Klaas Seinhorst


  • Feature economy versus logical complexity in plosive inventories. With Floor van de Leur.

  • in press:
  • Phonology and phonetics in Functional Discourse Grammar: interfaces, mismatches, and the direction of processing. With Sterre Leufkens. To appear in: Contreras García, Lucía and Daniel García Velasco (editors), Interfaces in Functional Discourse Grammar: theory and applications, 101–126. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

  • 2021:
  • The learnability and complexity of phonological patterns: simulations, experiments, typology. Doctoral dissertation, University of Amsterdam. Supervisors: Paul Boersma and Silke Hamann. Defended on February 19. Scripts and data sets can be found here. (Dit is de Nederlandse samenvatting, geschreven voor niet-taalwetenschappers.)
  • Waarom het (niet) raar is dat het Nederlands (g)een [g] heeft. Neerlandistiek.nl.

  • 2020:
  • Neural network models for phonology and phonetics. With Paul Boersma and Titia Benders. In Journal of Language Modelling 8 (1): 103–177.

  • 2019:
  • Iterated distributional and lexicon-driven learning in a symmetric neural network explains the emergence of features and dispersion. With Paul Boersma and Silke Hamann. In Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences.

  • 2017:
  • Feature economy versus logical complexity in phonological pattern learning. In Language Sciences 60: 69–79. Part of a special issue "Complexity in human languages: a multifaceted approach", edited by Enoch O. Aboh. Accepted manuscript.

  • 2016:
  • System complexity and (im)possible sound changes. In Papers in Historical Phonology 1: 238–249.
  • The Russian adaptation of [y] as L1 bimodal perception. Linguistics in Amsterdam 9 (3): 77–96.
  • Loanwords in Amsterdam: preface. With Silke Hamann. Linguistics in Amsterdam 9 (3): i.
  • Mind the gap: inductive biases in phonological feature learning. In: Roberts, Séan et al. (eds.), The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference (EVOLANG11).

  • 2014:
  • Phonetics in Functional Discourse Grammar. Web Papers in Functional Discourse Grammar 87.

  • 2012:
  • The evolution of auditory dispersion in symmetric neural nets (my MA thesis). Simulation scripts: for unimodal and bimodal distributions.

  • My ORCID is 0000-0002-9716-0742.

    I am also a final editor of the Dutch-Polish and Polish-Dutch dictionaries published by Pegasus (2009).