Development and validation of a novel corpus of 269 verb pictures in Kannada based on an argument structure taxonomy

Ahmed, Wasim and Krishnan, Gopee (2022) Development and validation of a novel corpus of 269 verb pictures in Kannada based on an argument structure taxonomy. Behavior Research Methods, 54. 1358-1373+. ISSN 1554-351X

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Abstract

Pictorial stimuli are crucial in psycholinguistic research and clinical practice. The development of culturally and linguistically appropriate, standardized picture corpora is a tedious and meticulous process. Yet, such readily accessible picture sets are useful for researchers and clinicians alike. The current study introduces a novel set of 269 verb pictures for an Indian language – Kannada. The included verbs were selected from a published database of 100,000 words along with their frequency scores in this language, and were subsequently categorized based on an argument structure taxonomy. Each picture is developed based on an exemplar sentence that depicts a scenario rather than a mere action. Norms are provided for verb name and argument agreement, image agreement, concept familiarity, and visual complexity, along with the orthographic frequency. Correlations between these measures are also described. The complete set of pictures are freely downloadable from https://osf.io/uk2af/?view_only= ecffbd92f48546a484c869b3f0b8ec94 for academic, research, and clinical usage in the future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Verbs; action pictures; psychometric; normative; norms; name agreement; image agreement; familiarity; visual complexity. Pictorial stimuli are crucial in psycholinguistic research and clinical practice. The development of culturally and linguistically appropriate, standardized picture corpora is a tedious and meticulous process. Yet, such readily accessible picture sets are useful for researchers and clinicians alike. The current study introduces a novel set of 269 verb pictures for an Indian language – Kannada. The included verbs were selected from a published database of 100,000 words along with their frequency scores in this language, and were subsequently categorized based on an argument structure taxonomy. Each picture is developed based on an exemplar sentence that depicts a scenario rather than a mere action. Norms are provided for verb name and argument agreement, image agreement, concept familiarity, and visual complexity, along with the orthographic frequency. Correlations between these measures are also described. The complete set of pictures are freely downloadable from https://osf.io/uk2af/?view_only= ecffbd92f48546a484c869b3f0b8ec94 for academic, research, and clinical usage in the future.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Speech and Hearing
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2022 04:03
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2022 04:03
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/158855

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