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1.

What is CHILDES?

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Child

System

Exchange

Data

Language


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CHIldLanguageDataExchangeSystem

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2.

Why we need CHILDES?

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Because…..

You want to study what I say You want to investigate languages

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CHILDES provides

Tools for studying

conversational interactions


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3.

Who started CHILDES?

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Found in 1984

Concord MA

Department of Psychology,Carnegie Mellon University


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The team

Contact

macw@cmu.edu

ProgrammersLeonid Spektor Franklin Chen

DirectorBrian MacWhinney


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members

4,500


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corpora

130



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4.

Why we need a lot of data with CHILDES?

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We needs

LOTS of DATA.

WHY?

Universals

and

Differences

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5.

Where is CHILDES?

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http://childes.psy.cmu.edu

visit CHILDES website at


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6.

How can I get the latest info of CHILDES?

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7.

What are the tools provided by CHILDES?

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The CHILDES system provides tools for studying conversational interactions, including

Programs for transcript analysis

Transcript database

Methods for linguistic coding

Systems for audio and video linking


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8. conversational interactions, including

What related

software do I need?

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Quicktime player conversational interactions, including

Adobereader

Unicode fonts: Arial FixedSys

Winzip

BEFORE installing, you should have

To read the media files

To view the Manual

To unzip the corpus

To display the characters


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Download unicode fonts - conversational interactions, includingSTEP ONE


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Download unicode fonts - conversational interactions, includingSTEP TWO


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Download unicode fonts - conversational interactions, includingSTEP THREE


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9. conversational interactions, including

Where is the CHILDES program?

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The program available at CHILDES conversational interactions, including

is called

CLAN


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Download CLAN conversational interactions, including


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ClanX + ClanXu conversational interactions, including

UnixClan

ClanWin

4 versions are available

 versions  No longer supported


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9. conversational interactions, including

I want to install CLAN to my Windows. HOW ?

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updated frequently conversational interactions, including

download new version

Download CLAN at ” Program and Database ” Section.

Getting Started @ Windows

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Double click the *.exe file downloaded and follow the instructions given by InstallShield

After Download

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10. instructions given by InstallShield

I have CLAN now. What should I do?

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CHAT Transcript System: instructions given by InstallShieldHow to record the conversation in a standard format at CHILDES.

CLAN Program Manual:How to use the CLAN program

Download the Manual for details


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11. instructions given by InstallShield

I just want to study the available language database.How?

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View the corpus using WebData instructions given by InstallShield

You can download the corpus and run the transcript in your local machine in this page.

1. Unzip the corpus into folders

2. Use CLAN program to open the *.CHA files.

TWO ways to view the data


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Download the audio and video files here and place them in the same folder of the transcripts..

Download the bilingual corpus here.

Local Transcripts


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On Window, right the same folder of the transcripts..

click the mouse >> save target as >> choose the directory for this zip file. On Mac, click the link and it will save automatically.

e.g. Download YipMatthews bilingual corpus


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Unzip the downloaded corpus by right click the mouse >> extract here

Unzip the corpus files

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Unzip the corpus files extract here

1. After extraction, folders, which contains *.cha under names of children being investigated, will place inside a folder.

2. Each folder contains *.cha files, which are transcripts of the bilingual children.

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%mor=morphological tier, list parts of speech extract here

“n” is NOUN, “PL” is plural, so “friends” is a plural noun

FAT=Father, he is saying “what’s bear doing?”

CHI=children, saying “writing a letter, letter”

Zoom inside a transcript



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12. extract here

How can I read transcripts together with audio & video files?

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2. Open the CHA file Click Mode >>Sonic Mode>>Locate the audio file.

1. Put the corresponding audio and *.cha files in the same folder

4. Either use Esc+8 OR

Click Mode >> Continuous playback

3. Audio Wave of the sound file will pop up inside the CLAN window.

Playback with audio file

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2. Open the CHA file Click Mode >>Sonic Mode>>Locate the video file.

1. Put corresponding video files and *.cha files in the same folder

3. Video Player will pop up inside the CLAN window.

4. Either use Esc+8 OR

Click Mode >> Continuous playback

Playback with video file

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13. video file.

I want to search words/ language structure from various corpus for research. HOW?

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1. Click Window >> Commands video file.

Or Ctrl+D

2. Type the Command here

Command window


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basically composed of video file.3 subparts

Target file name)

(ended with .cha or .cex )

Command Name

Basic structure of the Commands

freq +t*CHI 0042.cha

mlu +t*MOT 0042.cha

Tier(s)

(started with +t )


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14. video file.

Can you introduce me some useful COMMANDS?

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A. MLU video file.

stands for

Mean Length Utterance

The ratio of morphemes over utterances


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mlu +t*CHI *.cha video file.

1. Click “WORKING” Locate the files/folder here by clicking SELECT DIRECTORY

2. TYPE

3. Click “RUN”


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B. FREQ video file.

stands for

Frequency

Count numbers of words used in selected files+Calculate the type– token ratio (a measure of lexical diversity)


Freq t chi filename cha l.jpg
freq +t*CHI video file.(filename).cha

1. Click “WORKING” Locate the files/folder here by clicking SELECT DIRECTORY

2. TYPE

3. Click “RUN”


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C. Kwal video file.

is for

Keyword and Line searching

Search data for user-specified words +Output those keywords in context.


Kwal t chi t mor s but filename cha l.jpg

You want to search the file with the word “BUT” video file.

kwal +t*CHI +t%mor +s”but” (filename).cha

1. Click “WORKING”. Locate the files/folder here by clicking SELECT DIRECTORY

2. TYPE

3. Click “RUN”


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D. Combo video file.

is used for

Combination search

A powerful program that searches the data for specified combinations of words or character strings.


Combo t chi s what is filename cha l.jpg

You want to search file with the word “what”+”is” video file.

combo +t*CHI +s”what^is” (filename).cha

1. Click “WORKING” Locate the files/folder here by clicking SELECT DIRECTORY

2. TYPE

3. Click “RUN”


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example video file.

+s “xx^xx” - search for specific combinations of words OR character strings

  • combo +t*MOT +s"kitty^kitty" 0042.cha

  • kwal +sbunny -w2 +w2 0042.cha

-w* and +w* options for number of text lines included before and after the search words.

For more information on commands

details


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15. video file.

WOW! Can I create a language corpus for my own kids with CHILDES?

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YES!!!


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digitalized video file.

audio/video files in computer

This is the Work Flow

CHILD/INFORMANT

record

Sound / Video data

transcribe

TEXT

RUNCHECK @ CLAN

link

“Esc-L”

CLAN

sound+video+transcript  corpus


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16. video file.

What about the details? e.g. how to record data, digitalize the sounds & video?

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http://childes.psy.cmu.edu video file.

Visit

CHILDES SYSTEM OVERVIEW- ADVANCE -

Coming soon!


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This introduction was produced by video file.

Uta Lam using materials derived from

the CHILDES website

AND

the Bilingual Child Language Corpus

contributed to CHILDES by

Virginia Yip (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

and Stephen Matthews (University of Hong Kong).

Special Thanks to

Brian MacWhinney, Virginia Yip, Stephen Matthew

Contact me at utalam@hotmail.comApril 2007

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