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Talks from 2017

  • List, J.-M. (2017): Storing our knowledge of linguistic diversity: Towards the standardization of cross-linguistic data formats. Paper, presented at the conference "Human Document Project 2017" (2017/08/02-04, Freiburg, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies).

    cross-linguistic data formatslinguistic diversitydocumentationSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. and N. Hill (2017): Computer-assisted approaches to linguistic reconstruction. A case study from the Burmish languages. Paper, presented at the workshop "Regularity of Sound Change" (2017/07/20-21, Cologne, Universität zu Köln).

    automatic linguistic reconstructionBurmish languagescomputer-assisted language comparisonSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2017): Annotation and Analysis of Cross-Linguistic Lexical Data in Historical Linguistics. Toward the Establishment of Standards and Best Practices. Paper, presented at the workshop "Linguistic Annotation and Philology Workshop" (2017/07/06-07, Leipzig, University Leipzig).

    cross-linguistic data-formatsannotationwordlistsSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2017): CLICS 2.0. Towards an Improved Handling of Cross-Linguistic Colexification Patterns. Talk, held at the "Le Diasema Lecture Series" (2017/07/03, Liège, Department of Classical and Oriental Studies).

    colexificationlexical typologynetwork approachesSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2017): Network approaches to Old Chinese reconstruction. Paper, presented at the conference "30th Paris Meeting on East Asian Languages" (2017/06/29-07/06, Paris, Centres des recherches linguistiques sur l’Asie Orientale).

    network approachesOld Chinese reconstructionChinese historical phonologyDEMOSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2017): Sequence comparison with LingPy. A computer-assisted approach. lecture "Quantitative Methods Spring School" (2017/05/08-14, Jena).

    LingPysequence comparisoncomputer-assisted language comparisonCODEPDFURL

  • List, J.-M. (2017): Perception and production of poetry. An evolutionary perspective on the poetic function of language. Paper, presented at the workshop "Mini-Workshop on Poetry" (2017/04/20, Jena).

    poetryrhyme networkscross-linguistic perspectiveURL

  • List, J.-M. (2017): Sino-Tibetan lexicostatistic database. An interactive system for transparent etymological analysis. Paper, presented at the workshop "Mini-Workshop on Sino-Tibetan Languages" (2017/04/10, Zürich, University of Zürich).

    Sino-Tibetanannotationetymology

  • Kaiping, G. and J.-M. List (2017): Better models with Saussure: Simulating lexical evolution with semantic shifts. Talk, held at the "Phylogenetic methods in historical linguistics" (2017/03/27-30, Tübingen, Eberhard-Karls-Universität).

    simulation studylexical changesemantic changeCODESLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2017): Setevoj podchod k analizu drevnekitajskich rifm [Network approches to the analysis of Old Chinese rhymes]. Talk, held at the "XII tradicionnye čtenija pamjati S. A. Starostina" (2017/03/23-24, Moscow, Russian State University for the Humanities).

    computer-assisted approachhistorical linguisticscomparative methodSLIDESURLVIDEO

  • List, J.-M. (2017): Computer-assisted language comparison. Reconciling classical and computational approaches to historical linguistics. Talk, held at the "Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies" (2017/03/21, Moscow, Russian State University for the Humanities).

    computer-assisted approachhistorical linguisticsmethodologyURL

  • List, J.-M. (2017): Network approaches to the reconstruction of Old Chinese phonology. Talk, held at the "Center for Chinese Linguistics" (2017/03/07, Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology).

    Chinese linguisticsrhyme analysisnetwork approachSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2017): Increasing the comparability of linguistic data. Talk, held at the "Division of Linguistic and Multilingual Studies" (2017/02/24, Singapore, Nanyang Technological University).

    annotationdata comparabilitycross-linguistic dataABSTRACTSLIDESURL

  • Talks from 2016

  • List, J.-M. (2016): Handling word formation in historical-comparative linguistics. Annotation and analysis. Paper, presented at the workshop "Workshop on Kiranti Languages" (2016/12/01-02, Paris, Centre des Recherches Linguistiques sur l’Asie Orientale).

    annotationword formationKiranti languagesSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2016): Auf dem Weg zu einer computer-gestützten historischen Sprachforschung [On the way to a computer-assisted approach in historical linguistics]. Talk, held at the "Linguistic Colloqium [Linguistisches Kolloquium]" (2016/11/09, Jena, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität).

    computational comparative linguisticshistorical-comparative linguisticsoverviewSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2016): Historical relations between words and their implication for phylogenetic reconstruction. Talk, held at the "School Of Oriental and African Studies" (2016/10/13, London, University of London).

    ancestral state reconstructionpartial cognacylanguage historySLIDESURLVIDEO

  • List, J.-M. (2016): EDICTOR: A Web-Based Interactive Tool for Creating, Inspecting, Editing, and Publishing Etymological Datasets. Talk, held at the "School Of Oriental and African Studies" (2016/10/10, London, University of London).

    tutorialcomputational comparative linguisticssoftwareURL

  • Hill, N. and J.-M. List (2016): Challenges of representing and analyzing etymological data of South-East Asian languages. Talk, held at the "46th Poznań Linguistic Meeting" (2016/09/15-17, Poznań, Adam Mickiewicz University).

    Burmish languagespartial cognacysound correspondencesSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M., P. Lopez, and E. Bapteste (2016): Using sequence similarity networks to identify partial cognates in multilingual wordlists. Paper, presented at the conference "Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics" (2016/08/07-12, Berlin, Association of Computational Linguistics).

    cognate detectionpartial cognacynetwork approachSLIDESURLVIDEO

  • List, J.-M. (2016): Vowel purity and rhyme evidence in Old Chinese reconstruction. Talk, held at the "29th Meeting on East Asian Linguistics" (2016/07/24, Paris, Centre des Recherches Linguistiques sur l’Asie Orientale).

    rhymingnetworkOld ChineseSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2016): Non-tree-like processes in language evolution. Talk, held at the "EVOLUNET Summer School on Networks" (2016/07/04-08, Roscoff, UPMC).

    phylogenetic networksnetwork approachlanguage historyPDFSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2016): Analogies, transfer, and adaptation. Interdisciplinary research on evolutionary dynamics in biology and linguistics. Talk, held at the "Centre de Recherche" (2016/05/09, Paris, Musée de l’Homme).

    analogyevolutionary biologyhistorical-comparative linguisticsSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2016): CLICS 2016. Chances and challenges. Paper, presented at the workshop "Lexical Semantic Networks and Language Change" (2016/03/17-18, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Institute).

    colexificationconcept networkspolysemyURL

  • List, J.-M. (2016): Modeling language change for the purpose of phylogenetic reconstruction. Talk, held at the "Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage" (2016/02/02, Lyon, Université Lumière Lyon 2).

    phylogenetic reconstructionTukano languagesChinese dialectologyABSTRACTSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2016): Computer-assisted language comparison. Ideas, tools, applications. Talk, held at the "EVOLAMEP Project" (2016/01/20, Tübingen, Eberhard-Karls University).

    web applicationcomputational comparative linguisticshistorical-comparative linguisticsSLIDESURL

  • Talks from 2015

  • List, J.-M. (2015): Using network models to analyze Old Chinese rhyme data. Talk, held at the workshop "Recent Advances in Old Chinese Historical Phonology" (2015/11/05-06, London, School of Oriental and African Studies).

    Old Chineserhyme analysisnetwork approachCODESLIDESURLVIDEO

  • Jäger, G. and J.-M. List (2015): Factoring lexical and phonetic phylogenetic characters from word lists. Paper, presented at the conference "6th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics" (2015/11/04-06, Tübingen, Eberhard-Karls University).

    phonetic alignmentcognate detectionASJP dataCODEURL

  • Jäger, G. and J.-M. List (2015): Investing the potential of ancestral state reconstruction algorithms in historical linguistics. Paper, presented at the workshop "Capturing Phylogenetic Algorithms for Linguistics" (2015/10/26-30, Leiden).

    ancestral state reconstructionlexicostatisticssemantic reconstructionURL

  • Maurits, L., S. Greenhill, and J.-M. List (2015): Automatic cognate detection. Evaluation, benchmarks, and probabilities. Paper, presented at the workshop "3rd Workshop Towards a Global Language Phylogeny" (2015/10/21-23, Jena, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History).

    cognate detectiongold standardSLIDESURL

  • Chacon, T. and J.-M. List (2015): A sound-change-based phylogeny of the Tukanoan language family. Using ordered multistate models for phylogenetic reconstruction. Paper, presented at the workshop "3rd Workshop Towards a Global Language Phylogeny" (2015/10/21-23, Jena, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History).

    sound changeancestral state reconstructionphylogenetic reconstructionSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. and T. Chacon (2015): Towards a cross-linguistic database for historical phonology? A proposal for a machine-readable modeling of phonetic context. Paper, presented at the workshop "Historical Phonology and Phonological Theory [organized as part of the 48th annual meeting of the SLE]" (2015/09/04, Leiden, Societas Linguistica Europaea).

    sequence modelinghistorical-comparative linguisticssound changeSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2015): Datasets and software tools for computer-assisted language comparison. Paper, presented at the workshop "Databases in Historical Linguistics" (2015/08/20/21, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Institute).

    gold standardcomputational comparative linguisticshistorical-comparative linguisticsSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2015): The future of the comparative method. Paper, presented at the conference "Integrating inferences about our past - New findings and current issues in the peopling of the Pacific and SouthEast Asia" (2015/06/22/23, Jena, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History).

    comparative methodcomparative-historical linguisticscomputational comparative linguisticsSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2015): Similarities and differences between evolutionary processes in linguistics and biology. Talk, held at the "Séminaire du LBBE" (2015/05/27, Lyon, Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Évolutive).

    analogyevolutionary biologycomparative-historical linguisticsABSTRACTSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2015): Automatic identification of historically related words. Talk, held at the workshop "Strings and Structures -- Codes of Sense and Function" (2015/05/20-21, Cologne, University of Cologne).

    phonetic alignmentcognate detectionABSTRACTSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M., M. Cysouw, and R. Forkel (2015): Concepticon: A resource for the linking of concept lists. Talk, held at the workshop "Language Comparison with Linguistic Databases" (2015/04/30, Leipzig, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology).

    concept listSwadesh listlinked dataSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2015): Handling phonological and etymological relations in computer-based and computer-assisted frameworks. Theoretical aspects. Talk, held at the workshop "Towards a Global Language Phylogeny" (2015/02/23-26, Waiheke Island, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History).

    cognacyphonetic alignmentsequence modelingSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2015): Computer-assisted language comparison and its application to Chinese dialectology. Talk, held at the "Séminaire du CRLAO" (2015/02/04, Paris, Centre des recherches linguistiques sur l’Asie Orientale).

    computational comparative linguisticshistorical comparative linguisticsChinese dialectologySLIDESURL

  • Talks from 2014

  • List, J.-M. (2014): Computer-assisted language comparison. Bridging the gap between traditional and quantitative approaches. Talk, held at the "CLT seminar" (2014/10/09, Gothenburg, Centre for Language Technology).

    computational comparative linguisticshistorical-comparative linguisticsSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2014): Benchmark databases in historical linguistics. Talk, held at the workshop "Language Comparison with Linguistic Databases" (2014/10/07-09, Nijmegen, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics).

    phonetic alignmentgold standardcognate detectionSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. and T. Mayer (2014): Visualizing genetic language relations in geographic space. Talk, held at the conference "Advances in Visual Methods for Linguistics (AVML)" (2014/09/24-26, Tübingen).

    semantic changecolexificationweb applicationCODESLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2014): Beyond cognacy: Current chances and future challenges of automatic cognate detection in historical linguistics. Talk, held at the workshop "Towards a Global Language Phylogeny" (2014/09/17-19, Jena, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History).

    cognate detectionphonetic alignmentSLIDESURL

  • Mayer, T., J.-M. List, A. Terhalle, and M. Urban (2014): An interactive visualization of cross-linguistic colexification patterns. Paper, presented at the workshop "Visualization as added value in the development, use and evaluation of Linguistic Resources (VisLR)" (2014/05/31, Reykjavik).

    polysemyconcept networkscolexificationSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2014): The LingPy library for quantitative historical linguistics. Talk, held at the "Workshop on historical and empirical evolutionary linguistics (WHEEL)" (2014/02/15-16, Tübingen).

    LingPycognate detectionphonetic alignmentCODEDRAFTSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2014): Of words, waves, and webs. Using bioinformatics to study the lateral component of language evolution. Talk, held at the "Bioinformatics Seminar" (2014/01/31, Kiel).

    analogiesphylogenetic networkswave theorySLIDESURL

  • Talks from 2013

  • List, J.-M. (2013): Network approaches reveal the complexity of Chinese dialect history. Paper, presented at the conference "The 8th Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics" (2013/09/26-28, Paris).

    phylogenetic networksChinese dialectologySLIDESURL

  • Wichmann, S., E. Holman, and J.-M. List (2013): The automated classification of the world’s languages: can it go deeper?. Talk, held at the conference "5th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL-5)" (2013/09/12-14, Leuven).

    ASJPminimal lateral networksgenetic classificationABSTRACT

  • List, J.-M. (2013): Improving phylogeny-based network approaches to investigate the history of the Chinese dialects. Paper, presented at the conference "LFK Society Young Scholars Symposium" (2013/08/11-13, Seattle).

    sequence comparisonphonetic alignmentsequence modelingDRAFTSUPPLEMENT

  • List, J.-M. (2013): Investigating the impact of sample size on cognate detection. Paper, presented at the conference "Comparative-Historical Linguistics Of the XXIst Century: Issues and Perspectives" (2013/03/20-22, Moscow).

    cognate detectionsample sizeDRAFTSLIDESURL

  • Talks from 2012

  • List, J.-M., S. Nelson-Sathi, and T. Dagan (2012): Modelling Chinese dialect evolution. Paper, presented at the workshop "Beyond Phylogeny: Quantitative diachronic explanations of language diversity" (2012/08/29-09/08, Stockholm, Socieatas Linguistica Europaea).

    Chinese dialectologyphylogenetic networksSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. and A. Terhalle (2012): Reconstructing concept networks on the basis of cross-linguistic polysemy. Paper, presented at the conference "Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition, and Science (CTF’12)" (2012/08/22-24, Düsseldorf, Heinrich Heine University).

    concept networkspolysemycolexification

  • List, J.-M. (2012): Improving phonetic alignment by handling secondary sequence structures. Paper, presented at the workshop "Computational approaches to the study of dialectal and typological variation (organized as part of the ESSLLI 2012)" (2012/08/06-10, Opole).

    phonetic alignmentsequence modelingSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2012): LexStat. Automatic detection of cognates in multilingual wordlists. "LINGVIS \& UNCLH 2012" (2012/04/23-24, Avignon).

    cognate detectionphonetic alignmentSLIDESURL

  • Talks from 2011

  • List, J.-M., D. Schulzek, and A. Terhalle (2011): Interaction of writing, speaking, and meaning. A frame-based approach to Chinese character formation. Paper, presented at the conference "Sensory-motor concepts in language and cognition (SMCLC 2011)" (2011/12/01-03, Düsseldorf).

    Chinese writing systemcharacter formationABSTRACT

  • List, J.-M. (2011): Multiple sequence alignments in historical linguistics. Paper, presented at the conference "Console XIX" (2011/01/05-08, Groningen, Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe).

    phonetic alignmenthistorical linguisticsHANDOUTSLIDESURL

  • Talks from 2010

  • Geisler, H. and J.-M. List (2010): Do roots really grow trees?. Quantitative root-based approaches in historical linguistics. Paper, presented at the conference "43rd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea" (2010/09/02-05, Vilnius, Societas Linguistica Europaea).

    history of linguisticsfamily treeStammbaumHANDOUTSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2010): Phonetic alignment based on sound classes. A new method for sequence comparison in historical linguistics. Paper, presented at the conference "15th Student Session of the European Summer School for Logic, Language and Information" (2010/08/09-20, Copenhagen).

    phonetic alignmentsound classesHANDOUTSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2010): Where are the trees?. The treatment of conflicting signals in the history of language classification. Paper, presented at the workshop "Theories of Evolution in the Science of Man -- Applying a network approach to the interdisciplinary transfer of ideas" (2010/07/02-03, Ulm, University Ulm).

    history of sciencefamily treewave theoryHANDOUTSLIDESURL

  • List, J.-M. (2010): Distanz- und Alignmentanalysen in der historischen Linguistik Distance and alignment analyses in historical linguistics. Paper, presented at the workshop "Modellierung von Lautwandelprozessen" (2010/01/22, Düsseldorf, Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf).

    phonetic alignmentSLIDESURL

  • Talks from 2009

  • Geisler, H. and J.-M. List (2009): Schöne Bäume auf schwankendem Grund. Zum Datenproblem in der Lexicostatistik [Beautiful trees on unstable ground. Notes on the data problem in lexicostatistics]. Paper, presented at the conference "Arbeitstagung der Indogermanischen Gesellschaft 2009: Die Ausbreitung des Indogermanischen. Thesen aus Sprachwissenschaft, Archäologie und Genetik" (2009/09/24-26, Würzburg, Universität Würzburg).

    lexicostatisticsphylogenetic reconstructionDRAFTHANDOUTSLIDESURL

  • Talks from 2008

  • List, J.-M. (2008): Sprachkompetenz im Chinesischen und Deutschen. Paper, presented at the conference "XV. Tagung des Fachverbands Chinesisch e.V.: Chinesisch -- eine Herausforderung für den Fremdsprachenunterricht" (2008/09/25-27, Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin).

    Chineselanguage variation