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Title The ACQDIV Database: Min(d)ing the Ambient Language
Authors Steven Moran
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.
Topics Acquisition, Corpus (Creation, Annotation, etc.), Other
Full paper The ACQDIV Database: Min(d)ing the Ambient Language
Bibtex @InProceedings{MORAN16.1198,
  author = {Steven Moran},
  title = {The ACQDIV Database: Min(d)ing the Ambient Language},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)},
  year = {2016},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-28},
  location = {Portoro┼ż, Slovenia},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Marko Grobelnik and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Helene Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  address = {Paris, France},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-9-1},
  language = {english}
 }
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