LINGUIST List 14.485

Tue Feb 18 2003

Qs: Orthographic Conversions, Babbling Corpora

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  1. Kutz Arrieta, Orthographic symbols conversions
  2. Lynne Murphy, Q: Babbling corpora

Message 1: Orthographic symbols conversions

Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 06:23:41 +0000
From: Kutz Arrieta <>
Subject: Orthographic symbols conversions

Is there a table available for symbol conversions of the type:
''umlaut ''u'' in German can be written as ''ue''''?

I would need this for all languages. 
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Message 2: Q: Babbling corpora

Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 16:27:33 -0000
From: Lynne Murphy <>
Subject: Q: Babbling corpora

On behalf of a student, I'm looking for readily available (preferably
transcribed) corpora of infant babbling. She is hoping to compare
babbling in (Saudi) Arabic and English, but we're interested in
finding whatever babbling data we can for comparison.

Looking through the CHILDES database handbook, the children involved
tend not to be recorded until at least over one year old and often not
until later. Since my student is interested in looking at younger
children, we've not noticed anything appropriate there, but it could
be that we're overlooking something or that there's babbling info in
more recent additions to the database. So if you'd like to suggest
the CHILDES database, we'd appreciate it if you could point out which
data sets in particular have a lot of babbling data.

Best wishes,

Lynne Murphy

Dr M Lynne Murphy
Lecturer in Linguistics

School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QH
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