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Wuggy: a multilingual pseudoword generator

Emmanuel Keuleers and Marc Brysbaert UGent (2010) BEHAVIOR RESEARCH METHODS. 42(3). p.627-633
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.
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keyword
DATABASE, STATISTICS, PROGRAM, FRENCH, AGE, ACQUISITION, ENGLISH, LEXICAL DECISION
journal title
BEHAVIOR RESEARCH METHODS
Behav. Res. Methods
volume
42
issue
3
pages
627 - 633
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000285920500001
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, MATHEMATICAL
JCR impact factor
2.403 (2010)
JCR rank
1/11 (2010)
JCR quartile
1 (2010)
ISSN
1554-351X
DOI
10.3758/BRM.42.3.627
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1045543
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1045543
date created
2010-09-24 10:25:59
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2016-12-19 15:44:33
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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.},
  author       = {Keuleers, Emmanuel and Brysbaert, Marc},
  issn         = {1554-351X},
  journal      = {BEHAVIOR RESEARCH METHODS},
  keyword      = {DATABASE,STATISTICS,PROGRAM,FRENCH,AGE,ACQUISITION,ENGLISH,LEXICAL DECISION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {627--633},
  title        = {Wuggy: a multilingual pseudoword generator},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/BRM.42.3.627},
  volume       = {42},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Keuleers, Emmanuel, and Marc Brysbaert. 2010. “Wuggy: a Multilingual Pseudoword Generator.” Behavior Research Methods 42 (3): 627–633.
APA
Keuleers, E., & Brysbaert, M. (2010). Wuggy: a multilingual pseudoword generator. BEHAVIOR RESEARCH METHODS, 42(3), 627–633.
Vancouver
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Keuleers E, Brysbaert M. Wuggy: a multilingual pseudoword generator. BEHAVIOR RESEARCH METHODS. 2010;42(3):627–33.
MLA
Keuleers, Emmanuel, and Marc Brysbaert. “Wuggy: a Multilingual Pseudoword Generator.” BEHAVIOR RESEARCH METHODS 42.3 (2010): 627–633. Print.