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Subjective age of acquisition norms for 1604 English words by Spanish L2 speakers of English and their relationship with lexico-semantic, affective, sociolinguistic and proficiency variables

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    Identifier: imarina:9287300
    Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11797/imarina9287300
  • Authors:

    Rodriguez-Cuadrado S
    Hinojosa JA
    Guasch M
    Romero-Rivas C
    Sabater L
    Suárez-Coalla P
    Ferré P
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    Author, as appears in the article.: Rodriguez-Cuadrado S; Hinojosa JA; Guasch M; Romero-Rivas C; Sabater L; Suárez-Coalla P; Ferré P
    Department: Psicologia
    URV's Author/s: Ferré Romeu, Maria Pilar / Guasch Moix, Marc
    Keywords: Sensory experience ratings Second language speakers Boosted regression trees Age of acquisition set second language speakers psycholinguistic norms of-acquisition object names neighborhood density naming times lexical-decision frequency emotion boosted regression trees
    Abstract: Psycholinguistic studies have shown that there are many variables implicated in language comprehension and production. At the lexical level, subjective age of acquisition (AoA), the estimate of the age at which a word is acquired, is key for stimuli selection in psycholinguistic studies. AoA databases in English are often used when testing a variety of phenomena in second language (L2) speakers of English. However, these have limitations, as the norms are not provided by the target population (L2 speakers of English) but by native English speakers. In this study, we asked native Spanish L2 speakers of English to provide subjective AoA ratings for 1604 English words, and investigated whether factors related to 14 lexico-semantic and affective variables, both in Spanish and English, and to the speakers' profile (i.e., sociolinguistic variables and L2 proficiency), were related to the L2 AoA ratings. We used boosted regression trees, an advanced form of regression analysis based on machine learning and boosting algorithms, to analyse the data. Our results showed that the model accounted for a relevant proportion of deviance (58.56%), with the English AoA provided by native English speakers being the strongest predictor for L2 AoA. Additionally, L2 AoA correlated with L2 reaction times. Our database is a useful tool for the research community running psycholinguistic studies in L2 speakers of English. It adds knowledge about which factors-linked to the characteristics of both the linguistic stimuli and the speakers-affect L2 subjective AoA. The database and the data can be downloaded from: https://osf.io/gr8xd/?view_only=73b01dccbedb4d7897c8d104d3d68c46 .© 2022. The Author(s).
    Thematic Areas: Psychology, mathematical Psychology, experimental Psychology (miscellaneous) Psychology (all) Psychology Psicología Medicina ii General psychology Experimental and cognitive psychology Enfermagem Educação física Developmental and educational psychology Ciencias sociales Ciencias humanas Ciências biológicas ii Arts and humanities (miscellaneous)
    licence for use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Author's mail: marc.guasch@urv.cat mariadelpilar.ferre@urv.cat
    Author identifier: 0000-0002-6898-120X 0000-0002-3192-0040
    Record's date: 2023-02-27
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
    Link to the original source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/s13428-022-02026-9
    Papper original source: Behavior Research Methods.
    APA: Rodriguez-Cuadrado S; Hinojosa JA; Guasch M; Romero-Rivas C; Sabater L; Suárez-Coalla P; Ferré P (2022). Subjective age of acquisition norms for 1604 English words by Spanish L2 speakers of English and their relationship with lexico-semantic, affective, sociolinguistic and proficiency variables. Behavior Research Methods, (), -. DOI: 10.3758/s13428-022-02026-9
    Licence document URL: http://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Article's DOI: 10.3758/s13428-022-02026-9
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2022
    Publication Type: Journal Publications
  • Keywords:

    Arts and Humanities (Miscellaneous),Developmental and Educational Psychology,Experimental and Cognitive Psychology,Psychology (Miscellaneous),Psychology, Experimental,Psychology, Mathematical
    Sensory experience ratings
    Second language speakers
    Boosted regression trees
    Age of acquisition
    set
    second language speakers
    psycholinguistic norms
    of-acquisition
    object names
    neighborhood density
    naming times
    lexical-decision
    frequency
    emotion
    boosted regression trees
    Psychology, mathematical
    Psychology, experimental
    Psychology (miscellaneous)
    Psychology (all)
    Psychology
    Psicología
    Medicina ii
    General psychology
    Experimental and cognitive psychology
    Enfermagem
    Educação física
    Developmental and educational psychology
    Ciencias sociales
    Ciencias humanas
    Ciências biológicas ii
    Arts and humanities (miscellaneous)
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