The Polytechnic of Wales (PoW) Corpus includes transcripts of English spoken by children aged 6 upwards; see
Souter C. 1989. PoW Corpus Manual. University of Leeds
- from ICAME: http://khnt.hit.uib.no/icame/manuals/pow.htm
"... The corpus was originally collected between 1978-84 for a child language development project to study the use of various syntactico-semantic constructs in children between the ages of six and twelve. A sample of approximately 120 children in this age range from the Pontypridd area in South Wales was selected, and divided into four cohorts of 30, each within three months of the ages 6, 8, 10, and 12 ..."
Eric Atwell, Leeds University
On Thu, 19 Jan 2012, Terry Murphy wrote:
> Does anyone know of the existence of samples of the narratives of very young children, say, between the ages of 4 and 6? I
> am interested in the emergence of plot structure in these compositions. Appearance of such narratives in the text of a
> book study would be fine too.
> Terence Murphy
> Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
> Dept of English
> Yonsei University
> Seoul, KOREA