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Space aliens and nonwords: Stimuli for investigating the learning of novel word-meaning pairs

  • Prahlad GuptaEmail author
  • John Lipinski
  • Brandon Abbs
  • Po-Han Lin
  • Emrah Aktunc
  • David Ludden
  • Nadine Martin
  • Rochelle Newman
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Abstract

We describe a set of pictorial and auditory stimuli that we have developed for use in word learning tasks in which the participant learns pairings of novel auditory sound patterns (names) with pictorial depictions of novel objects (referents). The pictorial referents are drawings of “space aliens,” consisting of images that are variants of 144 different aliens. The auditory names are possible nonwords of English; the stimulus set consists of over 2,500 nonword stimuli recorded in a single voice, with controlled onsets, varying from one to seven syllables in length. The pictorial and nonword stimuli can also serve as independent stimulus sets for purposes other than word learning. The full set of these stimuli may be downloaded fromwww.psychonomic.org/archive/.

Keywords

Serial Recall Head Shape Neighborhood Density Word Learning Nonword Repetition 
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© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Prahlad Gupta
    • 1
    Email author
  • John Lipinski
    • 1
  • Brandon Abbs
    • 1
  • Po-Han Lin
    • 1
  • Emrah Aktunc
    • 1
  • David Ludden
    • 2
  • Nadine Martin
    • 3
  • Rochelle Newman
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of IowaIowa City
  2. 2.Lindsey Wilson CollegeColumbia
  3. 3.Temple UniversityPhiladelphia
  4. 4.University of MarylandCollege Park

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