Gopnik Corpus


Myrna Gopnik
Department of Linguistics
McGill University

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Participants: 61 children ages 2-5 years
Type of Study: story book descriptions
Location: Canada
Media type: no longer available
DOI: doi:10.21415/T5589S

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Citation information

Gopnik, M. (1989). Reflections on challenges raised and questions asked. In P. R. Zelazo & R. G. Barr (Eds.), Challenges to developmental paradigms. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

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Project Description

This directory contains data that were contributed by Myrna Gopnik of McGill University to the CHILDES in August of 1988. They include story book descriptions from normal children between the ages of 2 and 5.

The file names use this syntax:
Storytype    f (free) or p (prompted) or q (questionnaire) or g (game)
StudentID   3-digit number
Booktype    1 (free) 2-5 (one of four books)
Session     1, 2, or 3 (which test session)

Table 1. Gopnik Children

ID  Sex  Birthdate  Teacher  Verified
01F27-10-78LSY
02F12-08-78LSY
03F01-07-79LSY
04F10-02-79LSY
05M29-11-78LSY
06M23-10-78LSY
07M31-08-78LSY
08F17-08-79LSY
09M06-12-79BLY
10M13-12-79BLN
11M14-11-80LDN
12M19-01-81LDN
13M26-05-81BLN
14M25-07-80BLY
15M05-01-80BLY
16F20-08-79LSY
17F29-03-79LSN
18F19-02-80BLN
46F21-01-81LDN
47M02-04-80HDN
48M01-03-81LDN
49F17-02-82LGN
50F01-06-80XYN
51F09-10-79BLN
52M18-02-82SGN
53F20-04-82SGN
54M28-01-80BLN
55F01-01-80XYN
56M12-10-80BLN
57F19-03-82LGN
58M28-05-80BLN
59F06-03-81LDN
60M31-08-82LGY
61F11-03-82XYN