An R package containing data from 14 English North American corpora of child language samples available for free in the Child Language Data Exchange System (CHILDES) (https://childes.talkbank.org).
This package contains data from 14 corpora in CHILDES:
This subset of corpora was chosen based on the following criteria:
Part of the Eng-NA section of CHILDES
Sufficient information about the details of the study and corpus is available
36-96 months old
English as first and primary language
No reported gross sensory impairments (e.g. hearing impairment), congenital defects, developmental disabilities, or atypical development
No significant/regular exposure to another language (i.e. 75 consistent exposure to a language other than English)
Language Sampling Procedure
Naturalistic and unscripted elicitations (in either naturalistic or laboratory settings)
One-on-one conversations (e.g. child-examiner conversations or parent-child conversations)
Can be child-child conversations as long as both children meet the participant requirements
No conversations amongst a group of children
No reading from books, etc.
No restricted vocabulary that is caused by the structure of the study or the experiment design
e.g. no samples of free play sesssions for multiple participants that each involve the same set of experimenter-provided toys
No structured speech
e.g. speech from an interview that has been tailored for a specific experimental interest(s)
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