nerbonne (2013). Analyzing dialects biologically. In Fangerau, H.; Geisler, H.; Halling, T. and Martin, W. (eds.): Classification and Evolution in Biology, Linguistics and the History of Science. Concepts, Methods, Visualization. Stuttgart: Steiner Verlag, pages 147-161. [pdf]

Prokić, Jelena and Michael Cysouw (2013). Combining regular sound correspondences and geographic spread. Language Dynamics and Change 3.2. Special issue, "Phylogeny and Beyond: Quantitative Diachronic Approaches to Language Diversity", edited by Michael Dunn. [link]

Cysouw, Michael (2013). Disentangling geography from genealogy. In Peter Auer, Martin Hilpert, Anja Stukenbrock, & Benedikt Szmrecsanyi (eds.) Space in language and linguistics: geographical, interactional, and cognitive perspectives. Berlin: De Gruyter, pages 21-37. [link]

Cysouw, Michael (2013). Predicting language-learning difficulty. In Lars Borin and Anju Saxena (eds.) Approaches to Measuring Linguistic Differences. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter, pages 57–82. [link]

Prokić, Jelena and Steven Moran (2013). Black box approaches to genealogical classification and their shortcomings. In Lars Borin and Anju Saxena (eds.) Approaches to Measuring Linguistic Differences. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter, pages 437–457. [link]

Moran, Steven and Jelena Prokić (2013). Investigating the relatedness of the endangered Dogon languages. Literary and Linguistic Computing. doi: 10.1093/llc/fqt061. [link]

List, Johann-Mattis & Steven Moran (2013): An Open Source Toolkit for Quantitative Historical Linguistics. In: Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: System Demonstrations, August 4-9, Sofia, Bulgaria. 13-18. [link]

List, Johann-Mattis, Anselm Terhalle & Matthias Urban (2013): Using Network Approaches to Enhance the Analysis of Cross-Linguistic Polysemies. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2013) - Short Papers, March 20-22, Potsdam, Germany. 347-353. [link]

Chiarcos, Christian, Steven Moran, Pablo N. Mendes, Sebastian Nordhoff, Richard Littauer (2013). Building a Linked Open Data Cloud of Linguistic Resources: Motivations and Developments. In Iryna Gurevych and Jungi Kim (eds), The People's Web Meets NLP: Collaboratively Constructed Language Resources. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. pg, 315-348.

Moran, Steven and Martin Brümmer (2013). Lemon-aid: using Lemon to aid quantitative historical linguistic analysis. In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics (LDL-2013): Representing and linking lexicons, terminologies and other language data. Christian Chiarcos, Philipp Cimiano, Thierry Declerck and John P. McCrae (eds.). Association for Computational Linguistics. September, 23. Pisa, Italy.  [pdf]

Littauer, Richard, Boris Villazon-Terrazas and Steven Moran (2013). Linguistic Resources Enhanced with Geospatial Information. In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics (LDL-2013): Representing and linking lexicons, terminologies and other language data. Christian Chiarcos, Philipp Cimiano, Thierry Declerck and John P. McCrae (eds.). Association for Computational Linguistics. September, 23. Pisa, Italy. [pdf

2012

Bouda, Peter (2012). PyQt und PySide - GUI- und Anwendungsentwicklung mit Python und Qt. München: Open Source Press. [link]

Bouda, Peter & Michael Cysouw (2012). Treating Dictionaries as a Linked-Data Corpus. Linked Data in Linguistics, 1, 15–23. [link]

Chiarcos, C., Hellmann, S., Nordhoff, S., Moran, S., Littauer, R., Eckle-Kohler, J., … Meyer, C. M. (2012). The Open Linguistics Working Group. In Proceedings of Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC). Istanbul, Turkey (May 21-27). [link]

Comrie, Bernard & Michael Cysouw (2012). New Guinea through the Eyes of WALS. Language and Linguistics in Melanesia, 30, 65–95. [link]

Wälchli, Bernhard & Michael Cysouw (2012). Lexical typology through similarity semantics: Toward a semantic map of motion verbs. Linguistics, 50(3), 671–710. [link]

Cysouw, Michael (2012a). On the (im)possibility of partial argument coreference. Linguistics, 50(4), 765–782. [link]

Cysouw, Michael (2012b). Zettelwirtschaft im Zeitalter des Internet. Akademie Aktuell, 1(40), 56–57. [link]

Prokić, Jelena, Çagri Çöltekin & John Nerbonne (2012). Detecting Shibboleths. In Proceedings of the EACL 2012 Joint Workshop of LINGVIS & UNCLH (pp. 72–80). Avignon. France (April 23-24). [link]

Mayer, Thomas (2012). The Induction of Phonological Structure. PhD thesis, University of Konstanz.

Mayer, Thomas & Michael Cysouw (2012). Language comparison through sparse multilingual word alignment. In Proceedings of the EACL 2012 Joint Workshop of LINGVIS \& UNCLH (pp. 54–62). Avignon, France (April 23-24). [link]

Cysouw, Michael, Dan Dediu & Steven Moran (2012). Comment on “Phonemic Diversity Supports a Serial Founder Effect Model of Language Expansion from Africa”. Science, 335(6069), 657. [link]

Moran, Steven (2012). Using Linked Data to Create a Typological Knowledge Base. Linked Data in Linguistics, 3, 129–138. [link]

Moran, Steven, Daniel McCloy and Richard Wright (2012). Revisiting population size vs phoneme inventory size. Language, 88(4): 877–893.

Moran, Steven, Daniel McCloy and Richard Wright (2012). ‘Revisiting the population vs phoneme inventory correlation’. In Extended abstracts in eLanguage from LSA 2012.

Moran, Steven (2012). Phonetics Information Base and Lexicon. Ph.D. thesis, University of Washington.

2011

Cysouw, Michael (2011a). Understanding transition probabilities. Linguistic Typology, 15(2), 415–431. [link]

Cysouw, Michael (2011b). Very atypical agreement indeed. Theoretical Linguistics, 37(3-4), 153–160. [link]

Cysouw, Michael (2011c). Some more details about the definition of rarity. In H. Simon & W. Heike (Eds.), Expecting the Unexpected: Exceptions in Grammar (pp. 437–441). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. [link]

Cysouw, Michael (2011d). Quantitative explorations of the worldwide distribution of rare characteristics, or: the exceptionality of northwestern European languages. In H. Simon & W. Heike (Eds.), Expecting the Unexpected: Exceptions in Grammar (pp. 411–431). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. [link]

Steiner, Lydia, Peter F. Stadler & Michael Cysouw (2011). A Pipeline for Computational Historical Linguistics. Language Dynamics and Change, 1(1), 89–127. [link]

Moran, Steven (2011a). An ontology for accessing transcription systems. Language Resources and Evaluation, 45(3), 345–360. [link]

2010

Prokić, Jelena (2010). Families and Resemblances. PhD thesis, University of Groningen. [link]

Cysouw, Michael (2010a). The expression of person and number: a typologist’s perspective. Morphology, 21(2), 419–443. [link]

Cysouw, Michael (2010b). Dealing with diversity: Towards an explanation of NP-internal word order frequencies. Linguistic Typology, 14(2-3), 253–286. [link]

 
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