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Timed written picture naming in 14 European languages

Timed written picture naming in 14 European languages

Title: Timed written picture naming in 14 European languages
Author: Torrance, Mark
Nottbusch, Guido
Alves, Rui A.
Arfé, Barbara
Chanquoy, Lucile
Chukharev-Hudilainen, Evgeny
Dimakos, Ioannis
Fidalgo, Raquel
Hyönä, Jukka
Jóhannesson, Ómar I.   orcid.org/0000-0002-5594-4055
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Date: 2017-05-24
Language: English
Scope: 744-758
University/Institute: Háskóli Íslands
University of Iceland
School: Heilbrigðisvísindasvið (HÍ)
School of Health Sciences (UI)
Department: Sálfræðideild (HÍ)
Faculty of Psychology (UI)
Series: Behavior Research Methods;50(2)
ISSN: 1554-351X
1554-3528 (eISSN)
DOI: 10.3758/s13428-017-0902-x
Subject: Written production; Response time; Interkey interval; Picture naming; Word production; Language production; Sálfræðileg málvísindi; Orðmyndun; Sjónskynjun
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/916

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Torrance, M., Nottbusch, G., Alves, R. A., Arfé, B., Chanquoy, L., Chukharev-Hudilainen, E., . . . Wengelin, Å. (2018). Timed written picture naming in 14 European languages. Behavior Research Methods, 50(2), 744-758. doi:10.3758/s13428-017-0902-x


We describe the Multilanguage Written Picture Naming Dataset. This gives trial-level data and time and agreement norms for written naming of the 260 pictures of everyday objects that compose the colorized Snodgrass and Vanderwart picture set (Rossion & Pourtois in Perception, 33, 217–236, 2004). Adult participants gave keyboarded responses in their first language under controlled experimental conditions (N = 1,274, with subsamples responding in Bulgarian, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish). We measured the time to initiate a response (RT) and interkeypress intervals, and calculated measures of name and spelling agreement. There was a tendency across all languages for quicker RTs to pictures with higher familiarity, image agreement, and name frequency, and with higher name agreement. Effects of spelling agreement and effects on output rates after writing onset were present in some, but not all, languages. Written naming therefore shows name retrieval effects that are similar to those found in speech, but our findings suggest the need for cross-language comparisons as we seek to understand the orthographic retrieval and/or assembly processes that are specific to written output.


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