LinguaPix is a database of picture naming norms developed as part of a crowdsourcing mega-study, which is financed by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung.



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Student Research Assistants: Antonia Hahn, Waldemar Schauermann

Project Description

The crowdsourcing mega-study of the picture naming norms aims to address the shortcomings of available picture data sets used in psycholinguistic research by creating a new open source database of normed images that researchers from around the world will be able to rely upon in their investigations. In order to do this, we employed a new form of normative study, namely a crowdsourcing mega-study, whereby 1,600 colour photographs of items spanning across 43 semantic categories were named and rated by a group of German, Dutch, English, Polish, and Cantonese speakers. This was done to establish the following linguistic norms: speech onset times, name agreement, accuracy, familiarity, visual complexity, arousal, and emotionality. The resulting database will include not only photographs and linguistic norms but also audio files, which will make it into a largest available research tool of this kind.

Cooperation Partners

  • Dr. Emmanuel Keuleers, Assistant Professor at the Tilburg University, the Netherlands
  • Dr. Gabriella Rundblad, Reader in Applied Linguistics at King’s College, London, UK
  • Dr. Susanna Yeung, Assistant Professor at the Education University of Hong Kong, China