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

Wasim Ahmed, P. P. Giridhar, Gopee Krishnan

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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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBehavior Research Methods
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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