The Klára’s START team consists (or has consisted) of Jakub Sláma Jakub Sláma, Kamila Homolková (until August 2021), Petra Čechová (from September 2021), Jolana Kohoutková (from October 2021) and Anna Chromá (from April 2022). The role of expert consultant of the project is fulfilled by Filip Smolík. The whole team is working on two research areas: firstly, selected measures of general language maturity and their adaptation for use on Czech (corpus) data; and secondly, morphological annotation of CoCzeFLA. Among the language maturity measures, the project focuses on different ways of measuring average utterance length (in words, syllables and morphemes) and the Index of Productive Syntax (IPSyn) measure, which was adapted to Czech for the first time in the project. Both the LABELS2018 corpus and the Chroma corpus are used to compare the different measures. Child utterances in the Chroma corpus are morphologically tagged using semi-automatic annotation (using the MorphoDiTa tool).
Radek’s XMASS research group under the PRIMUS project focuses on the syntax and semantics of wh-constructs from different perspectives. Among other things, their use is verified on children’s data in the Chroma corpus. The analysis of wh-constructs in the children’s corpus is the focus of Klára Matiasovitsová’s research. She verifies the hypothesis that children acquire wh-constructions according to the hierarchy of questions > embedded questions > correlatives > headless / light-headed relational sentences > headed relational sentences. She also investigates the relationship between children’s acquisition of these constructions and their frequency in child-centred speech.