Tanja Corpus


Eva Bar-Shalom
Linguistics
University of Connecticut

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William Snyder
Linguistics
University of Connecticut

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DOI: doi:10.21415/T5SK5Z

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Project Description

The Tanja corpus was videotaped and transcribed by Eva Bar-Shalom, a native speaker of Russian, in collaboration with William Snyder. The project was conducted in the Child Language Laboratory, Department of Linguistics, University of Connecticut, and was funded in part by the University of Connecticut Research Foundation. The corpus contains fifteen longitudinal, spontaneous-speech samples from a monolingual, Russian-learning girl with the pseudonym “Tanja” between the ages of 2;05.14 and 2;11.20. Tanja was recorded in her home in the United States at a rate of approximately twice per month. At the time of the study Tanja was an only child, and was cared for at home by her monolingual (native Russian) mother and her bilingual (native Russian, ESL) father. The language spoken at home was consistently Russian, and exposure to English was minimal.

Tanja was born on 14-DEC-1993. The dates of the recordings, and Tanja’s age at each recording, are as follows:

FileDate AgeFileDateAge
Tanja0128-MAY-19962;5.14Tanja0920-SEP-19962;9.6
Tanja0210-JUN-19962;5.27Tanja1025-OCT-19962;10.11
Tanja0318-JUN-19962;6.4Tanja1108-NOV-19962;10.25
Tanja0425-JUN-19962;6.11Tanja1211-NOV-19962;10.28
Tanja0523-JUL-19962;7.9Tanja1315-NOV-19962;11.01
Tanja0612-AUG-19962;7.29Tanja1422-NOV-19962;11.08
Tanja0729-AUG-19962;8.15Tanja1504-DEC-19962;11.20
Tanja0809-SEP-19962;8.26