EFFE-On: Escreves como falas - Falas como escreves?

Online corpus of writing and speech of children in the early years of schooling

EFFE-On is a corpus that brings together written and speech data of children in the early years of schooling. It is based on the project “EFFE - Escreves como Falas - Falas como Escreves?” (Do you write as you speak Do you speak as you write?) which started being developed in 2012 at Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa (CLUL). Data are collected according to systematic methodological procedures and consist of descriptions of controlled stimuli images. The corpus was created in the ©TEITOK system (Tokenized TEI Environment, Janssen 2014) to be available online.

EFFE-On is designed to be extended in successive stages. The corpus provides accessible language data to teachers, researchers, and therapists for various studies in their areas of interest (Education, Linguistics, and Language / Speech Therapy).

At present, the corpus contains children's written productions from Lisbon (2nd and 4th grades - 2012 and 2014; 4th grade - 2020), Porto (2nd and 4th grades - 2015 and 2017), Chaves (2nd and 4th grades - 2018 and 2019), Bragança (2nd grade - 2018), Elvas (2nd grade - 2018; 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades - 2019), Canas de Senhorim (2nd, 3rd and 4th grades - 2019), and Coruche (2nd, 3rd and 4th grades - 2022). 

The corpus has been enriched with texts collected in Mondim de Basto, Madeira, Vila Nova de Santo André (Alentejo), and Barcelos, following a predefined theme, as explained in the Task Description of each text.


The corpus will allow, among other applications:


How to cite EFFE-On

Rodrigues, C., Lourenço-Gomes, M. C., Alves, I., Janssen, M., Gomes, I. L. (2015): EFFE-On - Escreves como falas - Falas como escreves? (Online corpus of writing and speech of children in the early years of schooling), Lisboa: CLUL - 2020: UIDB/00214/.

ISLRN: 716-103-425-482-9. http://teitok.clul.ul.pt/effe

The reference to EFFE-On should be included in all types of work using it as a source of information, namely books, papers, conference presentations, posters, evaluation tools, or any other products.