Gleason Corpus

Gleason Corpus


Jean Berko Gleason
Department of Psychology
Boston University

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Participants: 24
Type of Study: naturalistic
Location: USA
Media type: audio
DOI: doi:10.21415/T5101R

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Project Description

This directory contains files donated to the CHILDES in 1988 by Jean Berko Gleason. The data were collected in the context of project called “Studies in the Acquisition of Communicative Competence,” which was funded for 3 years by NSF grant #BNS 75-21909 to Jean Berko Gleason at Boston University. The participants are 24 children aged 2;1 to 5;2 who were recorded in interactions (a) with their mother, (b) with their father, and (c) at the dinner table. The 24 participants were recruited through nursery schools and similar networks, and were from middle-class families in the greater Boston area. There were 12 boys and 12 girls. All families were White, and English was spoken as a first language in all families. Each child was seen three times: once in the laboratory with the mother; once in the laboratory with the father; and once at dinner with both mother and father. The laboratory sessions were videotaped and audiotaped, and the dinners were only audiotaped. Laboratory sessions included: (a) play with a toy auto, (b) reading a picture book, and (c) playing store. The parent was encouraged to divide each 30-minute lab session about evenly among these activities. In addition, each child was presented with a small gift during the lab session, and the gift-giving interchange was also recorded.

S# Visit# Date Type Child Birth Age
116/11/76FatherAndy5/23/724;0.18
26/25/76Mother4;1.2
36/23/76Dinner4;2.0
216/15/76MotherBobby4/27/724;1.19
29/24/76Father4;4.28
36/28/76Home4;2.1
316/23/76FatherCharlie7/6/732;11.17
27/14/76Mother3;0.8
37/7/76Dinner3;0.1
416/26/76FatherDavid5/7/724;1.19
27/10/76Mother4;2.3
37/8/76Dinner4;2.1
517/13/76MotherEdward4/1/724;3.12
28/7/76Father4;4.6
38/4/76Dinner4;4.3
617/14/76MotherFrank5/14/715;2.0
27/24/76Father5;2.10
37/21/76Dinner5;2.7
717/23/76MotherGuy7/3/733;0.20
28/7/76Father3;1.4
37/8/76Dinner3;0.5
817/27/76MotherHelen8/25/714;11.2
28/4/76Father4;11.10
31/8/76Dinner4;4.14
919/22/76MotherIsadora3/15/733;6.7
210/16/76Father3;7.1
310/6/76Dinner3;6.21
1019/28/76MotherJohn8/10/724;1.18
210/27/76Father4;2.17
311/2/76Dinner4;2.23
1119/29/76MotherKatie7/27/733;2.2
210/18/76Father3;2.21
3unknownDinner
1219/30/76MotherLaurel10/24/732;11.6
211/13/76Father3;0.20
311/16/76Dinner3;0.23
13110/6/76MotherMartin4/11/742;5.26
210/23/76Father2;6.12
311/3/76Dinner2;6.23
14110/7/76MotherNanette9/3/742;1.4
210/23/76Father2;1.20
311/9/76Dinner2;2.6
15110/16/76FatherOlivia8/4/733;2.12
211/20/76Mother3;3.16
311/2/76Dinner3;2.29
16110/27/76MotherPatricia5/18/742;5.9
211/18/76Father2;6.0
311/17/76Dinner2;5.30
17110/28/76MotherRichard2/10/742;8.18
211/30/76Father2;9.20
312/2/76Dinner(no file)2;9.22
1811/14/77FatherSusan11/11/733;2.3
22/1/77Mother3;2.21
3unknownDinner
1912/24/77MotherTheresa2/24/734;0.0
25/14/77Father4;2.20
3unknownDinner
2014/19/77FatherUrsula9/19/733;7.0
25/14/77Mother3;7.25
3?Dinner(no file)
2114/11/77MotherVictor12/20/742;3.22
25/23/77Father2;5.3
3unknownDinner
2215/3/77FatherWanda5/10/733;11.22
25/21/77Mother4;0.11
3unknownDinner
2312/15/78MotherWilliam11/27/752;2.16
23/18/78Father2;3.22
33/17/78Dinner2;3.21
2413/4/79MotherXavia
217/7/79Father
312/9/79Dinner

Acknowledgements

Mary MacWhinney reformatted this corpus into accord with current versions of CHAT.

This project was funded for 3 years by NSF grant #BNS 75-21909 to Jean Berko Gleason at Boston University.