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Frequency filter: an open access tool for analysing language development

Ibbotson, Paul; Hartman, Rose M. and Björkenstam, Kristina Nilsson (2018). Frequency filter: an open access tool for analysing language development. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 33(10) pp. 1325–1339.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/23273798.2018.1480788
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Abstract

We present an open-access analytic tool, which allows researchers to simultaneously control for and combine language data from the child, the caregiver, multiple languages, and across multiple time points to make inferences about the social and cognitive factors driving the shape of language development. We demonstrate how the tool works in three domains of language learning and across six languages. The results demonstrate the usefulness of this approach as well as providing deeper insight into three areas of language production and acquisition: egocentric language use, the learnability of nouns versus verbs, and imageability. We have made the Frequency Filter tool freely available as an R-package for other researchers to use at https://github.com/rosemm/FrequencyFilter.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN: 2327-3801
Keywords: language acquisition; corpus linguistics; usage-based theory; cognitive development
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport > Childhood, Youth and Sport > Childhood and Youth
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport > Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 55419
SWORD Depositor: Jisc Publications-Router
Depositing User: Jisc Publications-Router
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2018 09:24
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2019 14:04
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/55419
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