PhonBank English Goad Corpus

Heather Goad
McGill University


Participants: 2
Type of Study: naturalistic, longitudinal
Location: Canada
Media type: audio
DOI: doi:10.21415/T5GC9M

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Citation information

Parsons, Jennifer. 2006. Positional Effects in Phonological Development: A Case Study. Memorial University of Newfoundland M.A. Thesis.

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Project Description

Participant NameAge RangeSessionsSex

The child participants in this project are Julia and Sonya, who were monolingual anglophones at the time of the study. Julia was born and recorded in Montreal over 41 sessions between 1;05.17 and 3;06.18. Sonya was born and recorded in Montreal over 25 sessions between 1;09.13 and 2;10.27. The children were recorded in their homes in a naturalistic setting, generally in the absence of siblings, approximately every second week. During the recordings, the children typically looked at picture books and played with toys. The interviewer encouraged spontaneous word productions by the child and repeated the words produced by the child to facilitate identification of data for extraction and transcription.

The recordings were made using an analog recording machine and a multidirectional microphone, which was set up near the child on a foamy cushion the floor to reduce interfering noises from movements and toys. The tapes were digitized in 16 bit sample size at a rate of 22050 kHz.


The data were collected under an FCAR grant to Heather Goad. Please feel free to contact the contributor in case you have questions.