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.
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- CHAT Transcriptions
- CLAN Data Analysis Tools
- MOR Semi-Automatic Morphological Annotation
ChildFreq is a tool that lets you extract word frequencies from the CHILDES database: http://childfreq.sumsar.net/
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: http://childes-db.stanford.edu/. Further information about R can be found on the info page about R and statistical analysis.
- Official CLAN Webpage (see also under “Teaching Ressources”): http://childes.talkbank.org/
- Installation: http://www.flloc.soton.ac.uk/win_walkthrough.html
- Sonja Eisenbeiss:
Eisenbeiss (2011): Analyses of Child-Directed Speech (using CLAN)
Eisenbeiss (2009): Using CHILDES and CLAN for Student Projects
Eisenbeiss et al. (2013): Collecting Reaction-Time and Eye-Movement Measurements outside the Traditional Lab-Setting, Using DMDX, ELAN, and CHAT/CLAN
- Brian MacWhinney: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2012/IMG/tut/programme/CHILDES.pdf
- Some people use the multimedia annotation and transcription tool ELAN in combination with CLAN/CHAT.