358,534 Nonwords

The ARC Nonword Database

Kathleen Rastle*, Jonathan Harrington, Max Coltheart

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The authors present a model of the phonotactic and orthographic constraints of Australian and Standard Southern British English monosyllables. This model is used as the basis for a web-based psycholinguistic resource, the ARC Nonword Database, which contains 358,534 monosyllabic nonwords - 48,534 pseudohomophones and 310,000 non-pseudohomophonic nonwords. Items can be selected from the ARC Nonword Database on the basis of a wide variety of properties known or suspected to be of theoretical importance for the investigation of reading.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1339-1362
Number of pages24
JournalQuarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A: Human Experimental Psychology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002

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