Low Saxon dialect distances at the orthographic and syntactic level

Janine Siewert, Yves Scherrer, Martijn Wieling


Abstract
We compare five Low Saxon dialects from the 19th and 21st century from Germany and the Netherlands with each other as well as with modern Standard Dutch and Standard German. Our comparison is based on character n-grams on the one hand and PoS n-grams on the other and we show that these two lead to different distances. Particularly in the PoS-based distances, one can observe all of the 21st century Low Saxon dialects shifting towards the modern majority languages.
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2022.lchange-1.12
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Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Computational Approaches to Historical Language Change
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May
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2022
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Dublin, Ireland
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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119–124
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https://aclanthology.org/2022.lchange-1.12
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10.18653/v1/2022.lchange-1.12
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Janine Siewert, Yves Scherrer, and Martijn Wieling. 2022. Low Saxon dialect distances at the orthographic and syntactic level. In Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Computational Approaches to Historical Language Change, pages 119–124, Dublin, Ireland. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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Low Saxon dialect distances at the orthographic and syntactic level (Siewert et al., LChange 2022)
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