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Talks from 2018

  • List, J.-M. (2018): Computer-assisted language comparison: Theory and practice. Talk, held at the "Instituto de Lingüística" (2018/10/04, Buenos Aires, Universidad de Buenos Aires).

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  • Hill, N. and J.-M. List (2018): A new reconstruction of Proto-Burmish. Paper, presented at the conference "51th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics" (2018/09/25-28, Kyoto, Kyoto University).

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  • List, J.-M. (2018): Chances and Challenges of Computer-Assisted Approaches in the Humanities (from the Perspective of a Historical Linguist). Talk, held at the (2018/09/24, Buenos Aires, Universidad de Buenos Aires).

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  • List, J.-M. (2018): Computer-Assisted Approaches to Lexical Language Comparison. Paper, presented at the conference "Segundas Jornadas de Lingüística Computational Para Idiomas Amerindios" (2018/09/17-21, Lima).

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  • List, J.-M. (2018): Networks everywhere. Paper, presented at the workshop "Distinguishability in Phylogenetic Networks" (2018/08/13-17, Leiden, Lorentz Center).

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  • List, J.-M. (2018): Using networks to infer sound correspondence patterns across multiple languages. Paper, presented at the workshop "Distinguishability in Phylogenetic Networks" (2018/08/13-17, Leiden, Lorentz Center).

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  • Tresoldi, T., N. Schweikhard, M.-S. Wu, Y. Lai, and J.-M. List (2018): Computer-assisted Language Comparison. Reconciling classical and computational approaches in historical linguistics. Paper, presented at the workshop "Historische und vergleichende Linguistik in Jena" (2018/07/13, Jena, Max Planck Insititute for the Science of Human History).

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  • List, J.-M. (2018): CLICS 2.0: A computer-assisted framework for the investigation of lexical motivation patterns. Paper, presented at the workshop "Semantic maps: Where do we stand and where are we going?" (2018/06/26-28, Liège).

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  • List, J.-M. (2018): Automatic inference of sound correspondence patterns across multiple languages. Paper, presented at the conference "Trees and what to do with them" (2018/03/23-24, Tübingen, Eberhard-Karls-Universität).

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  • List, J.-M. (2018): Analogies, transfer, and adaptation. Interdisciplinary research on evolutionary dynamics in linguistics and biology. Talk, held at the "Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology" (2018/03/14, Würzburg, Julius-Maximilians-Universität).

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  • Lai, Y. and J.-M. List (2018): Investigating verb derivation patterns in Sino-Tibetan languages within a computer-assisted framework. Paper, presented at the workshop "Perspectives on low-resource language varieties" (2018/02/09, Saarbrücken).

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  • List, J.-M. (2018): Sprachen als Schlüssel zur Vergangenheit [Languages as keys to our past]. Talk, held at the "Salon Sophie Charlotte" (2018/01/20, Berlin).

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  • Talks from 2017

  • List, J.-M. (2017): Computer-assisted approaches in the humanities: Reconciling computational and classical research. Paper, presented at the workshop "Research questions in the humanities as challenges to computer science" (2017/12/06-07, Berlin, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science).

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  • Hill, N. and J.-M. List (2017): Data management in the reconstruction of Proto-Burmish. Paper, presented at the workshop "Data Management in Asian Humanities and Social Sciences" (2017/11/13/2017/11/14, London, School of African and Oriental Sciences).

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  • List, J.-M. (2017): Using networks to infer sound correspondence patterns across multiple languages. Talk, held at the "Symposium on Networks and Evolution" (2017/10/24, Paris, Université Pierre et Marie Curie).

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  • List, J.-M. (2017): Computer-Assisted Language Comparison. Talk, held at the "Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Tianjin" (2017/10/21, Tianjin, College of Chinese Language and Culture).

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  • Lai, Y. and J.-M. List (2017): The Sino-Tibetan language family. What we know, what we can know, and what we know we cannot know. Paper, presented at the workshop "Languages as Keys to Our Past, organized as part of the DOT 2017" (2017/09/21, Jena).

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  • List, J.-M. (2017): Languages as keys to our past. How classical and computational approaches to language comparison help us to shed light on the past of our languages. Paper, presented at the workshop "Languages as Keys to Our Past, organized as part of the DOT 2017" (2017/09/21, Jena).

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  • List, J.-M. (2017): Establishing a cross-linguistic database of phonetic notation systems. Paper, presented at the workshop "Phonological Represenation in the Quantitative Era of Comparative Linguistics, organized as part of PLM 2017" (2017/09/18, Poznan).

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  • Rama, T., J.-M. List, J. Wahle, and G. Jäger (2017): Is automatic cognate detection good enough for phylogenetic inference?. Paper, presented at the conference "Inaugural Cultural Evolution Society Conference" (2017/09/13-15, Jena, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

  • Jäger, G., J.-M. List, and P. Sofroniev (2017): Using support vector machines and state-of-the-art algorithms for phonetic alignment to identify cognates in multi-lingual wordlists. Paper, presented at the conference "EACL 2017" (2017/04/03-07, Valencia, Association for Computational Linguistics).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

  • 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).

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

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).