Edited by Thomas Schmidt and Kai Wörner
[Hamburg Studies on Multilingualism 14] 2012
► pp. 97–106
Corpora of spoken Spanish by simultaneous and successive German-Spanish bilingual and Spanish monolingual children
This article describes a database of Spanish recorded speech comprised of four corpora. The corpora contain cross-sectional data of Spanish spoken in contact with German. The first corpus, ALCE-BLA (Bilingual Language Acquisition at school age), is comprised of the utterances of 23 Spanish-German simultaneous bilingual children living in Germany and attending the Spanish complementary school at the first level. The second corpus, Phon-cL2, contains the utterances of 15 German children who have learned (or are learning) Spanish after the age of 2;0. The third corpus, Madrid-PhonBLA, contains utterances of 71 Spanish-German simultaneous bilingual children from Madrid (Spain). The fourth corpus, PhonMAS, contains utterances of monolingual Spanish children, who have been recorded with the purpose to be compared with the bilingual corpora.