CLPF Corpus


Clara Levelt
Department of Linguistics
Universiteit Leiden

website

Paula Fikkert
Nederlandse Taal en Cultuur
Radboud Universiteit

website

Participants: 12
Type of Study: naturalistic
Location: Netherlands
Media type: audio
DOI: doi:10.21415/T5902M

Browsable transcripts

Phon data

CHAT data

Link to media folder

Citation information

Fikkert, Paula (1994). On the Acquisition of Prosodic Structure. Leiden: HIL Dissertations in Linguistics 6. The Hague: Holland Academic Graphics.

Levelt, Clara (1994). On the Acquisition of Place. Leiden: HIL Dissertations in Linguistics 8. The Hague: Holland Academic Graphics.

In accordance with TalkBank rules, any use of data from this corpus must be accompanied by at least one of the above references.

Project Description

NameAge Range Sessions Sex
Catootje1;10.10-2;07.0416F
David1;11.07-2;03.276M
Elke1;06.24-2;04.2819F
Enzo1;11.08-2;06.1116M
Eva1;04.12-1;11.0812F
Jarmo1;04.18-2;04.0123M
Leon1;10.01-2;08.1923M
Leonie1;09.15-1;11.187F
Noortje1;07.14-2;11.0021F
Robin1;05.10-2;04.2923F
Tirza1;07.09-2;06.1220F
Tom1;00.24-2;03.0225M

Recordings were made in the child’s home during natural, spontaneous, interactive sessions with one or both of the experimenters and occasionally with one of the parents. Typically a researcher or parent would interact with the child by reading books or playing with toys and occasionally asking the child what s/he saw in books or what s/he was doing. During transcription, unintelligible utterances were left out, however, false starts, errors, breakdowns, etc. were transcribed since they may provide valuable information about the child’s competence. If the child’s utterances contained more than one word, boundaries were placed between the words. No boundaries were placed if it was unclear whether the child knew the different words of which the utterance consisted, such as “what is that?”. This corpus was converted from the original CLPF database. We extend many thanks to Claartje Levelt and Paula Fikkert for their assistance with the conversion process. The transcripts have been linked to the available audio clips for five children: Catootje, Enzo, Eva, Robin, and Tirza. We hope to add the audio for the other children at a later date.

Important notes about the transcriptions

The following lists illustrate some child-specific forms and onomatopoeia present in the childrens’ speech.
Child-specific form Referent
Bertjepiglet
Bumbaclown
Dribbeldog
Julesboy
Willyanimal
Zinadog
Lolachicken
Tinygirl
Bambideer
Musticat
Sofiecrocodile
Samsondog
Sjoewiedog
meiSheep, goat
pokchicken
hihorse
kwakduck>
iadonkey
huuuhorse
woefdog
miauwcat
kukelekurooster