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Publications and Talks

Assistant Professor (wissenschaftliche Assistenz)

Sprachwissenschaftliches Seminar
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Belfortstraße 18

79085 Freiburg im Breisgau

EMail: becker.linguistics(at)

Telephone: +49761 203 3166


  • Matías Guzmán Naranjo, Laura Becker. “Coding Efficiency in Nominal Inflection: Expectedness and Type Frequency Effects”. In: Linguistic Vanguard (accepted).
  • Laura Becker, Imke Driemel, Jude Nformi. “Focus in Limbum”. In: African Linguistics across the Disciplines: Selected Papers from the 48th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Contemporary African Linguistics. Berlin: Language Science Press, 2019.
  • Laura Becker. “Aspectuality in Hungarian, German, and Slavic. A Parallel Corpus Study”. In: Grammar and Corpora 2016. Ed. by Beata Trawinski et al. Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing, 2018, pp. 183–207.
  • Matías Guzmán Naranjo and Laura Becker. “Quantitative Word Order Typology with UD”. In: Proceedings of the 17th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT 2018), December 13–14, 2018, Oslo University, Norway. Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2018, pp. 91–104.
  • Laura Becker and Jude Nformi. “Focus and Verb Doubling in Limbum”. In: Replicative Processes in Grammar. Vol. 93. LAB. Leipzig: Institut für Linguistik der Universität Leipzig, 2016, pp. 57–84.
  • Laura Becker. Articles in the World’s Languages. Linguistic Studies. De Gruyter Mouton (under review).
  • Becker, Laura & Matías Guzmán Naranjo. 2020. Psych predicates in European languages: A parallel corpus study. Language Typology and Universals 73(4). 483–523. (
  • Laura Becker and Gertrud Schneider-Blum. “Morphological Marking of Contrast in Tima”. In: Glossa (under review).
  • Ewa Dąbrowska, Laura Becker, and Luca Miorelli. “Is Adult Second Language Acquisition Defective?” In: Frontiers in Psychology. Vol. 11, 2020 Link zum Paper
  • Andrej L. Malchukov and Laura Becker. “Semantic Maps and Typological Hierarchies. The Actionality Hierarchy (Re)Constructed in a Top-down and Bottom-up Fashion”. In: Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft (under review).


A list of talks given by Dr. Becker may be found here on her personal webpage.

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