Presentations

Presentations at international meetings and overseas guest lectures (invited presentations marked by *; keynotes/plenaries at larger conferences marked by **)

TO BE PRESENTED

*206. Wichmann, Søren: “TBA”. Trees and What to do with Them: Phylogenetics and Other Statistical Approaches to Linguistic Diversity, Tübingen, March 23-24, 2018.

*205. Wichmann, Søren: “New short words and compounds in English: probabilities matter”. Workshop at DGfS on probabilistic methods in linguistics, Stuttgart, March 7-9, 2018.

PRESENTED

*204. Wichmann, Søren: “Discussion”. Session: Towards a Classic Mayan Sociolinguistics, Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Dec. 2, 2017.

**203. Wichmann, Søren: “Subordination and the statistics of implicational hierarchies”. Conference on Typology and Grammar for Young Scholars, St. Petersburg, Nov. 23-25, 2017.

*202. Wichmann, Søren: “Introducción as los métodos del “Automated Similarity Judgment Project”. Guest lecture, Escuela Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City, Oct. 12, 2017.

**201. Wichmann, Søren: “Pruebas lingüísticas nuevas para la configuración histórica del ch’olano oriental”. III Encuentro Internacional de Gramatología, Oct. 9-13, 2017.

**200. “Language migration rates: illustrating uses of the ASJP database”. The Belt and Road Forum on Language Resources, Beijing, July 15-16, 2017.

**199. Wichmann, Søren and Vladimir Bochkarev: “Survival of the fittest? On new lexical roots in English”. Sound Symbolism and Crossmodal Correspondences, Paris, May 4-5, 2017.

198. Wichmann, Søren and Vladimir Bochkarev: “Beyond the Swadesh list: Dynamics of the English lexicon over two centuries”. Phylogenetic Methods in Historical Linguistics, Tübingen, March 27-31, 2017.

197. Barbieri, Chiara, Damian Blasi, Robert Forkel, Harald Hammarström, Søren Wichmann, Kentaro Shimizu, Balthasar Bickel, Simon Greenhill, and Russell Gray. 2016. The coevolution of languages and genes: tracking down matches and mismatches. Poster presentation, 6th International Conference of the Series “DNA Polymorphisms in Human Populations”, Paris 7-9 Dec. 2016.

*196. Wichmann, Søren: “What can we learn from the literature on language competition?” Europe and America: Multiple Faces of Contact, Warsaw, Nov. 18-19, 2016.

*195. Wichmann, Søren with Nicolas Brucato: “Female floaters rule the landscape: using linguistic and genetic data to uncover language shift situations”. Workshop on languages and genes, Zürich, Oct. 13-14, 2016.

*194. Wichmann, Søren: “Sounds, words, trees, and people: Four lectures on quantitative historical linguistics”. Guest lectures, Nankai University (China), July 11-14, 2016.

*193. Wichmann, Søren: “Are some languages more important than others?” Twinning workshop, Warsaw, May 23-24, 2016.

*192. Wichmann, Søren: “Checking methods for making inferences about linguistic prehistory through computer simulations”. University of Groningen, March 3, 2016.

*191. Wichmann, Søren: “Properties of a migration model using populated places”. University of Tübingen, Jan. 18, 2016.

*190. Brucato, Nicolas and Søren Wichmann: “Correlating languages and genes”. Inaugural Symposium: Words, Bones, Genes, Tools, Tübingen, Nov. 29-30, 2015.

*189. Wichmann, Søren: “Computer simulations for testing phylogeographic algorithms and other purposes”. University of Tübingen, Nov. 23, 2015.

188. Wichmann, Søren: “Testing phylogenetic algorithms using a general-purpose computer simulation”. Capturing Phylogenetic Algorithms for Linguistics, Leiden, Oct. 26-30, 2015.

187. Schillaci, Michael, Craig Kopris, Søren Wichmann, and Genevieve Dewar: “The use of linguistic data in the study of Northern Iroquoian prehistory”. Circles of Interaction: The Wendat and Their Neighbours in the Time of Champlain. A joint symposium of the Ontario Archaeological Society and the Eastern States Archaeological Federation, Midland, Ontario, Oct. 16-18, 2015.

186. Wichmann, Søren: “Harrington was right: Zuni is Hokan”. Societas Linguistica Europaea 48th Annual Meeting, Leiden, Sept. 2-5, 2015.

185. Holman, Eric W. and Søren Wichmann: “New evidence from linguistic phylogenetics supports phyletic gradualism”. New Developments in the Quantitative Study of Languages, Helsinki, August 28-29, 2015.

*184. Wichmann, Søren: “Language migration: empirical data and modelling”. Conference on Diffusive Spread in Nature, Technology and Society, Dresden, 23-26 Aug. 2015.

183. Nicolas Brucato, Kate Bellamy, Rita Eloranta, Søren Wichmann, and Willem Adelaar. 2015. Native American gene flow between Mesoamerica and the Andes. Ninth ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics, Bol, Croatia, June 22-26, 2015.

182. Wichmann, Søren: “Worldwide patterns of language migration”. Diversity Linguistics: Retrospect and Prospect, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, May 1-3, 2015.

181. Bickel, Balthasar, Jan Strunk, Swintha Danielsen, Iren Hartmann, Brigitte Pakendorf, Søren Wichmann, Alena Witzlack-Makarevich, Taras Zakharko, and Frank Seifart: “Noun-to-verb ratio and word order”. Diversity Linguistics: Retrospect and Prospect, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, May 1-3, 2015.

*180. Wichmann, Søren: “The new interface of the ASJP wordwide lexical database (http://asjp.clld.org/)”. LanCLiD 2, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, April 30, 2015.

179. Schillaci, Michael and Søren Wichmann: “The use of linguistic data in bioarchaeological research: an example from the American Southwest”. 84th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology, St. Louis, March 25-28, 2015.

178. Evandro Cunha and Søren Wichmann: “Generalizations regarding 200 years of lexical evolution of English”. WiP talk, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Jan. 27, 2015.

177. Wichmann, Søren: “Tlapanec-Mangue”. Conference on “State of the Art of Mesoamerican Linguistics”, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Dec. 6-7, 2014.

176. Nicolas Brucato and Søren Wichmann: “Pairing gene-specific and language-specific evidence for population contacts–towards a typology”. Workshop “Grammatical hybridization and social conditions”, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Oct. 17-18, 2014.

*175. Wichmann, Søren: “When uninvited guests crash your database party: ASJP and economics”. RefLex Conference, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Oct. 7-9, 2014.

174. Wichmann, Søren, Simon Greenhill, and Russell Gray: “Bayes meets Levenshtein: a comparative performance study of character- and distance-based methods in linguistic phylogenetics”. Workshop “Language diversity and history: new interdisciplinary perspectives”, Societas Linguistica Europaea 47th Annual Meeting, Poznán, Sept. 11-14, 2014.

173. Seifart, Frank, Jan Strunk, Balthasar Bickel, Swintha Danielsen, Brigitte Pakendorf, Søren Wichmann, and Alena Witzlack-Makarevich: “Noun to verb ratio and word order”. Societas Linguistica Europaea 47th Annual Meeting, Poznán, Sept. 11-14, 2014.

172. Wichmann, Søren: “Statistical observations on implicational hierarchies”. Work in progress series, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, July 14, 2014.

171. Seifart, Frank, Jan Strunk, Balthasar Bickel, Swintha Danielsen, Brigitte Pakendorf, Søren Wichmann, and Alena Witzlack-Makarevich: “Noun to verb ratio and word order”. 8th Days of Swiss Linguistics, University of Zürich, June 19-21, 2014.

*170. Wichmann, Søren: “Universals versus historical contingencies in lexical evolution”. Guest lecture, Radboud University, Nijmegen, May 28, 2014.

169. Blasi, Damian, Morten Christiansen, Søren Wichmann, Harald Hammarström, and Peter Stadler: “Sound symbolism and the origins of language”. EVOLANG 10 (10th International Conference on the Evolution of Language), Vienna, April 14-17, 2014.

*168. Wichmann, Søren: “Linguistic evidence for population movements radiating from southern China from 4000 BP onwards”. Dispersion of People, Crops, and Language: Focusing on Millets in Asia, Institute of Statistical Mathematics Mathematics, Tokyo, March 20-21, 2014.

*167. Wichmann, Søren: “Inflectional verb classes in Azoyú Tlapanec”. Inflectional morphology and verb classes in Oto-Manguean, University of Surrey, March 14, 2014.

*166. Wichmann, Søren, Simon Greenhill, and Russell Gray: “Bayes meets Levenshtein: a comparative performance study of character- and distance-based methods in linguistic phylogenetics”. Workshop on Historical and Empirical Evolutionary Linguistics, Tübingen, Febr. 15-16, 2014.

165. Frank Seifart, Jan Strunk, Balthasar Bickel, Brigitte Pakendorf, Alena Witzlack-Makarevich, Swintha Danielsen, Taras Zakharko, and Søren Wichmann: “Noun-to-verb ratio and speech rate”. XIII Vserossijskaja konferencija TEL’2014, Kazan, Febr. 6-9, 2014.

*164. Wichmann, Søren: “Worldwide patterns of language migration”. Time and space in linguistics: interdisciplinary computational approaches, Aarhus University, Jan. 15-16, 2014.

*163. Wichmann, Søren: “Worldwide patterns of language migration”. Guest lecture, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Dec. 26, 2013.

*162. Wichmann, Søren: “Vínculos de parentesco y de interacción entre lenguas alrededor del Golfo de México”. II Coloquio Internacional, La investigación antropológica e histórica en Tabasco, Nov. 25-29, 2013.

*161. Wichmann, Søren: “The quantitative turn in linguistics”. Lecture to the Société de Linguistique de Paris, École Normale Supêrieure, Nov. 16, 2013.

*160. Wichmann, Søren: “The automated classification of the world’s languages: can it go deeper?”. Guest lecture at Dynamique du Language, Lyon, Nov. 15, 2013.

**159. Brown, Cecil H, Wichmann, Søren, and David Beck: “Más allá del totozoqueano: relaciones filogenéticas entre dos familias mesoamericanas y su vinculación con la lengua chitimacha del sureste norteamericano”. IV Coloquio Internacional de Lingüística Mauricio Swadesh “Debates en torno a la Lingüística Histórica Indomexicana”, Mexico City, Oct. 16-18, 2013.

**158. Wichmann, Søren, Eric W. Holman, and Johann-Mattis List: “The automated classification of the world’s languages: can it go deeper?”. QITL-5, the 5th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics, Leuven, Sept. 14, 2013. http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/QITL5/QITL5-proceedings.pdf.

157. Adelaar, Willem and Søren Wichmann: “Introduction”. Language diversity and prehistory, Workshop following Association for Linguistic Typology, 10th Biennial Conference (ALT 10), Leipzig, August 19, 2013

156. Wichmann, Søren, Dan Dediu, Michael J. Dunn, Harald Hammarström, Gerhard Jäger, Damian Blasi, Taras Zakharko, and Balthasar Bickel: “Simulating language, family, and feature evolution: a review of the state of the art ”. Association for Linguistic Typology 10th Biennial Conference (ALT 10), Leipzig, August 15-18, 2013.

155. Bickel, Balthasar, Jan Strunk, Frank Seifart, Brigitte Pakendorf, Alena Witzlack-Makarevich, Swintha Danielsen, Søren Wichmann, and Taras Zakharko. 2013. “Noun to verb ratio and speech rate. Noun to verb ratio and grammar”. An international workshop. Leipzig, August 12-13, 2013.

154. Seifart, Frank, Jan Strunk, Balthasar Bickel, Brigitte Pakendorf, Alena Witzlack-Makarevich, Swintha Danielsen, Taras Zakharko, and Søren Wichmann. 2013. “Noun to verb ratio and speech rate. The relative frequencies of nouns, pronouns, and verbs in discourse”. An international workshop. Leipzig, August 12-13, 2013.

153. Pache, Matthias and Søren Wichmann: “Diffusion of words for ‘dog’ as a diagnostic of language contact zones in the Americas”. The 21st International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Oslo, August 5-9, 2013.

*152. Wichmann, Søren: “A volcanological view on human linguistic and demographic prehistory”. Patterns of Macro- and Micro-Diversity in the Languages of Europe and the Middle East. Computational Issues in Studying Language Diversity: Storage, Analysis and Inference, Groningen, July 18-20, 2013. Abstracts: https://www.let.rug.nl/nerbonne/conferences/Programmaboekje-Groningen-Diversity-2013.pdf

**151. Wichmann, Søren: “Evidencia lingüística de interacción alrededor del Golfo en tiempos prehispánicos”. IX Congreso Internacional de Mayistas, Campeche, June 23-29, 2013.

150. Wichmann, Søren and Rebecca Grollemund: “Tracking the Bantu language migrations in time and space”. Workshop “New interdisciplinary perspectives on Bantu expansion”, 5th International Conference on Bantu Languages, Paris, June 12-15, 2013.

149. Brown, Cecil H., Søren Wichmann, and David Beck. “Colonists from Mesoamerica brought maize agriculture to the U.S. Southeast in prehistoric times”. The 36th Annual Meeting of the Society of Ethnobiology, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, May 15-18, 2013.

*148. Wichmann, Søren: “Probabilistic approaches to long-range comparison: methodology and results”. Comparative-Historical Linguistics of the XXIst Century: Issues and Perspectives, Moscow, RSUH, March 20-22, 2013. Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzY_3jDWgQE (3:12:48-3:50:30).

147. Haspelmath, Martin, Iren Hartmann, Andrej Malchukov, and Søren Wichmann: “Argument alternations: a large-scale comparative study”. Workshop on “Perspectives on Argument Alternations”, 35th Annual Conference of the German Linguistics Society (DGfS), Potsdam, March 15, 2013.

*146. Wichmann, Søren: “Who’s to blame for the black sheep? A study of reticulation and classification performance of distance-based language trees at the level of individual taxa”. An international symposium “Let’s talk about trees”, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Febr. 9-10, 2013.

145. Wichmann, Søren: “Volcanoes and linguistic diversity”. Work-in-progress series, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Febr. 5, 2013.

144. Brown, Cecil H., Søren Wichmann, and David Beck: “Ancient connections between Mesoamerica and the U.S. Southeast: Chitimacha-Totozoquean relatedness and Atakapa-Huastec lexical exchanges”. SSILA Winter Meeting, Boston, Jan. 3-6, 2013.

*143. Wichmann, Søren: “Stability of typological features”. LSA-satellite conference for contributors to Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics, Boston, Jan. 5-6, 2013.

*142. Wichmann, Søren: “A general-purpose computer simulation of language family evolution”. Simulating linguistic diachrony, Zürich, Nov. 5-6, 2012.

*141. Wichmann, Søren: “Automated language comparison: from historical to computational linguistics”. CLT workshop. Gothenburg, Oct. 10-12, 2012.

140. Holman, Eric, Søren Wichmann, and Robert Walker: “Causes and consequences of linguistic phylogenetic reticulation”. Societas Linguistica Europaea 45th Annual Meeting, Stockholm, Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2012.

139. Wichmann, Søren: “World-wide prehistoric language migration rates”. Societas Linguistica Europaea 45th Annual Meeting, Stockholm, Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2012.

**138. Wichmann, Søren: “A typological study of verbal semantic constraints on syntactic alternations”. Workshop on valency alternations and argument realization in Japanese, NINJAL, Tokyo, Aug. 4-5, 2012.

*137. Wichmann, Søren: “Why some family trees are more treelike than others: measuring and interpreting linguistic phylogenetic reticulation”. Guest lecture, Dept. of Linguistics, Stockholm University, May 3, 2012.

**136. Wichmann, Søren: “Crónica de una lengua no anunciada: Mixe ulterior, una nueva variante del mixe de Oaxaca”. Coloquio Antonio de los Reyes (V Coloquio sobre Lenguas Otomangues y sus Vecinas), Oaxaca, April 20-22, 2012.

135. Brown, Cecil, Eike Luedeling, Søren Wichmann, and Pattie Epps: “The paleobiolinguistics of domesticated squash (Cucurbita spp.)”. Society of Ethnobiology 35th Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA, April 11-14, 2012.

*134. Wichmann, Søren: “Loanwords within stable vocabulary from Russian, Chinese, Arabic, and Romance into the languages of the world”. Sprachliche Imperien im Vergleich / Language Empires in Comparative Perspective. Bremen, March 3-6, 2012.

133. Wichmann, Søren: “Prehistory of the Papuan realm: the ASJP evidence”. History, Contact and Classification of Papuan Languages. VU University Amsterdam, Febr. 2-3, 2012.

*132. Wichmann, Søren: “Quantitative detection of contact-induced phylogenetic reticulation”. Meeting between linguists from Bremen and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Dec. 15, 2011.

**131. Wichmann, Søren: “The rise and fall of numeral classifiers in Mesoamerica and beyond”. 16th European Maya Conference, Dec. 9-10, 2011.

*130. Hammarström, Harald, Søren Wichmann, and Frank Seifart: “Language isolates in South America”. Encuentro Internacional sobre la Lingüística Histórica de las Lenguas Indígenas de América del Sur, Brasilia, Oct. 24-27, 2011.

*129. Wichmann, Søren and Eric W. Holman: “Languages with longer words have more lexical change”. Workshop on comparing approaches to measuring linguistic differences, Gothenburg, Oct. 24-25, 2011.

*128. Haspelmath, Martin and Søren Wichmann: “Computational resources for comparative linguistics developed at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig”. Societas Linguistica Europaea, 44th Annual Meeting, Logroño, Sept. 8-11, 2011.

127. Hartmann, Iren, Martin Haspelmath and Søren Wichmann: “Introduction”. Workshop on The argument/adjunct distinction cross-linguistically, Societas Linguistica Europaea, 44th Annual Meeting, Logroño, Sept. 8-11, 2011.

126. Wichmann, Søren: “A comparison of two lexicostatistical approaches: cognacy scores vs. the Levenshtein distance”. 20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Osaka, July 25-30, 2011.

125. Kurniati, Santi, Yessy Prima Putri, Søren Wichmann and David Gil: “Tapan: An Exploration in Malayic Subgrouping”. ISMIL 15, Universitas Islam Negri Malang, June 24-26, 2011.

*124. Wichmann, Søren: “Semantic patterns underlying syntactic alternations cross-linguistically”. Conference on Valency Classes in the World’s Languages. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, April 14-17, 2011.

*123. Hartmann, Iren, Martin Haspelmath, Andrej Malchukov, Søren Wichmann, and Bernard Comrie: “Semantic role complexes and role granularity: a quantitative micro-role-based approach”. Workshop on role complexes: (New) approaches to defining semantic roles, University of Zürich, April 4-5, 2011.

*122. Wichmann, Søren: “Inferring patterns of language migration from lexical data”. Guest lecture, Max-Planck-Institut für Physik Komplexer Systeme (Dresden), April 8, 2011.

*121. Wichmann, Søren: “Aufstieg und Untergang von Numeralklassifikatoren”. Guest lecture, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Febr. 21, 2011.

*120. Wichmann, Søren: “Wie automatisierte Sprachvergleiche neue Erkenntnisse über Lautentsprechungen liefern können”. Guest lecture, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Febr. 5, 2011.

*119. Wichmann, Søren: “What linguistic data can tell us about prehistorical migration patterns”. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Institute Seminar, Nov. 26, 2010,.

118. Brown, Cecil H., David Beck, Grzegorz Kondrak, James K. Watters, Søren Wichmann: “Linking proto-Totonacan and proto-Mixe-Zoquean”. XI Encuentro Internacional de Lingüística en el Noroeste. Hermosillo, Nov. 17-20, 2010.

*117. Wichmann, Søren: “Las lenguas de México – ¿de dónde vienen y dónde van?”. Guest lecture, University of Antwerpen, Nov. 18, 2010,.

*116. Wichmann, Søren: “Why study loanwords systematically”. Workshop on loanword typology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Nov. 5-6, 2010.

*115. Wichmann, Søren: “Nyt lys over forhistoriske migrationer via sprogsammenligning”. Lingvistkredsen i København, Oct. 5, 2010.

*114. Wichmann, Søren: “Patterns of migration from early prehistory to the present” The First Conference on ASJP and Language Prehistory (ALP-I), Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Sept. 17-19, 2010.

*113. Serva, Maurizio, Eric W. Holman, Filippo Petroni, Søren Wichmann, and Dima Volchenkov: The phylogeny of Malagasy dialects; Cognitive Modeling i Linguistics, Dubrovnik, Sept. 7-14, 2010.

*112. Wichmann, Søren and Eric W. Holman: “Borrowability of basic vocabulary.” Modelling Language Contact: Linguistic Data and Interdisciplinary Models”, 43rd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLA), Vilnius, Sept. 2-5, 2010.

111. Jansen, Maarten, Søren Wichmann, Caroline Aretz and Araceli Rojas Martínez Gracida: “Keeping the Days. Time and Identity in Middle America.” Congress of the European Archaeologist Association, The Hague, Sept. 1-5, 2010.

*110. Wichmann, Søren: “Computational cluster analyses of data from the valency project: a preview ”. Workshop on valency classes. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, August 21, 2010.

*109. Wichmann, Søren: “Recent studies of loan verbs: insights and research desiderata.” Linguistic Borrowing into Coptic. Inaugural conference of the DDGLC project, Leipzig, April 26-28, 2010.

108. Kottenhagen, Nina, Søren Wichmann and Mark Stoneking: “Correlating linguistics and genetic data”. Poster presentation, LOT Summer School, June 21, 2010.

*107. Wichmann, Søren: “Languages, dialects, population dynamics, and rates of language change.” Populations and Language Change. Organized by Lacito – CNRS, Paris, March 26, 2010.

*106. Wichmann, Søren: “Languages, dialects, population dynamics, and rates of language change.” Work-in-Progress series, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Febr. 2, 2010.

105. Brown, Cecil, David Beck, Grzegorz Kondrak, James Watters, and Søren Wichmann:  “Linking Proto-Totonacan and proto-Mixe-Zoquean.” The SSILA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, Jan. 7-10, 2010.

*104. Wichmann, Søren, Matthias Urban, Eric W. Holman, Hagen Jung & The ASJP Consortium: “A quantitative method for diagnosing accelerated rates of lexical change/creolization” (APiCS Conference, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, 5-9 November 2009).

*103. Wichmann, Søren: “Glottochronology of the world’s language families based on edit distances.” Tutorial on Glotto- and Grammachronology, XIth International conference on “Cognitive Modelling in Linguistics” (CML-2009, Constance, Sept. 11, 2009)

102. Wichmann, Søren, Dik Bakker, Oleg Belyaev, Cecil Brown, Pamela Brown, Dimitry Egorov, Anthony Grant, Eric Holman, Hagen Jung, Robert Mailhammer, André Müller, Viveka Velupillai & Kofi Yapko: Toward a classification of the world’s languages based on edit distances (XIXth International Conference on Historical Linguistics. Radboud University Nijmegen, Centre for Language Studies/Language in Time and Space, Aug. 10-15, 2009)

101. Dik Bakker, Cecil Brown, Pamela Brown, Dmitry Egorov, Anthony Grant, Eric Holman, Hagen Jung, Robert Mailhammer, André Müller, Viveka Velupillai, and Søren Wichmann: “Adding typology to lexicostatistics: a combined approach to language classification” (ALT 8th Biennial Meeting University of California, Berkeley, July 23-26, 2009)

*100. Wichmann, Søren, Paulo Murilo Castro de Oliveira & The ASJP Consortium: “Elbow effects: a universal feature of language taxonomies”. (Start-up-Meeting of the study group “Classification and Evolution in Biology, Linguistics and History of Science”, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, June 11-12, 2009)

*99. Heijnen, Ilona & Søren Wichmann: “Izcatqui –‘here it is’. The colonial astrological Nahuatl manuscript in the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam”. Archaeological and Linguistic (Focus on the Americas: Advanced Research Meeting, Leiden University, May 18-19, 2009).

98. Wichmann, Søren: “Numeral classifiers in Mesomerica” (The Diachrony of Classification Systems, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, March 12-13, 2009)

*97. Wichmann, Søren, Hans-Jörg Bibiko, and The ASJP Consortium: “The homelands of the world’s language families: a question of water resources and territoriality” Work-in-progress series, MPI/EVA, Leipzig, Febr. 24, 2009)

96. Wichmann, Søren and The ASJP Consortium: “State of the art of the ASJP project” (The Swadesh Centenary Conference, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Jan. 17-18, 2009).

*95. Wichmann, Søren: “Die diachronische Dynamik typologischer Merkmale” (Guest lecture, Universität Zürich, Dec. 9, 2008)

*94. Wichmann, Søren: “The diachronic behavior of typological features” (Guest lecture, Universität Bern, Nov. 5, 2008)

*93. Wichmann, Søren and Eric W. Holman: “Population size and rates of language change” (Presented at the conference Demographic Processes and Cultural Change, AHRC Centre for the Evolution of Cultural Diversity, University College London, Sept. 2-6, 2008).

92. Heijnen, Ilona and Søren Wichmann: “An 18th century Nahuatl manuscript on European calendrics and astrology “ (Presented at XV Congreso Internacional de AHILA, Asociación de Historiadores Latinoamericanistas Europeos, Leiden University, August 26-29, 2008)

91. Grant, Anthony P., Viveka Velupillai, Søren Wichmann, Eric W. Holman, et al.: “A lexicostatistical perspective on creoles and pidgins” (Poster presented at the Seventeenth Biannual Conference of The Society for Caribbean Linguistics in conjunction with the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, Cayenne, French Guiana, July 28-31, 2008).

90. Wichmann, Søren, Eric W. Holman, Cecil H. Brown, André Müller, Viveka Velupillai, Anthony P. Grant, Dik Bakker, Pamela Brown, Dmitry Egorov, Oleg Belyaev and Hagen Jung: “Glottochronology from Levenshtein distances” (Work-in-progress series, MPI/EVA, Leipzig, July 1, 2008)

89. Holman, Eric W., Søren Wichmann, Cecil H. Brown, Viveka Velupillai, André Müller, and Dik Bakker. 2008. “Advances in automated language classification” (Presented at the 3rd Workshop on “Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics” (QITL-3), University of Helsinki, June 2-4, 2008)

88. Wichmann, Søren, Dik Bakker, Cecil H. Brown, Pamela Brown, Dmitry Egorov, Anthony Grant, Eric W. Holman, Hagen Jung, Robert Mailhammer, André Müller, and Viveka Velupillai: “Glottochronology from Levenshtein distances“. (Presented during the session “Studying global language dynamics through large typological and lexical databases” at the conference Cognitive and Functional Perspectives on Dynamic Tendencies in Languages, University of Tartu, Estonia, May 29-June 1, 2008)

*87. Wichmann, Søren: “A universal law of language taxonomics” (Meeting between members of MPI for Psycholinguistics and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, May 9, 2008)

*86. Wichmann, Søren: “Calendars in competition” (Workshop on multilingualism, Oslo University, Dec. 11, 2007)

**85. Wichmann, Søren, Dik Bakker, Cecil H. Brown, Pamela Brown, Eric W. Holman, Hagen Jung, Robert Mailhammer, André Müller, Viveka Velupillai: “Automated lexicostatistics: results and prospects“ (Computational and Cognitive Linguistics, Kazan State University, Dec. 6-8, 2007)

84. Wichmann, Søren: “Ditransitives in Tlapanec” (Conference on Ditransitive Constructions, MPI/EVA, Leipzig, November 23-25, 2007).

*83. Wichmann, Søren: “Explorations in automated lexicostatistics” (Work-in-progress series, MPI/EVA, Leipzig, September 11, 2007).

*82. Wichmann, Søren: “Writing with an accent: towards a sociolinguistic explanation for differences in phonological transparency among different writing systems” (Seminar on writing systems, Oslo University, May 30, 2007)

*81. Wichmann, Søren: “Experiencer constructions in Tlapanec” (Workshop on grammar and processing of verbal arguments, University of Leipzig, April 20-21, 2007)

*80. Wichmann, Søren and Eric W. Holman: “Assessing relative rates of change for typological features” (Work-in-progress series, MPI/EVA, Leipzig, Jan 16, 2007)

*79. Wichmann, Søren: “Classifiers in Classic Ch’olan language and script” (Meeting of COST-A31, Berlin, November 17, 2006)

*78. Wichmann, Søren: “Comparing Macro-Altaic and Native American languages” (Meeting on Altaic and Native American languages, Seoul, October 28, 2006)

*77. Wichmann, Søren: “An overview of Mesoamerican numeral classifier systems” (Meeting of COST-A31, Landskrona, Sweden, September 22-24, 2006)

*76. Wichmann, Søren: “How computer simulations may help linguists: recent progress and prospects for more” (Meeting on Language and physics, Warsaw, September 11-15, 2006)

*75. Wichmann, Søren: “Are similarities among languages of the Americas due to diffusion or inheritance? An exploration of the WALS evidence” (Genes and Languages, University of California Santa Barbara, September 8-10, 2006).

*74.  Brown, Cecil H., with Eric W. Holman & Søren Wichmann: “Diffusion of strucural traits of language: analysis of WALS data” (Meeting of loanword typology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, August 13-14, 2006)

*73. Wichmann, Søren: “Q’eqchi’” (Meeting of loanword typology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, August 13-14, 2006)

72. Wichmann, Søren: “Relaciones genealógicas exteriores de las lenguas mixe-zoques” (Session on Mixe-Zoquean, 52th International Congress of Americanists, July 17-21, 2006).

71. Wichmann, Søren: “Linguistic diversity and typological diffusion in the Americas” (Session on “”Perfiles tipológicos” y contacto entre lenguas”, 52th International Congress of Americanists, July 17-21, 2006).

*70. Wichmann, Søren: “The world’s linguistic diversity: observations and simulations” (Talk in the Friday afternoon series of the The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, May 19, 2006).

*69. Wichmann, Søren: “Linguistic evidence concerning the peopling of the Americas” (Guest lecture, University of Bonn, May 8, 2006).

*68. Wichmann, Søren: “Loanwords in Q‘eqchi‘: a progress report” (Loanword Typology Workshop, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, April 29-May 1, 2006)

67. Wichmann, Søren: “A cross-linguistically rare case system in Tlapanec” (Rara & Rarissima: Collecting and interpreting unusual characteristics of human languages, Leipzig, March 29-April 1, 2006).

66. Wichmann, Søren: “Pre-neolithic linguistics” (Session “Aktuelle Fragen der Areallinguistik / Current Issues in Areal Typology”, 28th annual meeting of the DGfS, University of Bielefeld, February 22-24, 2006).

*65. Wichmann, Søren: “Un panorama de las lenguas indígenas de México” (University of Groningen, Nov. 11, 2005).

64. Martin, Gary, Stuart R. Harrop, and Søren Wichmann: “Community Ethnofloras: promoting ethnolinguistic and biological diversity in Oaxaca, Mexico” (First Diversitas Open Science Conference, Oaxaca, Nov. 9-12, 2005).

*63. Wichmann, Søren: “How to quickly make masses of raw audio data less raw: an assembly line approach to fieldwork” (Linguistic Theory and Raw Sound, Marston Hill Intercultural Center for Quality of Life, Mullsjö, Sweden, August 25-28, 2005).

62.  Wichmann, Søren, Arpiar Saunders, and David Kamholz: “Using typological data for establishing genealogies: the case of the Americas” (17th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Madison, July 31-Aug. 5, 2005).

61. Wichmann, Søren: “Event-orientation in grammar” (The Typology of Stative-Active Languages, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, May 20-22, 2005).

*60. Wichmann, Søren: “Posibles correlaciones lingüísticas y arqueológicas involucrando a los olmecas” (Mesa Redonda Olmeca: Balances y Perspectivas, Mexico City, March 10-12, 2005).

*59. Wichmann, Søren: “The linguistic identiy of the Copan inscriptions” (Symposium on Copan, Dept. of American Indian Languages and Cultures, University of Copenhagen, Dec. 14, 2004).

*58. Wichmann, Søren: “Loan verbs in a typological perspective” (Symposium on language contact arranged by The Linguistic Circle of Copenhagen, University of Copenhagen, Dec. 14, 2004).

57. Wichmann, Søren and Albert Davletshin: “Writing with an accent: phonology as a marker of ethnic identity” (9th European Maya Conference, Bonn, Dec. 9-12, 2004).

56. Wichmann, Søren: “Sandhi interno en la morfología verbal tlapaneca” (VIII Encuentro Internacional de Lingüística en el Noroeste, Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico, Nov. 17-19, 2004).

*55. Wichmann, Søren: “Valency-reduction in event-oriented languages” (Seminario de morfosíntaxis, Universidad de Sonora, Nov. 15-16, 2004)

*54. Lacadena, Alfonso and Søren Wichmann: “Longitud vocálica y glotalización en la escritura nahuatl.” (A symposium at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Oct., 2004).

53. Wichmann, Søren: “The reference-tracking system of Tlapanec in light of the local-global parameter” (Syntax of the World’s Languages, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, August 5-8, 2004).

52. Wichmann, Søren: “On the power-law distribution of language family sizes” (Workshop on phylogeny, MPI/MIS, Leipzig, May 24, 2004).

*51. Wichmann, Søren: “On the power-law distribution of language family sizes” (Work-in-progress series, MPI/EVA, Leipzig, May 11, 2004).

50. Wichmann, Søren: “Structural patterns of verb borrowing” (Workshop on loan word typology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, May 1-2, 2004).

49. Wichmann, Søren: “Tlapanec cases” (Conference of Otomanguean and other Oaxacan Languages, University of California at Berkeley, March 19-21, 2004).

*48. Wichmann, Søren: “Signatures of prehistory: explaining language family densities and widely diffused typological features” (Workshop on Prehistoric Chronology: Language, Genes and Migrations, Santa Fe Institute, March 1-5, 2004).

47. Wichmann, Søren: “Tlapanec as an active-stative language” (Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas 2003-04 Annual Meeting, Boston, Jan. 8-11, 2004).

**46. Wichmann, Søren: “A new look at linguistic interaction in the lowlands as a background for the study of Maya codices” (8th European Mayan Conference, Madrid, Nov. 29-30, 2003).

*45. Wichmann, Søren: “El equivalente de voz en lenguas activas, Primer Taller de Voz (Workshop on Voice Systems)” (Universidad de Sonora, Mexico, Nov. 21-22, 2003).

*44. Wichmann, Søren: “Advances in the correlation of language family distributions and prehistoric farming areas” (Talk addressed to the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Nov. 7, 2003).

43. Wichmann, Søren: “A sociolinguistic theory of the evolution of writing systems” (presented in the session “Diachroniy of Writing Systems” organized by me at the 15th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Copenhagen, August 11-15, 2003).

*42. Wichmann, Søren: “Loanwords in Mesoamerica: implications for a general typology of loanwords.” (Workshop on the typology of loan words, Department of Linguistics of the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, July 21-22, 2003).

41. Wichmann, Søren: “A summary of advances in Mayan comparative phonology” (17th International Congress of Linguists, Prague, July 24-29, 2003).

40. Wichmann, Søren: “From glyphs to glosses.” (presented in the session “Written history and geography in Central Mexico. Codices, lienzos, and mapas linked to the ground” organized by me at the Fifth World Archaeological Congress, Washington, June 21-26, 2003).

*39. Wichmann, Søren: “A typological portrait of Tlapanec.” (Work-in-progress series, MPI/EVA, Leipzig, June 10, 2003).

*38. Martin, Gary and Søren Wichmann: “Identifying Chinantec and Mixe ethnobotanical keystone species through comparative linguistics.” (Symposium on Ethnobotany 2003, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona, June 2 – 5, 2003).

*37. Wichmann, Søren: “A retrospective look at young Wichmann’s words of advice concerning fieldwork.” (Linguistic Fieldwork: Challenges and Experiences from Endangered Languages. Symposium at the University of Aarhus, March 28-29, 2003).

*36. Wichmann, Søren: “Some methodological reflections on the study of loanwords with particular reference to the Mayan languages.” (Dept. of Linguistics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, March 21, 2003).

35. Brown, Cecil H.  and Søren Wichmann: “Proto-Mayan syllable nuclei.” (Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas 2002-03 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, January 2-5, 2003).

34. Wichmann, Søren: “Cambios sintácticos involucrando construcciones verbales complejas en popoluca de Texistepec.” (VII Encuentro Internacional de Lingüística en el Noroeste in memoriam Kenneth L. Hale, Universidad de Sonora, Nov. 13-15 2002).

33. Wichmann, Søren: “Advances in the correlation of language families and prehistoric farming: A possible solution to Bellwood’s dilemma.” (Arcling II, The Second Conference on the Archaeology and Linguistics of Australia. National Museum of Australia and Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. Canberra, Oct. 1-4, 2002).

32. Wichmann, Søren: “Syntactic change involving complex verbal constructions in Texistepec Popoluca.” (Approaches to Historical Syntax, University of Joensuu Mekrijäärvi Research Station, September 19-22, 2002).

*31. Wichmann, Søren: “The correlation of language families and prehistoric farming.” (Guest lecture, Northern Illinois University, April 2, 2002.)

30. Wichmann, Søren: “Et redskab til korrelationen mellem sprogfamilier og forhistorisk landbrug” (Indoeuropæerne – sproget og forhistorien, Tværvidenskabeligt symposium ved Københavns Universitet, March 7-9, 2002).

*29. Wichmann, Søren: “Algunos comentarios sobre el propuesto origen mesoamericano de las lenguas yutoaztecos.” (XXVII Simposio de Historia y Antropología de Sonora, Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, Febr. 27-March 2, 2002).

*28. Wichmann, Søren: “La importancia de estudios etimológicos para la reconstrucción de la prehistoria: algunos ejemplos mesoamericanos.” (Guest lecture, Departamento de Historia y Antropología, Universidad de Sonora, Mexico, Febr. 15, 2002).

*27. Wichmann, Søren and Cecil H. Brown: “Contacto lingüístico dentro del área maya: los casos de ixhil, q’eqchi’ y chikomuselteko.” (Encuentro Pueblos y Fronteras, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, October 17-19, 2001).

*26. Wichmann, Søren: “Cacao y chocolate en la lingüística y prehistoria mesoamericana.” (Guest lecture, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios en Antropología Social, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, October 17, 2001.)

*25. Wichmann, Søren: “Contextualizing proto-languages, homelands, and distant genetic relationships: Some reflections on the comparative method from a Mesoamerican perspective.” (Examining the Farming/Language Dispersal Hypothesis, organized by Colin Renfrew and Peter Bellwood, McDonald Institute, Cambridge, England, August 24-27, 2001).

24. Wichmann, Søren: “The Genesis of the Spelling Rules of the Maya Script.” (The XVth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Melbourne, Australia, August 13-17, 2001).

23. Wichmann, Søren and Alfonso Lacadena: “Reglas de armonía dentro del dominio de la sufijación.” (5o Congreso Internacional de Mayistas, Xalapa, Mexico, July 22-28, 2001).

22. Wichmann, Søren: “The names of some major Classic Maya gods.” (5th European Maya Conference, Bonn, Dec. 9-10, 2000).

*21. Lacadena, Alfonso and Søren Wichmann: “The dynamics of language in the Western Lowland Maya Region.” (The 2000 Chacmool Conference. Calgary. Nov. 9-11, 2000).

20. Wichmann, Søren: “The grammar of the half-period glyph.” (International Conference of Americanists, Warszawa, August, 2000).

19. Wichmann, Søren and Alfonso Lacadena: “More evidence for the distribution of Ch’olan dialects in the Classic Period.” (The 4th European Maya Conference, København, October 9-13, 1999).

**18. Lacadena, Alfonso and Søren Wichmann: “La distribución de las lenguas mayas de Tierras Bajas durante el periodo Clásico.” (III Mesa Redonda de Palenque, June 27 – July 4, 1999).

17. Nielsen, Jesper and Søren Wichmann: “America’s first comics? Techniques, contents, and functions of sequential text-image pairing in the Classic Maya period (ca. 250-00 A.D.).” (Comics and Culture, Københavns Universitet, September 24-26, 1998).

16. Wichmann, Søren: “El concepto de camino entre los mayas a partir de las fuentes epigráficas, iconográficas y etnográficas.” (IV Congreso Internacional de Mayistas, La Antigua, Guatemala, August 8, 1998).

15. Lacadena, Alfonso and Søren Wichmann: “La distribución de las lenguas escritas mayas durante el período Clásico: una aproximación.” (Primer Congreso Regional de Investigadores en Ciencias Sociales, Mérida, Yucatán, México, June 24-26, 1998).

14. Wichmann, Søren and Alfonso Lacadena: “The languages of the Mayan inscriptions. Part one: Cholan.” (Unafest, University of Copenhagen, May 1998).

*13. Wichmann, Søren: “Cacao y chocolate en la prehistoria lingüística y arqueológica de Mesoamérica.” (Guest lecture, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios en Antropología Social, Jalapa, Veracruz, July 1997).

12. Dakin, Karen and Søren Wichmann: “Cacao y chocolate – una perspectiva yutoazteca” (Coloquio commemorativo IV centenario del Arte Mexicana de Antonio del Rincón, Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City, Dec. 7-8, 1995).

*11. Wichmann, Søren: “Current research in Texistepec Popoluca grammar” (NAIL meeting, University of California at Santa Barbara, fall 1995).

*10. Wichmann, Søren: “Switch-reference in Tlapanec” (Colloquium lecture, Linguistics Dept. University of California at Santa Barbara, fall 1995).

*9. Wichmann, Søren: “A conservative view of diffusion involving Mixe-Zoquean languages” (World Archaeological Congress, 3, New Delhi, Dec. 1994).

*8. Wichmann, Søren: “The story of derivational morphology and auxiliaries in Texistepec Popoluca” (International symposium on synchronic and diachronic aspects of grammaticalization, Sophienberg Slot, Rungsted, Denmark, Oct. 9-12, 1994).

7. Wichmann, Søren: “Topic switch-reference in Azoyú Tlapanec and the local-global parameter” (6th International Conference on Functional Grammar, York, August 1994).

6. Wichmann, Søren: “Mixe-Zoquean linguistics: A status report” (The 13th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Mexico City, July 29-Aug. 5, 1993).

5. Wichmann, Søren: “Tlapanecan palimpsets” (The International Hokan-Penutian Conference, summer 1993).

*4. Wichmann, Søren: “La fonología del popoluca de Texistepec” (Guest lecture, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Febr. 26, 1993)

3. Wichmann, Søren: “A Functional Grammar-based theory of discourse” (1st International Rasmus Rask Colloquium, Odense Universitet, Nov. 5, 1992).

*2. Wichmann, Søren: “Azoyú Tlapanec spatial deixis” (Max Planck Institut für Psycholinguistik, Nijmegen, Holland, Dec. 1991).

1. Wichmann, Søren: “Mixe-Zoquean diachronic morphology” (47th International Congress of Americanists, New Orleans, July 8, 1991).

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