The Childes Project: Tools for Analyzing Talk, Volume II: by Brian MacWhinney

By Brian MacWhinney

quantity I is the 1st of 2 volumes that rfile the 3 parts of the CHILDES venture. it really is divided into elements which offer an creation to using computational instruments for learning language studying. the 1st half is the CHAT guide, which describes the conventions and ideas of CHAT transcription and recommends particular equipment for info assortment and digitization. the second one half is the extended family guide, which describes the makes use of of the editor, sonic CHAT, and a number of the analytic instructions. The booklet might be invaluable for either beginner and skilled clients of the CHILDES instruments, in addition to teachers and scholars operating with transcripts of kid language.

quantity II describes intimately all the corpora integrated within the CHILDES database. The conversational interactions within the corpora come from monolingual teenagers and their caregivers and siblings, in addition to bilingual little ones, older school-aged kids, grownup second-language novices, young children with a variety of kinds of language disabilities, and aphasic improving from language loss. The database contains transcripts in 26 assorted languages.

The CD-ROM that accompanies those volumes comprises the transcript records defined in quantity II. It runs on either home windows and Macintosh systems. for additional information or updates to the records, stopover at the CHILDES site at

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