In the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), the notion that vocabulary can be classified as “core” or “fringe” has become a fundamental dichotomy. Following a brief history of core as demonstrated by a select number of key articles from 1920’s onwards, this presentation will revisit the core/fringe distinction and frame it as a statistical phenomenon rather than an actually dichotomy. Further, the concept of “keyword” vocabulary will be introduced to describe words that have both core and fringe properties. And using tools from the field of Corpus Linguistics, the presentation will demonstrate the importance of data collection and how that data can be used to help develop intervention strategies.
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The presenter is a full-time salaried employee of the Prentke Romich Company and the creator of the Realize Language online data analysis website, which is a product he will refer to in the presentation. He receives no income or royalties for this as it was a work-for-hire.
He is also the author of the Quick AAC Developmental Profile (QUAD Profile) that will be mentioned in the presentation but he provides this as a free tool and receives no other income from it.