Shanghai Normal University
East China Normal University
|Type of Study:||naturalistic|
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The LiZhou PeerTalk corpus was collected from a kindergarten in Shanghai, China in 2007, including peer talk under the context of dramatic play. Twenty children aged 3, 4, 5, and 6 years old were selected respectively, half of whom were male and half female, and all children had normal language development without any auditory or verbal impairments and all their parents had college education background or above.
In order to compare children's language under peer interaction in different age groups, the two most common themes of "Doll Home" and "Doctor were preset after discussions with kindergarten teachers and corresponding toy materials were provided; And to elicit true peer interaction and language skills during the play, we selected one boy and one girl of the same age and from the same class to play and talk together. All the interaction procedures were videotaped.
The play was located in the corner of a kindergarten’s activity room. Researchers brought children out of the class and come to the activity room while talking to them. When the researchers observed that children had erased their sense of strangeness to researchers, they told them to play with every provided toy at their fingertips and started videotaping immediately. In the process of children's play, the researcher replies to the child only when necessary and always does not intervene in the game in any other way.
Game material is as follows: