The Childes Project: Tools for Analyzing Talk, Volume II: the Database by Brian MacWhinney | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The CHILDES Project: Tools for Analyzing Talk, the Database / Edition 3

The CHILDES Project: Tools for Analyzing Talk, the Database / Edition 3

by Brian MacWhinney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805835725

ISBN-13: 9780805835724

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Volume I is the first of two volumes that document the three components of the CHILDES Project. It is divided into two parts which provide an introduction to the use of computational tools for studying language learning. The first part is the CHAT manual, which describes the conventions and principles of CHAT transcription and recommends specific methods for data

Overview

Volume I is the first of two volumes that document the three components of the CHILDES Project. It is divided into two parts which provide an introduction to the use of computational tools for studying language learning. The first part is the CHAT manual, which describes the conventions and principles of CHAT transcription and recommends specific methods for data collection and digitization. The second part is the CLAN manual, which describes the uses of the editor, sonic CHAT, and the various analytic commands. The book will be useful for both novice and experienced users of the CHILDES tools, as well as instructors and students working with transcripts of child language.

Volume II describes in detail all of the corpora included in the CHILDES database. The conversational interactions in the corpora come from monolingual children and their caregivers and siblings, as well as bilingual children, older school-aged children, adult second-language learners, children with various types of language disabilities, and aphasic recovering from language loss. The database includes transcripts in 26 different languages.

The CD-ROM that accompanies these volumes includes the transcript files described in Volume II. It runs on both Windows and Macintosh platforms. For more information or updates to the files, visit the CHILDES website at http://childes.psy.cmu.edu

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805835724
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction. English Corpora. Bilingual Corpora. Clinical Corpora. Narrative Corpora. Germanic Languages. Romance Languages. Other Languages.

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