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Is what we have acquired early, less vulnerable to variation? A comparison between data from dialectlexicography and data from first language acquisition.

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1 Is what we have acquired early, less vulnerable to variation? A comparison between data from dialectlexicography and data from first language acquisition ICDG Vienna 2012

2 Cognition, Acquisition and Variation Tool (CLARIN) Leonie Cornips – Maastricht University Jos Swanenberg – Tilburg University Folkert de Vriend – Meertens Institute Wilbert Heeringa – Groningen University The Netherlands

3 Topics & approach The diversity of lexical variation The acquisition of lexical items Corpus-based approach -> Tools

4 The origin and diversification of language (Swadesh 1971: 283) GermanDutchEnglishFrisian Swedish Sonnezonsunsinnesol Weinwijnwinewynvin Naseneusnosenoasnäsa Fischvisfishfiskfisk Vatervaderfatherheitfader Roseroosroseroasros rotroodredreadröd

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6 Lexical Variation (WBD) CONCEPTGUIRAUDSEM. Relation ‘bird’ vogel 0.44hyperonym ‘blackbird’ merel0.64hyponym ‘owl’ uil0.7hyponym ‘sparrow’ mus 2.16hyponym ‘titmouse’ mees 4.01hyponym

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8 Acquisition (CHILDES) LEXICAL ITEMDAY#1 FREQ. ‘bird’ vogel 64181 ‘owl’ uil68011 ‘blackbird’ merel9095 ‘sparrow’ mus 8214 ‘titmouse’ mees 8691

9 COAVA Tool Dialectlexicography: –Measures of lexical variation –Maps of lexical variation CHILDES: –Time and –Frequency of production

10 Type Token Ratio A A A { "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "http://images.slideplayer.com/9/2245401/slides/slide_10.jpg", "name": "Type Token Ratio A A A

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