Garmann Corpus


Nina Gram Garmann
Oslo and Akershus University College

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Participants: 8
Type of Study: naturalistic
Location: Oslo, Norway
Media type: audio
DOI: doi:10.21415/T5P59D

Browsable transcripts

Phon data

CHAT data

Link to media folder

Citation information

Garmann, N. G., Hansen, P., Simonsen, H. G., & Kristoffersen, K. E. (2019). The phonology of children’s early words: trends, individual variation and parents’ accommodation in child-directed speech. Frontiers in Communication, 4, 10.

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Project Description

Recordings for this project were carried out in the families’ homes. Each child can be considered its own single case study. Utterances were spontaneous in nature through play sessions, reading or meals with one of or both parents. Each recording lasts for about 30 minutes.

Alexander

Recordings of a boy from Oslo, Norway, from 14 to 23 months. Participants: child (Barn), mother (Mor) and researcher (Nina). In the first two sessions, the child’s utterances are only transcribed orthographically. In later sessions, his utterances are also transcribed phonetically. Utterances from the mother and the researcher are only transcribed in the third session.

Emilie

Recordings of a girl from Oslo, Norway, from 15 to 21 months. Participants: child (Barn), mother (Mor), father (Far) and researcher (Nina/Anna Sara/Pernille). In the first session, the child’s utterances are only transcribed orthographically. In later sessions, her utterances are also transcribed phonetically. Utterances from the parents and the researcher are only transcribed in the first session.

Iben

Monthly recordings of a girl from Oslo, Norway, from 14 to 20 months. Participants: child (Barn), mother (Mor), father (Far) and researcher (Nina). The child’s utterances are transcribed orthographically and phonetically. Utterances from the parents and the researcher are only transcribed in the first three sessions.

Johanna

Monthly recordings of a girl from Oslo, Norway, from 14 to 20 months. Participants: child (Barn), mother (Mor), father (Far) and researcher (Nina). The child’s utterances are transcribed orthographically and phonetically. Utterances from the parents and the researcher are only transcribed in the first two sessions.

Marius

Recordings of a boy from Oslo, Norway, from 15 to 24 months. Participants: child (Barn), mother (Mor) and researcher (Nina). In the first session, the child’s utterances are only transcribed orthographically. In later sessions, his utterances are also transcribed phonetically. Utterances from the mother and the researcher are only transcribed in the first two sessions.

Mattis

Monthly recordings of a boy from Oslo, Norway, from 16 to 23 months. Participants: child (Barn), mother (Mor) and researcher (Nina). In the first three sessions, the child’s utterances are only transcribed orthographically. In later sessions, his utterances are also transcribed phonetically. Utterances from the mother and the researcher are only transcribed in the first two sessions.

Olav

Monthly recordings of a boy from Oslo, Norway from 16 to 22 months. Participants: child (Barn), mother (Mor), father (Far), brother (Bror), sister (Søster) and researcher (Nina/Pernille). The child’s utterances are transcribed orthographically and phonetically. Utterances from the parents and the researcher are only transcribed in the first two sessions.

Stella

Monthly recordings of a girl from Oslo, Norway, from 16 to 20 months. Participants: child (Barn), mother (Mor), brother (Bror) and researcher (Nina). The child’s utterances are transcribed orthographically and phonetically. Utterances from the parents and the researcher are only transcribed in the second session.

Key to the phonetic transcription

Norwegian has two lexical pitch accents. Monosyllabic words have pitch accent 1, disyllabic words may have pitch accent 1 or 2. The pitch accent is part of the stress realization. Traditionally, pitch accents are marked with a superscripted 1 or 2 preceding the stressed syllable as in /1lage/ laget ‘the team’ and /2lage/ lage ‘to make’. This notation was not compatible Phon, and we have therefore used the following notation: /’/ marks stress. Accent grave /`/ on the vowel marks that the stressed syllable was produced with pitch accent 1, e.g. /’làge/ laget ‘the team’, and accent circonflex /^/ on the vowel marks that the stressed syllable was produced with pitch accent 2 /’lâge/ lage ‘to make’.