Question about flucalc in bilingual samples

Shelley Brundage brundage at gwu.edu
Wed Apr 4 16:45:24 EDT 2018


hi Leonid,
I have a follow up question
I am getting the same number of words from FLUCALC and FREQ. so does that
mean that freq doesn't distinguish words of one language, either?

On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 4:39 PM, Leonid Spektor <spektor at andrew.cmu.edu>
wrote:

> Shelley,
>
> 1. at this time FLUCALC does not distinguish between words of one language
> versus another. FLUCALC considers all text as one.
>
> 2. means that there were no bullets in a file from which total time value
> could be computed. If you files does have bullets, then please email it to
> me for testing.
>
>
> Leonid.
>
> On Apr 4, 2018, at 16:15, Shelley Brundage <brundage at gwu.edu> wrote:
>
> hello Chibolts,
> I am analyzing some data from bilingual children. The CHAT files have both
> English and Spanish words in them. In the Spanish files, the English words
> have been tagged with "@s". I have two questions about running flucalc for
> Spanish:
>
> 1. the MOR words output in the flucalc spreadsheet seems to be counting
> both Spanish and English words in the samples, rather than just the Spanish
> ones. I thought that tagging the English words in the Spanish files meant
> that they would be ignored in Spanish counts, but that does not appear to
> have happened (I cross-checked word count with FREQ). Is there a way to
> count just the Spanish words for flucalc?
>
> 2. In some instances the flucalc output says that words per minute is N/A.
> Does this mean that there were not enough utterances to calculate WPM? if
> so, what is the necessary number of utterances for this?
>
> Thank you
>
> Shelley
>
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