Methods Include

Video recordings of naturally occurring interactions in families, ie. adults and children talking; children playing with each other.

Elicited production of stories told from picture stimuli.

Picture book stimuli - children and adults tell a story following the pictures. Speakers are free to use their own words to tell the story how they want to.

A comprehension task is used to evaluate how children process the competing cues of word order and ergative case marking in their two primary languages, Light Warlpiri and Warlpiri.

To get a download link to the picture books, please contact Carmel.O'

Please cite as: O’Shannessy, Carmel 2004 The Monster Stories: Picture stimuli for elicited production. (Unpublished series.) Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

The Monster Story

The Guitar Story

The Bicycle Story

The Child Who Ran Away Story

The Sick Woman Story

The Bush Coconut Story

The Horse and The Cow Story

The Emu Story

Carmel O'Shannessy

The emu story is designed to elicit dual and plural subject and object pronouns. Please cite it as: O’Shannessy, Carmel 2003 The Emu Story. Illustrated by David Lemay. (Unpublished.) Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics: Nijmegen.

A Comprehension Task

in which children and adults saw two events each with two animate participants. In each event one participant performed an action on the other. The children heard a sentence and pointed to one of the events. These stimuli are available on request.

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