Age of acquisition of 299 words in seven languages: American English, Czech, Gaelic, Lebanese Arabic, Malay, Persian and Western Armenian

Magdalena Łuniewska, Zofia Wodniecka, Carol A. Miller, Morna Butcher, Vasiliki Chondrogianni, Edith Kobe Hreich, Camille Messarra, Rogayah A Razak, Jeanine Treffers-Daller, Ngee Thai Yap, Layal Abboud, Ali Talebi, Maribel Gureghian, Laurice Tuller, Ewa Haman

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Abstract

We present a new set of subjective Age of Acquisition (AoA) ratings for 299 words (158 nouns, 141 verbs) in seven languages from various language families and cultural settings: American English (Indo-European: Germanic), Czech (Indo-European: Slavic), Gaelic (Indo-European: Celtic), Lebanese Arabic (Afroasiatic: Semitic), the Malay language (Austronesian: Malayo-Polynesian) as used in Malaysia or specifically termed as Malaysian Malay (as compared to varieties of Malay used in Indonesia, Brunei or Singapore), Persian (Indo-European: Indo-Iranian), and Western Armenian (Indo-European: Armenian). The ratings were collected from a total of 152 participants from five countries and four continents, and were highly reliable in each language.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0220611
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume14
Issue number8
Early online date8 Aug 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Aug 2019

Keywords

  • adult
  • female
  • human
  • human experiment
  • language
  • major clinical study
  • male
  • review

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