Guide to the Child Phonology Collection ARS.0108

Finding aid prepared by Franz Kunst
Archive of Recorded Sound
Braun Music Center
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Stanford University
Stanford, California, 94305-3076
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Child Phonology Collection
Dates: 1972-1978
Collection number: ARS.0108
Creator: Stanford University. Dept. of Linguistics.
Collection size: 6 boxes : 298 open reel tapes (225 5" reels, 73 7" reels) ; 3 folders
Repository: Archive of Recorded Sound
Abstract: Open reel tape recordings produced in a study on speech sound production in children.
Language of Material: Multiple languages


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Preferred Citation

Child Phonology Collection, ARS-0108. Courtesy of the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


This finding aid was produced with generous financial support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Scope and Contents

The Child Phonology Collection consists of open reel tape recordings produced in a study on speech sound production in children. The Child Phonology Project was conducted by Stanford's Department of Linguistics and the Hearing and Speech Sciences division of Stanford University Medical Center. Four-year-old subjects were recorded in a sound-isolated room at the Stanford Speech Research Laboratory pronouncing short utterances in English, Spanish, and Cantonese. These recordings were then analyzed in various ways. Several studies were conducted based on this collected data; the binders in the collection contain transcription sheets, notes, interviews, and release forms for a Voice-Onset-Time (VOT) Study.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Child development
English language--Phonology.
Cantonese dialects--Phonology.
Spanish language--Phonology.

Box 6, Box 4, Box 5, Box 2, Box 3, Box 1


Physical Description: 298 open reel tapes
Box 1

Binders 1976-1978

Physical Description: 3 folders