Barbara Pearson
University of Massachusetts


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Type of Study: -
Location: United States
Media type: video
DOI: doi:10.21415/T50H4R

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Pearson, B. Z., Jackson, J. E., & Wu, H. (2014). Seeking a valid gold standard for an innovative, dialect-neutral language test. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57(2), 495-508.

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Project Description

This corpus has 24 children collected on video in 3 conditions: adult-child conversation, peer to peer, and narrative. DSLT = Dialect Sensitive Language Test, precursor to the DELV.

All children are 5-years-old except a couple of kids a few days into 6; all in Kindergarten in Hartford public schools. All are speakers of AAE. Only one child used “aspectual be” spontaneously. There are Columbia non-verbal IQ scores for everyone. All are typically developing. These data are not available for public use. Please do not use these data.