Simple and not-so-simple analysis help needed

Brian MacWhinney macw at andrew.cmu.edu
Fri Sep 14 15:36:03 EDT 2018


Yes, FREQ can count this.  First, you would count all utterances and then you would count only the occurrences of the language precode, such as +s”[- spa]”

In order to count NP’s that are the Subjects of Verbs, you would have to use the %gra line and count instances of the code SUBJ.

—Brian

> On Sep 13, 2018, at 9:16 AM, Cynthia Core <core at gwu.edu> wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> 1 - We are analyzing bilingual language samples and want to count the number of utterances assigned to a particular language - only English, for example.
> 
> Can I use FREQ for that? Or do I need to generate a MOR tier and then do something else?
> 
> 2 - We want to count NPs that govern main verbs. I know I can count nouns and I can count main verbs - but how can I delimit the command so I only get nouns that are the heads of NPs that govern main verbs?
> 
> Thanks for the help - 
> Cynthia
> 
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> Cynthia Core, PhD, CCC-SLP
> Associate Professor
> Department of Speech and Hearing Science
> The George Washington University
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