The mrc psycholinguistic database

Max Coltheart*

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This paper describes a computerised database of psycholinguistic information. Semantic, syntactic, phonological and orthographic information about some or all of the 98,538 words in the database is accessible, by using a specially-written and very simple programming language. Word-association data are also included in the database. Some examples are given of the use of the database for selection of stimuli to be used in psycholinguistic experimentation or linguistic research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-505
Number of pages9
JournalThe Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes


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