CHILDES English OdiaMAIN Corpus

Madhavi Gayathri Raman
Materials Development, Testing and Evaluation
The English and Foreign Languages University


Firdaus Shireen
The School of English Language Education
The English and Foreign Languages University

Participants: 15
Type of Study: MAIN narratives
Location: India
Media type: audio
DOI: doi:10.21415/R741-Y976

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Project Description

This database contains the English transcripts and audio-records from 15 Odia-English bilinguals using Odia and English versions of the Multilingual Assessment Instrument for Narratives (MAIN). which was developed to assess narrative production and comprehension skills of bilingual/multilingual children from 3 to 10 years. The narratives in this corpus were elicited in the online mode as the study was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The offline Odia adaptation of MAIN was developed by Nanda S., & Raman, M.G. (2019). The online Odia version used for eliciting the data in this corpus parallels as closely as possible the offline version. The modified Odia protocols were developed by Shireen, F. and were based on the online Slovak version developed by Kapalkova, S., Bicianova, A., & Nemcova, M. (2021). See the description for the MAIN Project here


We would like to thank the team at ZAS: Natalia Gagarina for motivating us to work on MAIN and Alyona Sternharz for patiently going through the transcriptions at various points in time.