C H I L D E S Using CLAN

Windows
Mac
Unix
CLAN
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Warning: After installing a new version of CLAN for use with old data, you will need to get a new version of the MOR grammar and run MOR, POST, and CHECK again on your old data to make sure they work with the newer format. Alternatively, you may wish continue using old versions of CLAN with old versions of corpora. However, CHILDES data on the web are always updated to run with new versions of CLAN.

For Windows:

CLANWin is for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 2000. Windows 95, 98, or ME are no longer supported. Windows installation involves clicking on the installation file and following the directions given by InstallShield. If you have an older version of CLAN on your machine, InstallShield will overwrite it with the newer version.

Also, you will need to install QuickTime and Unicode fonts.

Japanese installation instructions are here 日本

For Macintosh:

CLAN is for Mac OS X users from 10.5 and up.

If you need Unicode fonts, you can get them from here.

Unix Installation:

For Unix users, we are distributing the source code for CLAN. This code is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. UnixCLAN only provides the analysis commands of CLAN in the Unix environment. We have not yet constructed a Unix version of the CLAN editor.

A Brief Description:

The CLAN Programs are downloaded, installed, and used as a single application. Functionally, however, CLAN has two parts. The first part is the CLAN editor which can be used to edit files in either CHAT or CA (Conversation Analysis) format. The editor also provides a wide range of additional functions, such as audio and video playback, linkage to audio and video, fonts for Roman and non-Roman orthographies, data validation, adding codes to files, and shipping data to other programs. The second part of CLAN is the set of data analysis programs. These programs are run from a separate window called the Commands window. The results of the analytic programs are sent to the CLAN Output window.

Learning CLAN:

To learn how to use CLAN, you should focus on the tutorial chapters in the CLAN manual.

You can also follow along with this CLAN Tutorial from Spencer Hazel.

Old versions of CLAN can be found here.