CHILDES English McCune Corpus

Lorraine McCune
Rutgers University

Participants: 10
Type of Study: naturalistic
Location: USA
Media type: video
DOI: doi:10.21415/T5G59J

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Project Description

This corpus is based on videotapes collected by Lorraine McCune from 10 children ages 9-24 months, and again at 31 36 months in the 1980s. Mothers are seated on the floor with their children and the same toys are used each month. These videotapes were later digitized and Lorraine and her students have linked video through 24 months for 3 so far: Alice, Jase, and Rick. Additional video and unlinked transcripts exist for 6 more children. Transcripts will be added as this work progresses. Matching cross-sectional data exist (transcripts 6 children at each month of age, for children who have begun speech), but the video has been lost. The birthdates of the six children are as follows: