Concreteness ratings are presented for 37,058 English words and 2,896 two-word expressions (such as zebra crossing and zoom in), obtained from over 4,000 participants by means of a norming study using Internet crowdsourcing for data collection. Although the instructions stressed that the assessment of word concreteness would be based on experiences involving all senses and motor responses, a comparison with the existing concreteness norms indicates that participants, as before, largely focused on visual and haptic experiences. The reported data set is a subset of a comprehensive list of English lemmas and contains all lemmas known by at least 85 % of the raters. It can be used in future research as a reference list of generally known English lemmas.
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Brysbaert, M., Warriner, A.B. & Kuperman, V. Concreteness ratings for 40 thousand generally known English word lemmas. Behav Res 46, 904–911 (2014). https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-013-0403-5
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