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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

By: Ernst Jahr

Provides richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development. Marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule


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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

By Neil Smith

The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.


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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

By Henk Zeevat

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Academic Paper


Title: 'Analyzing language samples of Spanish–English bilingual children for the automated prediction of language dominance'
Author: T.Solorio
Institution: 'University of Alabama at Birmingham'
Author: M.Sherman
Institution: 'University of Texas at Dallas'
Author: Y.Liu
Institution: 'University of Texas at Dallas'
Author: LisaMBedore
Institution: 'University of Texas at Austin'
Author: E.DPeña
Institution: 'University of Texas at Austin'
Author: AnaIglesias
Institution: 'Universidade de Vigo'
Linguistic Field: 'Psycholinguistics; Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics'
Subject Language: 'English'
' Spanish'
Abstract: In this work we study how features typically used in natural language processing tasks, together with measures from syntactic complexity, can be adapted to the problem of developing language profiles of bilingual children. Our experiments show that these features can provide high discriminative value for predicting language dominance from story retells in a Spanish–English bilingual population of children. Moreover, some of our proposed features are even more powerful than measures commonly used by clinical researchers and practitioners for analyzing spontaneous language samples of children. This study shows that the field of natural language processing has the potential to make significant contributions to communication disorders and related areas.

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This article appears in Natural Language Engineering Vol. 17, Issue 3, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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