Detailed diary record of Melissa Bowerman’s (1942-2011) two children’s linguistic development in the form of notes on what was developing and changing in their speech, as they went through the early stages of normal language development in Lawrence, KS. In the 1990s, Bowerman had all her diary notes transcribed for the computer: they appear in this archive as the diary entries for Christy, starting with general developmental observations from the age of 3 months on, in 1970, and for Eva, starting with the first observations of language at 1;0(9) in 1974. As the two children became older, Bowerman focussed on specific error-types she was interested in, and the diary entries became more...
Longitudinal and crossectional study of language contact and change. The study documents the emergence of a new mixed language, LightWarlpiri, and the forces that lead to its development. Light Warlpiri is a systematic combination of elements from Warlpiri and Aboriginal English and Kriol. The study examines variation in adult Warlpiri across age coherts; and similarities and differences between Warlpiri and Light Warlpiri in both adults and children. It also examines children's acquisition of comprehension and production in both Warlpiri and Light Warlpiri. Language contact and child bilingual acquisition in the Lajamanu Community (Australia).
This corpus was recorded between July 1988 and December 1991. Most of the recordings are mother-child interactions, the consist of daily routines such as getting dresses, changing nappies, eating, but also playing, looking at picture books etc.
ASPAM investigates the acquisition of spatial expressions in Marquesan, an East-Polynesian language spoken in French Polynesia (South Pacific). The children's ages range from 3 to 14 years. The data is collected by undertaking a variety of semi-controlled interactive tasks, elicitations of picture stimuli as well as natural mother-child-interactions.
See also: http://126.96.36.199/posters/29/ChenBUCLD2004.pdf
This subcorpus contains transcripts of Children Language Acquisition
The Stern & Stern corpus is a set of diary notes by Clara and Wilhelm Stern on the development of their three children. These data were entered from original hand-written notes into computer files by Werner Deutsch (†), formerly Max- Planck-Institut in Nijmegen and finally corrected and formatted (Max-Planck-Institut in Nijmegen).
L1 Acquisition of Russian.
This elicited production study aims to examine the influence of accessibility on word order preferences in children and adults. Partipants were shown pairs of objects in a container (e.g. an egg and a bed), one of which they had seen and labeled immediately before (e.g. the egg). On being asked to describe what they saw, adults produced descriptions in which the "old" object (seen/labeled earlier) was produced first and the "new" object was produced second (e.g. "egg and bed"). Children, on the other hand, preferred the opposite ordering: new-before-old (e.g. "bed and egg").
More Info: http://www.mpi.nl/babylab/newsletter2003.pdf Page 5.