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Frederic Blum

Abteilung für Sprach- und Kulturevolution
Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

Telefon: +49 (0) 341 3550 269
E-Mail: frederic_blum@[>>> Please remove the text! <<<]eva.mpg.de

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About me

I am a PhD student at the group for "Computer-Assisted Language Comparison" and mainly study the history and diversity of South American Languages. My main research topic will be the history of the South American Pano-Takana language family and its relation with other language families of the area. Methodologically, I focus on Bayesian methodology to model phylolinguistic and typological patterns, and on combining the comparative method with these computational approaches.

Curriculum Vitae

since 2022Doctoral researcher at MPI-EVA
2019-2022Master of Arts in Linguistics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Master's thesis: "Initial lengthening of consonants in 25 typologically diverse languages"
2018-2018Exchange student (DAAD Scholarship) at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru
2015-2019Bachelor of Arts at Freie Universität Berlin in Language and Society (major) and Spanish Philology (minor)
Bachelor's thesis: "Syntactic nominalization in Quechua"

Publications & Presentations

Blum, F., Barrientos, C., Zariquiey, R., & List, J.-M. (2024). A comparative wordlist for investigating distant relations among languages in Lowland South America. Scientific Data, 11(1): 92.
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Blum, F., Barrientos, C., Ingunza, A., & Poirier, Z. (2023). A phylolinguistic classification of the Quechua language family. Indiana, 40(1).
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Özsoy, O., & Blum, F. (2023). Exploring individual variation in Turkish heritage speakers’ complex linguistic productions: evidence from discourse markers. Applied Psycholinguistics, 44, 534-564.
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Blum, F., & List, J.-M. (2023). Trimming phonetic alignments improves the inference of sound correspondence patterns from multilingual wordlists. In L. Beinborn, K. Goswami, S. Muradoğlu, A. Sorokin, R. Kumar, A. Scherbakov, E. M. Ponti, R. Cotterell, & E. Vylomova (Eds.), The 5th workshop on research in computational linguistic typology and multilingual NLP: proceedings of the workshop (pp. 52-64). Stroudsburg: Association for Computational Linguistics.
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Blum, F. (2022). Evaluating zero-shot transfers and multilingual models for dependency parsing and POS tagging within the low-resource language family Tupían. In Proceedings of the 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Student Research Workshop (pp. 1-9). Dublin: Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).
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2024

Blum, F., Barrientos, C., Zariquiey, R., & List, J.-M. (2024). A comparative wordlist for investigating distant relations among languages in Lowland South America. Scientific Data, 11(1): 92.
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Blum, F., Englisch, J., Rodriguez, A. H., van Gijn, R., & List, J.-M. (2024). Resource acquisition for understudied languages: Extracting wordlists from dictionaries for computer-assisted language comparison. In N. Calzolari, M.-Y. Kan, V. Hoste, A. Lenci, & S. Sakti (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2024 Joint International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-COLING 2024) (pp. 300-306).
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2023

Alejandra, M., & Blum, F. (2023). Introduction to the Dossier "Advances in Andean Linguistics" (Part 1) = Introducción al dossier “Avances en lingüística andina” (1º parte). Indiana, 40(1), 25-28.
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Alejandra, M., & Blum, F. (2023). Introduction to the Dossier "Advances in Andean Linguistics" (Part 2) = Introducción al dossier “Avances en lingüística andina” (2º parte). Indiana, 40(2), 9-12.
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Blum, F., & List, J.-M. (2023). Trimming phonetic alignments improves the inference of sound correspondence patterns from multilingual wordlists. In L. Beinborn, K. Goswami, S. Muradoğlu, A. Sorokin, R. Kumar, A. Scherbakov, E. M. Ponti, R. Cotterell, & E. Vylomova (Eds.), The 5th workshop on research in computational linguistic typology and multilingual NLP: proceedings of the workshop (pp. 52-64). Stroudsburg: Association for Computational Linguistics.
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Blum, F., Barrientos, C., Ingunza, A., & Poirier, Z. (2023). A phylolinguistic classification of the Quechua language family. Indiana, 40(1).
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Blum, F., Barrientos, C., Ingunza, A., Blasi, D. E., & Zariquiey, R. (2023). Grammars Across Time Analyzed (GATA): a dataset of 52 languages. Scientific Data, 10(1): 835.
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List, J.-M., Hill, N., Forkel, R., & Blum, F. (2023). Representing and computing uncertainty in phonological reconstruction. In N. Tahmasebi, S. Montariol, H. Dubossarsky, A. Kutuzov, S. Hengchen, D. Alfter, F. Periti, & P. Cassotti (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Historical Language Change (pp. 22-32). Association for Computational Linguistics.
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Özsoy, O., & Blum, F. (2023). Exploring individual variation in Turkish heritage speakers’ complex linguistic productions: evidence from discourse markers. Applied Psycholinguistics, 44, 534-564.
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Regúnaga, M. A., & Blum, F. (2023). Introducción al dossier "Avances en lingüística andina" (1º parte). INDIANA - Estudios Antropológicos sobre América Latina y el Caribe, 40(1).
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2022

Blum, F. (2022). Evaluating zero-shot transfers and multilingual models for dependency parsing and POS tagging within the low-resource language family Tupían. In Proceedings of the 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Student Research Workshop (pp. 1-9). Dublin: Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).
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Zariquiey, R., Alvarado, C., Echevarria, X., Gomez, L., Gonzales, R., Illescas, M., Oporto, S., Blum, F., Oncevay, A., & Vera, J. (2022). Building an endangered language resource in the classroom: Universal dependencies for Kakataibo. In Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2022) (pp. 3840-3851). European Language Resources Association.
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Blum, Frederic and Paschen, Ludger. Lengthening at domain boundaries Talk presented at the workshop for Spoken- and Signed-language Corpus Studies in Linguistic Typology located at the 14th Conference of the Association or Linguistic Typology. Austin, USA, on 15-17 December, 2022

Blum, Frederic and Barrientos Ugarte, Carlos and Poirier, Zoe and Ingunza, Adriano. 2021. Una aproximación filolingüística a la clasificación interna del Quechua. Talk at the 5th reunion of the Red para el Estudio de las Lenguas Andinas (RELA), Tübingen, 12.09.2021.

Lehmann, Nico, Frederic Blum, and Elisabeth Verhoeven. 2021. "The collaborative Yucatec Maya corpus Cocoyum: A model corpus architecture for indigenous language corpus collections." Talk presented at the 7th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC). http://hdl.handle.net/10125/74447