TalkBank Ground Rules

The mission of TalkBank is to provide access to shared transcribed recordings of naturalistic spoken language interactions. By fulfilling this mission, TalkBank serves to advance our understanding of the many complex features of human communication, as well as the ways in which it is learned, processed, and changed over time. TalkBank also provides resources for researchers and clinicians seeking to understand and evaluate language disorders. These goals are supported by both the wider scientific community and funding agencies. This mission statement has been included in requests for funding across a period of 28 years and has been repeatedly supported by both NIH and NSF.