CHILDES Database, CHAT Transcriptions, and CLAN Tools

The CHILDES database contains the largest collection of child language data sets and offers both its own annotation and analysis tools (CLAN) and an interface to the programming language R, which can be used for replicable statistical analyses.


Mailing List:


  • CHAT Transcriptions
  • CLAN Data Analysis Tools
  • MOR Semi-Automatic Morphological Annotation

Frequency Information:
ChildFreq is a tool that lets you extract word frequencies from the CHILDES database:

CLAN and Statistical Analysis with R:
The CHILDES webpage now offers an interface that allows users to make use of the statistical analysis options of R: Further information about R can be found on the info page about R and statistical analysis.

CLAN tutorials:

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