DARCLE: Daylong Audio Recordings of Children's Linguistic Environments


DARCLE is a group of researchers who collect and/or analyze Daylong Audio Recordings of Children's Linguistic Environments. Some of us are practitioners, others researchers at universities or other public domains, or researchers at companies. We work on a variety of languages and countries (members in USA, Canada, UK, France, Finland, Australia). We are defined by the hope of gaining through collaboration, that is, by sharing expertise and knowledge, and cooperating in the creation of common tools and resources. We are open to people doing any kind of dense recordings (usually audio) as long as their own goals align with ours.

NEW Call for abstracts (download PDF)
Please consider submitting an abstract to attend the upcoming 171st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Louisville, KY, USA, 13-17 May 2019. We are organizing two special sessions (below) dedicated to the acoustics of child-directed speech and the perception of child-directed speech, broadly defined. 20-minute lectures are planned for each session, accompanied by a general poster session and a final panel discussion.

Session descriptions:
(1) "Acoustic Phonetic Properties of Infant-and-Child Directed Speech" Studies of the acoustic properties of the speech signal directed to infants and young children, especially how these properties may vary as a function of characteristics of the speaker and addressee, including but not limited to age, communication abilities, and language experience.
(2) "Perception of Speech Directed Toward Infants and Children" Recent research addressing how infants and children respond to and benefit from infant-directed speech and how this is influenced by diverse factors including, age, language experience, testing methods, and specific properties of this speech register
Please contact the organizers with questions.
Many thanks, Laura Dilley, Linda Polka, and Mark VanDam

Recent workshop:

05-06 July, 2018, Paris, France
Learning Language in Humans and Machines.
Invited speakers:

Recent workshop:

06-08 October, 2017, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, "Many Paths to Language" 2017. Invited on the program include Damian Blasi (Univ Zurich), Erika Hoff (Florida Atlantic Univ), and Elena Lieven (Univ Manchester)

Recent tutorial:

17 July 2017, Lyon, France, "HomeBank tutorial", at IASCL 2017. (Program and materials to be announced.)

Recently published:

VanDam, M., Warlaumont, A. S., Bergelson, E., Cristia, A., Soderstrom, M., De Palma, P., & MacWhinney, B. (2016). HomeBank, an online repository of daylong child-centered audio recordings. Seminars in Speech and Language, 37: 128-142. doi:10.1055/s-0036-1580745

Open Access download available HERE

Email the webmaster: mark.vandam |at| wsu |dot| edu
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