Hanne Gram Simonsen
Linguistics, University of Oslo
|Type of Study:||naturalistic|
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Two children, a girl, Nora (2;3 to 3;5) and a boy, Tomas (2;0 to 4;1) were recorded in connection with a doctoral project on child phonology over the years 1985-1989. Both children were monolingual speakers of the Oslo dialect of Norwegian, as were their parents. Nora was recorded over 6 sessions between 2;3 and 3;5, while Tomas was recorded over 7 sessions between 2;0 and 4;1. Both children were firstborns, with younger siblings born during the period of recording. The children were recorded in their homes in Oslo in a naturalistic setting, always with the researcher and often also with the mother present. During the recording sessions the children looked at picture books and played with toys. The books and toys were chosen to elicit words to represent all the Norwegian speech sounds in different positions and contexts. The researcher encouraged spontaneous word productions from the child, often through pointing to pictures and toys and repeating the child’s words.
The recordings were made using an analog tape recorder with a multidirectional microphone placed on the table. The tapes were later digitized and finally transferred into an MP3 format.