Speech Corpora

Chilean Spanish Child-Caregiver Corpus

The Chilean Spanish Child-Caregiver Corpus contains approximately 260 hours of conversational interactions between 52 Chilean children and their caregivers and approximately 52 hours of Chilean adult-to-adult conversations. The recordings were collected from May through August both in 2008 and 2009, with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF #BCS-1061805). These data are part of a larger collaborative project with Cristina Schmitt (Michigan State University), which compares acquisition of grammatical morphology in contexts of unreliable input. This project also includes a corpus of Mexican child and caregiver speech.

Dominican Spanish Child-Caregiver Corpus

The Dominican Spanish Child-Caregiver Corpus contains approximately 160 hours of conversational interactions between 40 Dominican children and their caregivers and approximately 40 hours of Dominican adult-to-adult conversations. The recordings were collected from May through July both in 2014 and 2015 with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF #BCS-1322763).

Experimental Methods

We use a variety of methods, including Picture Description Tasks, Act out Tasks, Story Reading, and Eye Tracking