PhonBank Clinical Polish PCSC Corpus (Polish Cued Speech Corpus of Hearing-Impaired Children)

Anita Lorenc
Institute of Applied Polish Studies
University of Warsaw

Participants: 20
Type of Study: elicited
Location: Kalisz, Poland
Media type: audio

Phon data

CHAT data

The audio files are available via The Language Archive at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen. Users need to register and request permission to get access to the files.

Three ZIP files for the materials are available here.

The handle for the entire collection is here.

Citation information

Trochymiuk A., 2008, Wymowa dzieci niesłyszących. Analiza audytywna i akustyczna (Eng. Pronunciation of hearing-impaired children. Auditive and acoustic analysis) (seria „Komunikacja Językowa i Jej Zaburzenia”, vol. 22), Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS

Trochymiuk A., 2007, VOT and durational properties of selected segments in the speech of deaf and normally hearing children, „Studia Phonetica Posnaniensia”, vol. 8, p. 111–142..

Trochymiuk A., 2005, Realization of the voiced-voiceless contrast by hearing impaired children, „Studia Phonetica Posnaniensia”, vol. 7, p. 75–96.

Trochymiuk A., 2003, Voiced Realisations of Plosives in Word Initial Position by Hearing Impaired Children. Acoustic Phonetics Analysis [in:] Böttger K., Dönninghaus S., Marzari R. (ed.), „Die Welt der Slaven”, Band 16, Beiträge der Europäischen Slavistischen Linguistic, Band 6, München, p. 111–123.

In accordance with TalkBank rules, any use of data from this corpus must be accompanied by at least one of the above references.

Project Description

The project consisted in recording utterance of hearing-impaired children participating in two types of tasks:

Annotation format orthographic transcripts of the utterances in TX format (prompts)
Type of speech elicited utterances of isolated words
Speakers' age 8-12 years
Type of hearing loss sensorineural
Degree of hearing loss profound (18 children) and severe (2)
The moment of hearing loss prelingual
Reason of hearing loss genetic (4), rubella (3), damages (3), reason unknown (10)
Hearing support device used hearing aid
The moment of receiving the hearing aid In most cases between 3-5 years of age
Evaluation of speech intelligibility 24,7%
The presence of other disorders none
Duration of applying the Cued Speech method 3 years minimum
The beginning of speech therapy In most cases: between 3 and 6 years of age
Linguistic Education / Rehabilitation Method Polish adaptation of the Cued Speech method (fonogesty)
Number of children 20 (11 girls and 9 boys)

NameSex Type of task realized
AdDu f gol;opoz;wyr
AdKu m gol;opoz;unknown;wyr
AlJo f gol;opoz;wyr
AnKo f gol;opoz;wyr
AnKs f gol;opoz;wyr
DaLi m gol;opoz;unknown;wyr
DaSz m gol;opoz;wyr
EwWi f gol;opoz;unknown;wyr
KaMi m gol;opoz;wyr
KaPu f gol;opoz;wyr
KrGr m gol;opoz;wyr
MaSi f gol;opoz;wyr
MaSm f gol;opoz;wyr
PaMi f gol;opoz;wyr
PaOs f gol;opoz;wyr
PaPr f gol;opoz;unknown;wyr
RaMr m gol;opoz;unknown;wyr
ToWe m gol;opoz;wyr
ToWl m gol;opoz;wyr
ToWo m opoz;wyr
The file names give the speaker code and the task. All words pronounced in this task are concatenated in one audiofile and one CHAT file. In the CHAT file, the @ID header line gives the gender and age of the speaker.


Yvan Rose and Natalie Penney concatenated the audio files for each subject and task and converted the original transcripts (orthography only) into session-long, audio-linked sets of transcripts in both CHAT and Phon formats. Katarzyna Klessa assisted in data upload procedure and also extracted the recording prompts to text file format.