Hopkins Corpus


Argye Hillis
Division of Neurology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Participants: 42 (8 of whom were seen 2-3 times)
Type of Study: BDAE Cookie Theft picture description
Location: USA
Media type: audio
DOI: doi:10.21415/YPQB-6027

Browsable Database

Downloadable Transcripts

Media Folder

Citation information

In accordance with TalkBank rules, any use of data from this corpus must be accompanied by at least one corpus reference. If none is given, please use the primary AphasiaBank reference:
MacWhinney, B., Fromm, D., Forbes, M. & Holland, A. (2011). AphasiaBank: Methods for studying discourse. Aphasiology, 25,1286-1307.

Project Description

Participants were seen acutely following the right hemisphere stroke (T1) and then followed at various time intervals thereafter (T2, T3, T4, T5). Each participant's CHAT transcript includes all of the cookie theft descriptions for that partipant. Gem markers (@G) are used to indicate T1, T2, etc. A comment line under each gem marker provides the date and approximate time post-onset for that picture description.

It should be noted that audio files were not available for certain time points. In those cases, the CHAT transcript uses transcriptions that were provided by the Hopkins lab. This will be noted on a comment line in the transcript and will be obvious when a transcript section is not linked to audio.

Demographic data and discourse data are available in the worksheet here . Demographic data include gender, date of birth, race, education, and handedness for each participant. Discourse data include test date, word count, syllable count, total speaking time, total content units, left content units, right content units, ratio of left to right content units, total interpretive content, and syllables per content unit for each test date completed for each participant.