Chinese-Guo Corpus

Jiansheng Guo
Department of Human Development
California State University, Hayward


Participants: 72 transcripts from participants ages 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, and 20
Type of Study: narrative
Location: China
Media type: audio
DOI: doi:10.21415/T5PC83

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Citation information

Chen, L. & Guo, J. (2010). From Language Structures to Language Use: A Case from Mandarin Motion Expression Classification. Chinese Language and Discourse, 1(1), 31-65.

Chen, L. & Guo, J. (2009). Motion events in Chinese novels: Evidence for an equipollently-framed language. Journal of Pragmatics, 41(9), 1749-1766.

Guo, J. and Chen, L. (2009). Learning to Express Motion in Narratives by Mandarin-Speaking Children. In Jiansheng Guo, Elena Lieven, Susan Ervin-Tripp, Nancy Budwig, Seyda Ozcaliskan, and Kei Nakamura (Eds.), Crosslinguistic approaches to the psychology of language: Research in the tradition of Dan Isaac Slobin (pp. 193-208). Mahwah, NJ and London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

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Zhiyi Wu reformatted this corpus into accord with current (2020) versions of CHAT.