THE CLAN WORKSHOP WILL NOW BE ONLINE!!
DATE: Tuesday, 19 September 2023 – 14:00 (2pm) UK time
NOTE: Save the attached calendar invite for your time zone
ZOOM LINK: https://umd.zoom.us/j/7924324343?pwd=VStSL2IzN05SbVJ0MENxV0d1TUJJQT09
Meeting ID: 792 432 4343
See below for full information on the workshop.
To help us allocate time effectively, it would really help if you could take this VERY SHORT survey at https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/jfe/form/SV_8qTmpMkT3p7qgGq.
It will also be important for you to do the following in order to maximize the value of the activity:
- Go to https://dali.talkbank.org/clan/ and download the appropriate version of CLAN for your LAPTOP/COMPUTER. This will save a lot of time. Please note that CLAN is NOT supported for Ipads or Chromebooks.
- Download what we call the SLP Guide to CLAN (a fast start Guide) at https://talkbank.org/manuals/Clin-CLAN.pdf. We suggest putting it on your desktop or printing it out if you like to follow an instruction guide.
- Either before OR after the session, we strongly recommend the 5 video tutorials (75 minutes in total) at https://talkbank.org/screencasts/0SLP/. These will be particularly useful for anyone on your "home team" who won't be there for the training.
- Additional downloads are available here
WARNING: Only open the CHAT files (.cha) INSIDE of the CLAN program, or they will be ruined and you will need to copy them to the CLAN/Work file again from the link provided.
NOTE: We will record the session for those who cannot make the live event.
On behalf of Nan Bernstein Ratner, F-, H-ASHA, F-AAAS, ABCLD
1. What is the main focus or theme of the CLAN Workshop?
We will address: general guiding principles of TalkBank/FluencyBank, including
- how to contribute, and resources available to those who make planned contributions (e.g., help with initial construction of transcripts);
- how to create a media-linked transcript of your data compatible with powerful free CLAN software programs, and
- how to run the most popular CLAN programs for fluency and language analysis.
2. Who are the intended participants for this workshop?
Both clinicians and researchers can benefit from the workshop. CLAN utilities ease both transcription and analysis of client speech and language behaviors of interests to clinicians; additional resource management and computational assets in CLAN can greatly benefit researchers, particularly those working with large data sets.
NOTE: Although the workshop will be in English, TalkBank/FluencyBank are multi-lingual projects/resources with analytical capability in numerous languages. To see which languages are currently supported by TalkBank, please visit: https://talkbank.org/morgrams/
3. What are the workshop's key objectives and what can participants expect to gain from attending?
We will have additional, experienced CLAN users at the workshop to assist individual attendees to:
- create and analyze sample transcripts for their grammatical, lexical and fluency profiles by the end of the session.
- Participants will also be able to access both manualized and direct user support for follow-up questions and advice on their personal needs in using CLAN, including direct linkage to acoustical analysis via PRAAT, and phonological analysis using PHON.
4. Who will conduct the workshop?
The workshop will primarily be taught by Dr. Nan Bernstein Ratner, co-founder of FluencyBank and an experienced user and developer of CLAN language and fluency routines and conventions. She will be assisted by current and former colleagues Carly Rosvold and Erica Lescht to provide individualized help during the session. All will be present for the entire ODC meeting for follow-up. Additional confirmed attendees at ODC are also experienced CLAN users who may be able to provide personal guidance upon request.
5. Are there any prerequisites or recommended background knowledge required for participants?
YES. While there are no prerequisites, we will ask ALL WORKSHOP ATTENDEES TO DOWNLOAD SOME MATERIALS and REVIEW a short series of videos to achieve maximum benefit from attendance. ATTENDEES SHOULD ALSO BRING THEIR LAPTOPS to the workshop. The materials are:
- REQUIRED: DOWNLOAD the CLAN program appropriate for your laptop (no iPads or Chromebooks!) at https://dali.talkbank.org/clan/
- RECOMMENDED: DOWNLOAD the following 3 reference manuals to your computer desktop (the first 2 are primarily for use after the meeting): CLAN https://talkbank.org/manuals/CLAN.pdf ), CHAT (https://talkbank.org/manuals/CHAT.pdf ) and SLP Guide to CLAN (this is a “quick-start” guide for both research and clinical use by most intended workshop attendees: https://talkbank.org/manuals/Clin-CLAN.pdf )
- RECOMMENDED: short series of clinically-focused videos on transcription, fluency coding and analysis at: https://talkbank.org/screencasts/0SLP/
- HEAD START: we will practice making the same transcript from a video of an adult who stutters. The video is at https://media.talkbank.org/fluency/Examples/ If you download Tom.mp4, and copy/move it to CLAN/Work folder (Mac) or TalkBank/CLAN/Work folder (PC) you will be slightly less rushed during the workshop. But we will show people how to do it during the workshop itself.
Dr. Bernstein Ratner is happy to answer any questions you have prior to arriving at Oxford for the workshop. She can be reached directly at email@example.com (please do not email credit card information under any circumstances).