CHILDES Palestinian Arabic Nazzal Corpus

Tala Nazzal
Departament de Filologia Catalana
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Participants: 11
Type of Study: longitudinal
Location: Palestine
Media type: audio, not available
DOI: doi:10.21415/VJYY-KA80

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Project Description

There is to date no spontaneous production data for child and child-directed speech for any Arabic variety. The purpose of this corpus is to provide a first corpus of child production, as well as child-directed speech, for Palestinian Arabic. The data were collected from February to July 2021 from 11 healthy monolingual Palestinian Arabic speaking children aged between 2;0 and 6;5 years old and their parents in Hebron, Jaljuliya, Jenin, Nablus, Qalqilya, Taybeh, Toulkarm in Palestine.

Birthdates and cities of children are:

None of the children were premature, none had a hearing impairment, or any other disease or impairment and all are middle class. Most recording are done with the Mother or Mother and father at home. Some have the Aunt at home.


I would like to thank my supervisor, Dr. Anna Gavarró, for the patient guidance, encouragement, constructive feedback she has provided throughout the building of this corpus. I would also like to thank my speech pathologist colleague Sondos Srouji and my student Shireen Odeh, who carried out part of the data transcription in Arabic. I am particularly endebted to the Palestinian children and their parents who agreed to participate in this research, without whom we would not have been able to carry it out.