Publications and presentations


  • Seifart, Frank. Submitted. Re-usability of fieldwork data. Chapter submitted by invitation to Linguistic Fieldwork and Language Documentation, A Course Book on Foundational and Advanced Skills, ed. by Firmin Ahoua, Dafydd Gibbon & Stavros Skopeteas.
  • Seifart, Frank. Forthcoming. Combining Documentary Linguistics and Corpus Phonetics to advance Corpus-Based Typology. In Geoffrey Haig, Stefan Schnell & Nils Norman Schiborr (eds.), Advances in corpus-based typology: State of the art (Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication). Manoa: University of Hawai‘i Press.


  • Stave, Matthew, Ludger Paschen, François Pellegrino & Frank Seifart. 2021. Optimization of morpheme length: a cross-linguistic assessment of Zipf’s and Menzerath’s laws. Linguistics Vanguard 7(s3).
  • Easterday, Shelece, Matthew Stave, Marc Allassonnière-Tang & Frank Seifart. 2021. Syllable Complexity and Morphological Synthesis: A Well-Motivated Positive Complexity Correlation Across Subdomains. Frontiers in Psychology. Frontiers 12. 583.
  • Seifart, Frank, Jan Strunk, Swintha Danielsen, Iren Hartmann, Brigitte Pakendorf, Søren Wichmann, Alena Witzlack-Makarevich, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann & Balthasar Bickel. 2021. The extent and degree of utterance-final word lengthening in spontaneous speech from 10 languages. Linguistics Vanguard 7(1).
  • Strunk, Jan, Frank Seifart, Swintha Danielsen, Iren Hartmann, Brigitte Pakendorf, Søren Wichmann, Alena Witzlack-Makarevich & Balthasar Bickel. 2020. Determinants of phonetic word duration in ten language documentation corpora: Word frequency, complexity, position, and part of speech. Language Documentation & Conservation 14. 423–461.
  • Paschen, Ludger, François Delafontaine, Christoph Draxler, Susanne Fuchs, Matthew Stave & Frank Seifart (2020). Building a Time-Aligned Cross-Linguistic Reference Corpus from LanguageDocumentation Data (DoReCo). Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2020), 2657–2666.


  • Seifart, Frank. 2021. DoReCo – building a cross-linguistic database of spoken language. Paper presented at “LinG colloquium”, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 25 November
  • Paschen, Ludger. 2021. Finale Dehnung – ein universales Phänomen? Einblicke aus 25 Sprachen. Paper presented at the “Phonokolloquium” at Goethe-Uni Frankfurt, 24 November
  • Ludger Paschen, Susanne Fuchs & Frank Seifart. 2021. Differences between male and female speakers in the production of /s/: A cross-linguistic study. Paper to be presented at 17. P&P, Frankfurt (virtually), 29.-30. September 2021
  • Stave, Matthew, Kilu von Prince & Frank Seifart. 2021. A usage-based approach to morphological typology. Paper presented at the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE) 2021. Workshop 14: Integrating sociolinguistics and typological perspectives on language variation, 30 August – 3 September 2021, online.
  • Paschen, Ludger, Susanne Fuchs & Frank Seifart. 2021. Final and pre-final lengthening in 13 languages. Paper presented at the 43. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS 2021). AG 10 Prosodic boundary phenomena, Freiburg.
  • Paschen, Ludger, Susanne Fuchs & Frank Seifart. 2020. Phonological vowel length interacts with final lengthening. Poster presented at the ISSP2020 – 12th International Seminar on Speech Production, 14 – 18 December 2020, Providence.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2020. Corpus-based cross-linguistic research on the temporal dynamics of speech. Keynote lecture presented at the workshop “Corpus-based typology: Spoken language from a cross-linguistic perspective” at the 42nd Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS), Hamburg, 4-6 March, 2020.
  • Stave, Matthew. 2020. Documentation Reference Corpus. Paper presented at “Language Documentation and Revitalization”, University of Oregon, Eugene, USA, 15 January 2020.
  • Paschen, Ludger, Matthew Stave, Frank Seifart & Manfred Krifka. 2019. Cross-linguistic variation in phonetic compression and lengthening. Poster presented at “Linguistics Society of America”, New Orleans, USA, 2-5 January 2020.
  • Paschen, Ludger, Matthew Stave, Manfred Krifka, François Pellegrino, Susanne Fuchs & Frank Seifart. 2019. Cross-linguistic variation in local and global speech rate. Poster presented at “Rate and Rhythm in speech Recognition (R3)”, MPI for Psycholinguistics Nijmegen, 13 December 2019.
  • Delafontaine, François , Matthew Stave, Frank Seifart & Ludger Paschen. 2019. A bioinformatics solution to inter-rater agreement for forced time-alignment of data from underresourced languages. Poster presented at “Linguistique informatique, formelle et de terrain (LIFT) 2019”, Orléans, France, 29 November 2019.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2019. DoReCo vision and workflows. Paper presented at “DoReCo kick-off workshop”, ZAS, Berlin, 16 September, 2019.
  • Stave, Matthew. 2019. Information rate and other non-phonetic analyses. Paper presented at “DoReCo kick-off workshop”, ZAS, Berlin, 16 September 2019.
  • Seifart, Frank, François Pellegrino, Matthew Stave & Alexis Michaud. 2019. DoReCo. Paper presented at “Open LIFT Meeting”, Paris-Diderot, France, 4 June 2019.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2019. Sprechpausen und die Entstehung von Affixen: Evidenzen aus Sprachdokumentationskorpora zu zehn Sprachen und aus typologischen Datenbanken. Paper prestented at “Vielfaltslinguistik III”, Universität zu Köln, 28 March 2019.
  • Seifart, Frank. 2019. DoReCo: Ein Projekt zur Erstellung von Referenzkorpora aus Dokumentationen 50 kleiner Sprachen. Paper prestented at “Qualitätsstandards und Interdisziplinarität in der Kuration audiovisueller (Sprach-)Daten, Digital Humanities: multimedial und multimodal – 6. Jahrestagung des Verbands „Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum (DHd)”, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, 26 March 2019.