This interface supports querying of the MRC Psycholinguistic database to retrieve word sets selected according to any of the many criteria set out below.

Firstly, select the fields from the database which you would like retrieved, then select the criteria by which words should be selected. If any term is unclear, select the term and the relevant part of the manual will be presented.

This service supports unlimited output sets of data, but it does not permit limiting the search to linguistic properties. If you wish to search by linguistic properties use the Australian version of the database.


1)Select the database fields you want displayed in the output
Word
Number of letters
Number of phonemes
Number of syllables
Kucera-Francis written frequency
Kucera-Francis number of categories
Kucera-Francis number of samples
Thorndike-Lorge written frequency
Brown verbal frequency
Familiarity rating
Concreteness rating
Imagability rating
Meaningfulness (Colorado Norms)
Meaningfulness (Pavio Norms)
Age of aquisition rating
Type (Q=variant of another word in dbase)
Part of speech (10 syntactic categories)
Common part of speech (N/V/Adj/Other)
Alphasyllable (Prefix/Suffix/Abbrev/Hyph)
Status (colloquial/dialect/alien etc)
Variant phoneme
Capitalization of words
Irregular plural
Phonetic transcription
Edited phonetic transcription
Stress pattern
2) Optionally set permissable ranges for certain properties
Number of letters    MIN:    MAX:
Number of phonemes    MIN:    MAX:
Number of syllables    MIN:    MAX:
Kucera-Francis written frequency (>0)    MIN:    MAX:
Kucera-Francis number of categories    MIN:    MAX:
Kucera-Francis number of samples    MIN:    MAX:
Thorndike-Lorge written frequency    MIN:    MAX:
Brown verbal frequency    MIN:    MAX:
Familiarity rating (>100; <700)    MIN:    MAX:
Concreteness rating (>100; <700)    MIN:    MAX:
Imagability rating (>100; <700)    MIN:    MAX:
Meaningfulness (Colorado norms) (>100; <700)    MIN:    MAX:
Meaningfulness (Pavio norms) (>100; <700)    MIN:    MAX:
Age of aquisition rating (>100; <700)    MIN:    MAX:

Click on this button, or on this button to restore defaults.