The present script can be used to pre-process data from a frequency list of the Norwegian as Web Corpus (NoWaC).
Before using the script, the frequency list should be downloaded from https://www.hf.uio.no/iln/english/about/organization/text-laboratory/services/nowac-frequency.html. The list is described as ‘frequency list sorted primary alphabetic and secondary by frequency within each character’, and the direct URL is: https://www.tekstlab.uio.no/nowac/download/nowac-1.1.lemma.frek.sort_alf_frek.txt.gz. The download requires signing in to an institutional network. Last, the downloaded file should be unzipped.
Labotka, D., Sabo, E., Bonais, R., Gelman, S. A., & Baptista, M. (2023). Testing the effects of congruence in adult multilingual acquisition with implications for creole genesis. Cognition, 235, 105387. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2023.105387
Some Romance languages allow the movement of pronominal object clitics to the preverbal position (Hanson & Carlson, 2014; Labotka et al., 2023). That is, instead of saying La maestra lo ha detto (Italian) ‘The teacher has said it’, it is possible to say Lo ha detto la maestra ‘It has said the teacher’. The latter is a marked phrasing that increases the attention to the subject of the sentence. Furthermore, when the clitic is in preverbal position, the degree of focus on the subject is also dependent on the context.
Jost, E., Brill-Schuetz, K., Morgan-Short, K., & Christiansen, M. H. (2019). Input complexity affects long-term retention of statistically learned regularities in an artificial language learning task. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13, 358. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2019.00358
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