This collection is comprised of diaries created by Susan R. Braunwald documenting her second child's acquisition of American
English between late infancy (8-months) and early childhood (50-months). The diaries are redacted photocopied versions that
are otherwise exact copies of the originals. The handwritten diaries contain information about an inclusive process of language
acquisition that encompasses pragmatics, semantics, and syntax and is considered the "most complete diary in existence of
one child's development of complex syntax." The daily entries from 12-to-48 months including detailed contextual and developmental
notes make these data useful for research in child language and more broadly in many academic disciplines.
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Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their
heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
The collection is open for research.