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Re: "Research Language"?

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Saturday, February 2, 2008, 1:56
What should be the term, parallel to `conlang', for an invented lang
used in acquisition research? The ideas I've had are:
reslang "research language"
acqlang "acquisition-research language"
aclang "academic language"

There's already a term: artificial language.  That's the term that's
often used in machine-learning literature (e.g., a guy down at
UCSD created a series of artificial languages to teach a computer,
with no input but sample sentences.  It showed that accusative
languages are easier to learn than ergative languages, and SO
languages are easier to learn than OS.  I think the order went
SOV, SVO, VSO, VOS, OVS and then OSV.  He also tested case
marking vs. no case marking, and some other things).

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