Edinburgh infant language corpus



A naturalistic speech corpus collected from 48 infants (from 9 to 21 months) and their caregivers


This corpus was collected as part of the project entitled 'The role of baby-talk words in early language' funded by the ESRC in order to investigate the relationship between the phonological profile of the lexical input infants receive and their subsequent lexical development. The corpus consists of audio-recordings made at the home of 48 infants in naturally occurring interaction between the infants and their caregivers (primarily their parents) when the infants were 9, 15 and 21 months of age. The recordings are currently being transcribed in CHAT format and will be made available through the CHILDES system. In addition to the recordings, the infants' vocabulary knowledge has been assessed through parental reporting (using a CDI questionnaire) at each of the 3 age points.
Date made available3 Mar 2016
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh
Temporal coverageSep 2013 - Jun 2015
Date of data productionSep 2013 - Jun 2015

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