Olness Corpus

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Gloria Olness
Speech and Hearing Sciences
University of North Texas


Participants: 80
Type of Study: discourse
Location: USA
Media type: audio
DOI: doi:10.21415/T5BC80

Citation information

In accordance with TalkBank rules, any use of data from this corpus must be accompanied by at least one corpus reference. If no corpus specific reference is given, please use the basic AphasiaBank reference:

MacWhinney, B., Fromm, D., Forbes, M. & Holland, A. (2011). AphasiaBank: Methods for studying discourse. Aphasiology, 25,1286-1307.

General Overview

These are non-protocol, audio, elicited discourse data for close to 80 people, 2/3 of whom have aphasia. Approximately half of those with aphasia are African American and half Caucasian.

Most of the media files include discourse, an ethnographic semi-structured interview, and the WAB.

Demographic and test result data are available here.

Transcriptions and recordings are being prepared for uploading.

Usage Restrictions

Participants all gave consent for the demographic and test data to be uploaded onto AphasiaBank, as long as access is password protected and users of the data get approval from Dr. Olness for access. Please write to Gloria.Olness@unt.edu if you are interested in accessing these files.