CABank CORALL Corpus

Tyler Kendall
Department of Linguistics
University of Oregon


Charlie Farrington
Department of English
Virginia Tech


Participants: 28
Type of Study: various
Location: DC, NC, NY
Media type: audio
DOI: doi:10.21415/V68B-VW06

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Citation information

Kendall, T. (2019). "New Perspectives on African American Language Through Public Corpora: Introduction to Special Issue." American Speech: A Quarterly of Linguistic Usage 94(1): 13-20.

Kendall, T. and C. Farrington (2022). "14 Managing Sociolinguistic Data with the Corpus of Regional African American Language (CORAAL)." The Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management: 185.

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Project Description

This version of CORAAL is a reformatting into CHAT of the originals that are available from Because there is an extremely detailed manual for CORAAL available here, we will not repeat that detailed documentation on this TalkBank webpage.

The advantage of this reformatted version is that we were able to add morphosyntactic analysis in the %mor and %gra lines. However, to do this, we needed to remove the time link values in the original. We plan to add those back later. Currently (August 5, 2022) only the ATL and DCA