We have updated our list of download and tutorial links for software and tools. When you follow the links for ELAN, R, CHAT/CLAN, you will also find updates.
- Stephen Crain (early language development)
- Carmen Munoz (second language learning and teaching)
- Loraine Obler (language loss, ageing and impairment)
We will post more details nearer to the time
We had some great discussions in our Language Games Club and after Birgit Hellwig’s Talk about Child Language Documentation in Papua New Guinea. Lots of new ideas for language games and their use in linguistic fieldwork with children and adults. Here are the slides for the talk.
Tomorrow, 18.3.2015, 17:00-19:00, TC2.6/7, University of Essex, we will have a talk about an exciting child language project (see more info below). Birgit Hellwig, our speaker will also be around for a couple of days. Before her talk (12:00-14:00), she will join our Language Games Club to discuss how she can use language games in her project (Social Space, Department of Language and Linguistics).
Child language documentation: A pilot study among the Qaqet Baining of Papua New Guinea
Birgit Hellwig, University of Cologne, Germany
Language documentation aims to create a “comprehensive record of the linguistic practices characteristic of a given speech community” (Himmelmann 1998: 166). In actual practice, our focus tends to be on adult speech practices, and we know little about the contexts in which children become socialised and learn to speak, about the language(s) used with and around children, and about the outputs that are produced by children…
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In this week’s language games club meeting, we learned how you can document and analyse data from language games (and other language production data) using the multi-media annotation tool ELAN, the CHAT-Transcription conventions of the CHILDES database and the CLAN associated with this database. If you want to learn more about these tools, please have a look at our handouts.