The database contains:
- Frequency ratings
- Iconicity ratings
- Lexical properties
- Phonological coding
- Neighborhood density calculations
- English translation
- Alternative translations
- Reference video clip
This project is a collaboration between the Laboratory for Language and Cognitive Neuroscience at SDSU, the Psycholinguistics and Linguistics Lab at Tufts University and the Programs in Deaf Studies at Boston University.
This research is supported by the National Science Foundation BSC 1625954 to Dr. Karen Emmorey and San Diego State University.
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Caselli, N., Sevcikova Sehyr, Z., Cohen-Goldberg, A., & Emmorey, K. (2016). An investigation of the American Sign Language lexicon. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, October, Ottawa, Canada.