Aurora Bel Gaya
Departament de Traducció i Filologia
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
|Type of Study:||naturalistic|
|Media type:||in progress|
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Bel, A. (1998). Teoria lingüística i adquisició del llenguatge. Anàlisi comparada dels trets morfològics en català i en castellà. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. [Barcelona: Institut d’Estudis Catalans, 2001]
In accordance with TalkBank rules, any use of data from this corpus must be accompanied by at least the above reference.
For further analysis of this database you may also consult:
Bel, A. (2002). Early Verbs and the Acquisition of Tense Feature in Spanish and Catalan. In J.M. Liceras & A.T. Pérez Leroux (Eds.) The Acquisition of Spanish Morphosyntax: the L1/L2 Connection (pp. 1-31). J, Dordrecht: Kluwer.
Bel, A. (2003). The syntax of subjects in the acquisition of Spanish and Catalan. Probus, 15:1, 1–26.
Bel, A., & Rosado, E. (2009). Person and number asymmetries in child Catalán and Spanish. Hispanic Child Languages. John Benjamins Publishing, Philadelphia, PA, 195-214.
This corpus contains data that were videotaped and transcribed in CHAT format by Aurora Bel, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). It consists of transcripts of a typically developing Catalan girl, Júlia, who is the first child of the researcher and was born on 21st of September 1990. Júlia’s parents live in Barcelona and the language spoken at home is Catalan although the environmental languages in Barcelona are both Catalan and Spanish. Both parents have university education.
The recordings were collected in Júlia’s home in natural and daily activities such as taking a bath, having lunch, playing with toys, looking at book pictures, etc. During a first period the child was recorded every two weeks for 30-45 minutes and during a second period she was recorded monthly. The samples cover a period that goes from the onset of first words to 2;6 years of age. The utterances, both from the child and the adults, were orthographically transcribed according to CHAT conventions without English glosses. The transcriptions were verified by a second transcriber. The corpus includes a total of 17 files (see Table 1). Laia Cutillas, a research assistant at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, arranged the final version of the transcripts and normalized the files for CLAN programs.