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VP-Kids v.9   [***Proto - in progress - research under way***]       [See lists ]       [Get random selections here ]    
What is it?: Classic or BNC versions of VP are weak for identifying lexical growth in young children (Horst & Collins, 2006), especially in the crucial K-2 phase. VP-Kids matches children's texts against 10 modified 250-word lists generalized from several empirical studies of children's oral productions (Murphy 1957; Johnson 1971; Hopkins 1979; Moe et al 1982) by Stemach & Williams.
Input mode A: Text <2000 words Title:

Boy-Dog-Frog story [PDF]
DEMOS (new Jan 2011):
NS1 4yr-6mo | NS2 5yr-1mo | NS2 6yr-1mo | NS2 7yr-1mo | ELL1 5yr-0mo | ELL1 6yr-0mo |
      Demos from other VPs: SPEECH Adults Kids          

Exceptions: Words to recategorize as 1k (e.g. proper nouns). [Dbl-click in textarea items] [↑ Shared by both input modes ↓]

Input mode B: Upload larger text files (To max 1.5 MB, depends on traffic, processor, etc)
1. own drive for file; and then     2.  

VP concept - Laufer & Nation; lists - Stemach and Williams Word Express: The first 2500 words of spoken English (Novato, CA: Academic Therapy, 1988); Frog story - Mercer Mayer (NY: Dial, 1967)