LINGUIST List 27.1897
Mon Apr 25 2016
Qs: Measures of Development
Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>
Mark Brenchley <schlemihl
Measures of Development E-mail this message to a friend
I am looking to build, analyse, and ultimately make available a densely-sampled corpus of my son's linguistic development, beginning at around 8 months.
To this end, I am looking to get a sense of all the available instruments and measures that would be potentially useful in tracking his development. These would be either linguistic (e.g. Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, the MacArthur-Bates Index, the Oxford Index, MTLD, VocD) or non-linguistic (e.g. Bayley scales). Ideally, these would also be corpus-based instruments or instruments suitable for application in a naturalistic environment.
My son is British, so instruments designed for this particular context would also be ideal. However, it would also be interesting to get a sense of how the range of measures varies according to the national setting; provided they are applicable to English-speakers.
I will, of course, provide a summary of the feedback to Linguist List.
Any help and advice here would be much appreciated.
With best wishes, and thanks,
Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
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