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ERIC Number: EJ1140184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0009
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Wordbank: An Open Repository for Developmental Vocabulary Data
Frank, Michael C.; Braginsky, Mika; Yurovsky, Daniel; Marchman, Virginia A.
Journal of Child Language, v44 n3 p677-694 May 2017
The MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories (CDIs) are a widely used family of parent-report instruments for easy and inexpensive data-gathering about early language acquisition. CDI data have been used to explore a variety of theoretically important topics, but, with few exceptions, researchers have had to rely on data collected in their own lab. In this paper, we remedy this issue by presenting Wordbank, a structured database of CDI data combined with a browsable web interface. Wordbank archives CDI data across languages and labs, providing a resource for researchers interested in early language, as well as a platform for novel analyses. The site allows interactive exploration of patterns of vocabulary growth at the level of both individual children and particular words. We also introduce wordbankr, a software package for connecting to the database directly. Together, these tools extend the abilities of students and researchers to explore quantitative trends in vocabulary development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory
Grant or Contract Numbers: BCS1528526