A flexible and reproducible interface to CHILDES

The childes-db project is an open database storing child language datasets from CHILDES in a well-documented, easily accessible, tabular format. It also provides a versioning system for corpora and tools to facilitate reproducible research with child language corpora. Researchers can now interface with CHILDES through interactive visualizations, the childesr R package, the childespy Python package, or directly through MySQL.

For a complete overview along with examples, refer to our paper in Behavior Research Methods.

New in 2020.1

2020.1 includes coverage for corpora from Phonbank as well as CHILDES. We have also released a Python package to facilitate the use of CHILDES from Python.