ChialFlahive Corpus

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Michael Chial
Communicative Disorders
University of Wisconsin- Madison


Michael Flahive
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Saint Xavier University


Participants: various participants with aphasia, some controls (REN folder) -- see below for specific information
Type of Study: various discourse tasks (see below)
Location: USA
Media type: video
DOI: doi:10.21415/T5HW2F

Citation information

In accordance with TalkBank rules, any use of data from this corpus must be accompanied by at least one corpus reference. If none is given, please use the primary AphasiaBank reference:
MacWhinney, B., Fromm, D., Forbes, M. & Holland, A. (2011). AphasiaBank: Methods for studying discourse. Aphasiology, 25,1286-1307.

General Overview

These materials were generated at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, in three aphasia support groups in Raleigh, NC (Triangle Aphasia Groups), and in the private practice of James F. Naas, Ph.D., in Owensboro, KY. There are several sets of files:

5min: 5-minute narrative samples from eight speakers with aphasia.

Calvin Interview: interview activities with eight persons having aphasia and their spouses/friends. These interviews range from nearly 15 minutes in length to 25 minutes. They include “peanut butter and jelly” sandwich narratives, cookie theft responses and conversation directed at the individual’s stroke and their recovery.

CalvinCookies: 5 samples of the “Cookie Theft” narrative extracted for stand-alone purposes.

RICinterview: entire interviews with 10 individuals. These conversations included the peanut butter and jelly task, story re-tell task and conversation about their strokes and recovery. They range in length from just under 10 minutes to more than 30 minutes each.

RICsandwich: 10 individuals specifically responding to the peanut butter and jelly sandwich narrative task.

OtherPWA. These are materials from folks who may be of interest to you. They are not as long as samples in the other folders, but individuals who we believe are interesting.

IU: snippets of communication behaviors of PWA divided into fifteen different categories. These were developed to allow instructors access to multiple samples of important examples of clinical behavior. These categorization activities were supervised by Laura Murray, Ph.D., and Laura Karcher, M.A., both of Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

REN: These folders contains samples of persons from Saint Xavier University’s Renaissance Academy, an on-campus senior citizen group. Renaissance Academy members volunteered to provide various narrative samples for the SIMPLE Project. These are normal older adult samples. Work was completed in April, 2006. Renaissance Academy materials include three subfolders. "Cookie" includes 14 talkers describing the "Cookie Theft" picture. "Retell" includes 10 talkers retelling the"Lost Wallet" story from the Arizona Battery for Communication Disorders in Dementia (Bayles & Tomoeda, 1993). "Interview" includes 1 transcript and movie of an interview with 9 separate participants who discuss a variety of topics and do a variety of tasks.