Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-38100
Title: Ratings of name agreement and semantic categorization of 247 colored clipart pictures by young German children
Author(s): Sommerfeld, Linda
Staudte, Maria
Kray, Jutta
Language: English
Title: Acta Psychologica
Volume: 226
Publisher/Platform: Elsevier
Year of Publication: 2022
Free key words: Name agreement
Semantic categorization
Picture naming
Picture ratings
Age differences
DDC notations: 150 Psychology
400 Language, linguistics
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: Developmental and longitudinal studies with children increasingly use pictorial stimuli in cognitive, psychologic, and psycholinguistic research. To enhance validity and comparability within and across those studies, the use of normed pictures is recommended. Besides, creating picture sets and evaluating them in rating studies is very time consuming, in particular regarding samples of young children in which testing time is rather limited. As there is an increasing number of studies that investigate young German children's semantic language processing with colored clipart stimuli, this work provides a first set of 247 colored cliparts with ratings of German native speaking children aged 4 to 6 years. We assessed two central rating aspects of pictures: Name agreement (Do pictures elicit the intended name of an object?) and semantic categorization (Are objects classified as members of the intended semantic category?). Our ratings indicate that children are proficient in naming and even better in semantic categorization of objects, whereas both seems to improve with increasing age of young childhood. Finally, this paper discusses some features of pictorial objects that might be important for children's name agreement and semantic categorization and could be considered in future picture rating studies.
DOI of the first publication: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2022.103558
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Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291--ds-381001
ISSN: 0001-6918
Date of registration: 21-Nov-2022
Description of the related object: Supplemental materials
Related object:
Faculty: HW - Fakultät für Empirische Humanwissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaft
P - Philosophische Fakultät
Department: HW - Psychologie
P - Sprachwissenschaft und Sprachtechnologie
Professorship: HW - Prof. Dr. Jutta Kray
P - Keiner Professur zugeordnet
Collections:SciDok - Der Wissenschaftsserver der Universität des Saarlandes

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