CHILDES Narrative Corpora

This page provides an index to the CHILDES Narrative data. These corpora are all contained in the folders for the individual languages involved.
Corpus Age Range N Comments
Chinese
ZhouNarratives - - Hungry caterpillar and Robbers
Chang2 3,6 12, 12 narrative completions
Dutch
Asymmetries 4;3-6;5, 6;2-12;1, 6-12 (ADHD) 31, 38, 37 picture descriptions in Dutch, adults are in CABank
English
ENNI 4-9 400 Reference database for comparing TD and SLI children's narratives
Gopnik 2-5 61 story book descriptions
Hicks 1st, 2nd, 5th grade 20, 18, 5 a range of narratives
PetersonMcCabe 3;6-9;6 96 elicited personal narratives
French
VionColas 7, 9, 11 63, 64, 64 picture descriptions in French
Portuguese
Batoreo 5-47 60 picture book descriptions
Spanish
Shiro 6-9 113 narratives from Venezuelan children
CrossLinguistic
GRERLI 7-adult 12 Spencer project narratives for Catalan and Spanish
MacBates1 3, 4, 5, adult 30, 30, 30, 30 cross-sectional study using a picture description task in English, Italian, and Hungarian
MacBates2 3, 6, 10, adult 76, 53, 44, 103 film description task