coding multiple successive non-speech utterances

Leonid Spektor spektor at andrew.cmu.edu
Fri Feb 15 14:15:10 EST 2019


Lise,

You must have an older version of CLAN. Newer CLAN does not report error for the "*CHI:	&=squeals [x 9]." tier. Please make sure that you have the latest CLAN. If you still have problem, then please email to me directly the file that has the problem.


Leonid.

> On Feb 15, 2019, at 12:46, Brian MacWhinney <macw at andrew.cmu.edu> wrote:
> 
> Dear Lise,
> 
>      It appears that our other checker (Chatter) accepts this.  So, it is just a problem with CHECK.  I will see if Leonid can remove this constraint in CHECK.  By the way,  doesn't this remind you of the subject of:
> 
> Menn, L., & MacWhinney, B. (1984). The repeated morph constraint: Toward an explanation. Language, 19, 519-541. 
> 
> I always wanted the title of that article to be "Enough is enough".  So why do we have to write &=squeals nine times?
> 
> -- Brian MacWhinney, Teresa Heinz Professor of Cognitive Psychology, LTI and Modern Languages, CMU
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> On Feb 15, 2019, at 12:33 PM, lise menn <lisemenn62 at gmail.com <mailto:lisemenn62 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> 
>> CHAT allows an abbreviated coding for repeated speech utterances (no, no, no, no) but the same coding convention is rejected for non-speech.
>> 
>> In particular:
>> 
>> CHI squeals nine times in a row, but Check rejects the line 
>> *CHI:	&=squeals [x 9].
>> 
>> Can I code this without re-repeating the line  *CHI:	&=squeals.  ?
>> 
>> Thanks, Lise
>> 
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