Wuggy: A multilingual pseudoword generator

Emmanuel Keuleers*, Marc Brysbaert

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Pseudowords play an important role in psycholinguistic experiments, either because they are required for performing tasks, such as lexical decision, or because they are the main focus of interest, such as in nonword-reading and nonce-inflection studies. We present a pseudoword generator that improves on current methods. It allows for the generation of written polysyllabic pseudowords that obey a given language's phonotactic constraints. Given a word or nonword template, the algorithm can quickly generate pseudowords that match the template in subsyllabic structure and transition frequencies without having to search through a list with all possible candidates. Currently, the program is available for Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Serbian, and Basque, and, with little effort, it can be expanded to other languages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-633
Number of pages7
JournalBehavior Research Methods
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • LEXICAL DECISION
  • ENGLISH
  • ACQUISITION
  • STATISTICS
  • DATABASE
  • PROGRAM
  • FRENCH
  • AGE

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Keuleers, Emmanuel ; Brysbaert, Marc. / Wuggy : A multilingual pseudoword generator. In: Behavior Research Methods. 2010 ; Vol. 42, No. 3. pp. 627-633.
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In: Behavior Research Methods, Vol. 42, No. 3, 08.2010, p. 627-633.

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