MacWhiney Corpus

MacWhinney Corpus


Brian MacWhinney
Department of Psychology
Carnegie Mellon University

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Participants: 2
Type of Study: naturalistic
Location: USA
Media type: audio
DOI: doi:10.21415/T5JP4F

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Citation information

MacWhinney, B. (1991). The CHILDES project: Tools for analyzing talk. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

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Project Description

This directory contains transcripts from MacWhinney’s diary study of the development of his two sons, Ross and Mark. Ross was born on December 25, 1977 and Mark was born on November 19, 1979. Ross was recorded between the ages of 0;6 and 8;0 and Mark was recorded between 0;7 and 5;6. Because the investigator is also the boys’ father, these data represent a fairly natural record of the family’s interactions. Many recordings are not yet transcribed. Untranscribed recordings include 1-10 when Ross was quite young and those after 90 when Ross was 5;6 and Mark was 4;5. There is also a set of 12 untranscribed recordings from Mark between the ages of 3;6 and 6;0. The 12 files were specifically targeted at collecting data from Mark beginning in March 1982, when Mark was 1;4. However, there is little speech from this period with most of the separate Mark data beginning after October 1982, when Mark is 1;11. All these untranscribed recordings are in the /unlinked folder on the server. There is also a file (Ross01) that chronicles Ross’s very early development.

#Age#Date#Date
1484;01.179410/5-11/8
2494;2.039511/8-11/26
3504;3.169611/26-12/17
4514/29-6/29712/17-1/21/86
5526/2-7/5981/21-2/5
6537/5-8/25992/5-3/12
71;4.11548/25-10/151003/12-4/5
81;5.235510/15-11/211014/5-5/4
91;75611/21-12/191025/4-7/5
101;85712/19-1037/5-7/14
111;9582/14-4/3/831047/23-8/13
121;10594/3-5/151058/13-8/26
132;0605/15-6/141068/26-9/20
142;11079/20-11/9
152;2616/14-6/1710811/12-12/25
162;2627/17-8/710912/25-1/24/87
172;3637/7-9/141101/24-3/7
182;4649/14-10/81113/7-5/1
192;4.09-2;6.086510/8-10/241125/2-6/9
202;6.176610/25-11/101136/15-9/2
212;7.106711/10-12/111149/20-1/11/88
222;7.186812/11-12/271151/13-3/21
232;8.056912/217-1/21/841163/21-6/30
242;8.17701/21-2/171176/30-8/13
252;8.27712/17-3/181188/13-1/26/89
262;9.0972-1191/27-
272;9.21734/4-4/161205/12-
282;10.01744/16-5/161212/24/90-
292;10.17755/17-6/24
302;10.22766/24-7/26Mark13/27/81
312;11.01777/26-8/7210/8-12/30/82
323;0.01788/7-8/30312/30-1/13/82
333;0.17799/1-41/13-3/16
343;1.058010/1-10/1753/16-4/12
353;2.188110/17-11/964/12-6/2
363;3.238211/11-12/1376/2-7/15
373;3.158312/13-1/12/8587/15-9/1
383;3.29841/12-2/1299/1-10/25
393;4.26852/12-3/51010/25-1/1/83
403;5.12863/5-4/3111/1-3/16
413;5.26874/3-4/21123/16-5/22
423;6.16884/22-5/28
433;6.28895/28-6/11
443;8.03906/12-7/4
453;8.18917/4-7/22
463;10.27927/27-9/3
473;11.30939/3-10/5