PhonBank Clinical English Bernhardt Corpus

Barbara May Bernhardt
School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
University of British Columbia


Participants: 6
Type of Study: longitudinal treatment study
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Media type: not available
DOI: doi:10.21415/T5FS35

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Project Description

Recordings for this project were carried out in a quiet room at a health centre. The data represent pre-intervention data (Sample 1), and 3 post-treatment samples. Three 6-week treatment blocks (three sessions per week) were conducted by Barbara May Bernhardt as her doctoral research and were based on nonlinear phonological analysis and treatment methods. Each child can be considered its own single case study although conditions were held constant and counterbalanced across subjects, and data were compared across subjects. Utterances were elicited in a play-based situation with toys and pictures in reaction to a 164-word list (Bernhardt, 1990 list). The productions are coded as spontaneous single words (no code), echoic (imitated) single words (E), delayed echoic single words (DE), prompted echoic single words (PE), self-echoic words (SE, DSE) and finally, words transcribed from connected speech (C).

Participant Name*Date of BirthAge RangeNumber of
Subject 1 (Charles)1982-06-07 5;10-6;044M
Subject 2 (Blair)1984-03-074;02-4;094M
Subject 3 (Jeremy)1985-04-073;04-3;104M
Subject 4 (Sean)1985-02-073;06-4;004M
Subject 5 (Gordon)1982-04-076;02-6;084M
Subject 6 (Chrissie)1985-07-072;10-3;044F
*Names are pseudonyms that appear in certain papers and books. The day of birth is fictitious in order to preserve confidentiality. The study was conducted as a doctoral dissertation project in 1988-1989 with the approval of the University of British Columbia Behavioural Research Ethics Board. The BREB approval number is no longer available, but a large portion of the same data are available in the dissertation which is freely available at