Croatian Frog Story Corpus

Ivana Trtanj
Faculty of Education
Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek


Jelena Kuvač Kraljevič
Faculty of Education
University of Zagreb


Gordana Hržica
Department of Speech and Language Pathology
University of Zagreb


Participants: 157 monolingual children, ages 3-11, see spreadsheet
Type of Study: cross-sectional, picture description
Location: Croatia
Media type: audio
DOI: doi:10.21415/8ARR-NH60

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Citation information

Trtanj, I., Kuvač Kraljević, J. (2017). Language and speech characteristics of children’s narratives: the analysis of microstructure. Govor: časopis za fonetiku, 34, 1, 53-69 doi:10.22210/govor.2017.34.03

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Project Description

The database contains 157 transcripts of monolingual speakers of Croatian, in the age-span from 3 to 11 years. Data was collected using the picture book Frog, where are you (Mayer 1969).

The completion of this corpus could not have been possible without the participation and assistance of many people that helped with the data collection and transcription. Most of all we would like to express our deep appreciation to all participants, to students Lucija Marčinković and Maja Mamula and to doctoral students Sara Košutar, Lucija Kuvačić and Matea Kramarić. Please see this link for a general description of the Frog Story methods.


The work on transcripts was supported by the Croatian Science Foundation under the project Multilevel approach to spoken discourse in language development (UIP-2017-05-6603).