LINGUIST List 3.542

Tue 30 Jun 1992

FYI: Child Language Word Lists, Endnote, AV Parser

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  1. Jane Edwards, Child Language Word Freq. Listings
  2. Peter Ladefoged, Re: Bibliographic Software
  3. Mark Johnson, AV Parser for MCL 2.0B1p3 available

Message 1: Child Language Word Freq. Listings

Date: Sun, 28 Jun 92 12:23:41 -0Child Language Word Freq. Listings
From: Jane Edwards <edwardscogsci.Berkeley.EDU>
Subject: Child Language Word Freq. Listings

Exhaustive word frequency listings for the 24 main English corpora
of the CHILDES data base are available via anonymous ftp from
cogsci.berkeley.edu (directory name: pub/childes).
They were generated on the post-CHECK version of the data, that is,
the April version, viewed by CHILDES as the finished version
of those data. There are four types of listings.

(1) "words" listings give word frequencies separately for each
speaker (ADA, MOT, URS) and each data sample (arranged by age of child):
over adam01.cha | ADA: 6 | MOT: 3 | URS: 1 |
over adam02.cha | ADA: 8 | MOT: 5 |

(2) "wordsforms" listings give word forms frequencies more compactly (i.e.,
combined across speakers), for scanning to detect possible variants
also needing inclusion in computer searches. For example, the following
are variants of "again" in the Roger Brown data:
 61 a)gain %
 696 again %
 3 gain %
 51 gain(g) %

The two other listings provide (3) statistics on types of comment lines,
and (4) the number of words, number of different words, and number of turns
by each speaker in each data file, for use in adjusting raw word frequencies
for discourse length.

Comments welcome.

-Jane Edwards (edwardscogsci.berkeley.edu)
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Message 2: Re: Bibliographic Software

Date: Sun, 28 Jun 92 14:39 PDT
From: Peter Ladefoged <IDU0PNLMVS.OAC.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: Re: Bibliographic Software

We have been using EndNote on the Mac for some time at the UCLA Phonetics Lab
and have over 3,800 references (mainly on phonetics) if anybody would like
to swap bibliographies
Peter Ladefoged idu0pnluclamvs.bitnet
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Message 3: AV Parser for MCL 2.0B1p3 available

Date: Mon, 29 Jun 92 15:56:38 +0AV Parser for MCL 2.0B1p3 available
From: Mark Johnson <markadler.ims.uni-stuttgart.de>
Subject: AV Parser for MCL 2.0B1p3 available


The AV Parser, demo'ed at last year's LSA meeting by Sam Bayer, has been
ported to MCL 2.0B1p3. No new functionality has been added in the port,
but the graphics interface has been completely rewritten to use CLOS.
It is avaiulable by anonymous ftp from cambridge.apple.com.

For further information, send mail to mjcs.brown.edu.

Thanks,

Mark Johnson.
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