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The ACQDIV Database: Min(d)ing the Ambient Language


Moran, Steven; Schikowski, Robert; Pajović, Danica; Hysi, Cazim; Stoll, Sabine (2016). The ACQDIV Database: Min(d)ing the Ambient Language. In: Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), Portorož, Slovenia, 23 May 2016 - 28 May 2016, 4423-4429.

Abstract

One of the most pressing questions in cognitive science remains unanswered: what cognitive mechanisms enable children to learn any of the world’s 7000 or so languages? Much discovery has been made with regard to specific learning mechanisms in specific languages, however, given the remarkable diversity of language structures (Evans and Levinson, 2009; Bickel, 2014) the burning question remains: what are the underlying processes that make language acquisition possible, despite substantial cross-linguistic variation in phonology, morphology, syntax, etc.? To investigate these questions, a comprehensive cross-linguistic database of longitudinal child language acquisition corpora from maximally diverse languages has been built.

Abstract

One of the most pressing questions in cognitive science remains unanswered: what cognitive mechanisms enable children to learn any of the world’s 7000 or so languages? Much discovery has been made with regard to specific learning mechanisms in specific languages, however, given the remarkable diversity of language structures (Evans and Levinson, 2009; Bickel, 2014) the burning question remains: what are the underlying processes that make language acquisition possible, despite substantial cross-linguistic variation in phonology, morphology, syntax, etc.? To investigate these questions, a comprehensive cross-linguistic database of longitudinal child language acquisition corpora from maximally diverse languages has been built.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Comparative Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:490 Other languages
890 Other literatures
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Event End Date:28 May 2016
Deposited On:26 Jan 2017 10:24
Last Modified:30 Aug 2017 05:43
Publisher:European Language Resources Association (ELRA)

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