The French Lexicon Project: Lexical decision data for 38,840 French words and 38,840 pseudowords

Ludovic Ferrand*, Boris New, Marc Brysbaert, Emmanuel Keuleers, Patrick Bonin, Alain Meot, Maria Augustinova, Christophe Pallier

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Abstract

The French Lexicon Project involved the collection of lexical decision data for 38,840 French words and the same number of nonwords. It was directly inspired by the English Lexicon Project (Balota et al., 2007) and produced very comparable frequency and word length effects. The present article describes the methods used to collect the data, reports analyses on the word frequency and the word length effects, and describes the Excel files that make the data freely available for research purposes. The word and pseudoword data from this article may be downloaded from http://brm.psychonomic-journals.org/content/supplemental.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488-496
Number of pages9
JournalBehavior Research Methods
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 3,000 MONOSYLLABIC WORDS
  • SUBJECTIVE FREQUENCY
  • FEEDBACK CONSISTENCY
  • IMAGEABILITY RATINGS
  • RECOGNITION
  • ENGLISH
  • ACQUISITION
  • AGE
  • NEIGHBORHOOD
  • VARIABLES

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