Valian Corpus

Valian Corpus


Virginia Valian
Department of Psychology
Hunter College

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Participants: 21
Type of Study: naturalistic
Location: USA
Media type: audio
DOI: doi:10.21415/T5ZS3T

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Project Description

These data were contributed by Virginia Valian in 1995 and reformatted into CHAT later in that year. They were used as the empirical basis for Valian (1991) that compared English and Italian development. However, only the English data are available here. The corpus includes two samples each from 21 children distributed across the following levels of MLU:
ChildMLUChildMLU
011.53113.07
021.74123.15
031.79133.16
041.81143.31
051.99153.34
062.24163.62
072.28173.68
082.52183.72
092.66194.12
102.76204.17
214.38
Utterances that were fully enclosed in parentheses in the original were marked with the postcode [+V] in the reformatted version. It is not clear why these utterances were placed entirely in parentheses in the original. Strings of one or two words that were enclosed in parentheses are marked in the form [%v material]. It is not clear why this material was placed in parentheses.