Simple and not-so-simple analysis help needed

Brian MacWhinney macw at cmu.edu
Fri Sep 14 16:12:22 EDT 2018


Yes, this seems unnecessarily tricky, I agree.  The trick is that you have to add the +y switch, as in 

freq +s"\**" *.cha +y

This looks at all the occurrences of the asterisk, since an asterisk marks every utterance.  The second occurrence of an asterisk separates out speakers.  If you want to merge speakers, you could have 

freq +s"\*%" *.cha +y

And you can add +u if you want a single number for the whole corpus.

--Brian

> On Sep 14, 2018, at 3:41 PM, Cynthia Core <core at gwu.edu> wrote:
> 
> Thank you Brian!
> I’ve asked a few people but no one seems to know how to use FREQ to count utterances.
> I looked around and didn’t fine it either - do I just count the tier prefix MOT and exclude the ones I don’t want?
> I apologize for asking such a basic question!
> Cynthia
> 
> On Friday, September 14, 2018, Brian MacWhinney <macw at andrew.cmu.edu <mailto:macw at andrew.cmu.edu>> wrote:
> 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 <mailto: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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