Computerized Language Analysis (CLAN) from The CHILDES Project

Meakins, Felicity (2007) Computerized Language Analysis (CLAN) from The CHILDES Project. Journal of Language Documentation and Conservation, 1 1: 107-112.

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Author Meakins, Felicity
Title Computerized Language Analysis (CLAN) from The CHILDES Project
Journal name Journal of Language Documentation and Conservation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1934-5275
Publication date 2007-06
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 1
Issue 1
Start page 107
End page 112
Total pages 16
Place of publication Honolulu, HI, United States
Publisher Department of Linguistics, University of Hawaii
Language eng
Formatted abstract
CLAN is an annotation and statistical analysis tool that has a large community of users in the fields of first language acquisition and conversation analysis. It is also a potentially useful tool for the documentation of endangered languages, and offers some functions that are not provided by more popular software, such as ELAN. However, since it was not developed specifically for language documentation, it lacks a number of essential features. Drawing on personal experience, I discuss the pros and cons of this software with respect to its use as a tool for the documentation of endangered languages. It must be noted that any criticisms I have of the software are not intended as commentary on its adequacy as a tool for studies of language acquisition or conversation analysis in well-documented languages.

I began using CLAN while a research assistant with the Aboriginal Child Language project (ACLA)...
Keyword First language acquisition
Language annotation tool
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Languages and Cultures Publications
 
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Created: Thu, 24 Mar 2011, 13:09:46 EST by Dr Felicity Meakins on behalf of School of Languages and Cultures