The French Lexicon Project

Authors: Ludovic FerrandBoris NewMarc BrysbaertEmmanuel KeuleersPatrick BoninAlain MeotMaria AugustinovaChristophe Pallier
Updated: Mon 03 February 2020
Type: lexical decision database
Languages: English, French
Keywords: lexiconvocabularyFrenchword-frequencyword-recognition
Open Access: yes
Documentation: doi:10.3758/BRM.42.2.488
Publications: Ferrand et al. (2010)
Citation: Ferrand, L., New, B., Brysbaert, M., Keuleers, E., Bonin, P., Meot, A., Augustinova, M., Pallier, C. (2010). The French Lexicon Project: Lexical decision data for 38,840 French words and 38,840 pseudowords. Behavior Research Methods: 42(2), 488-496. doi:10.3758/BRM.42.2.488

The French Lexicon Project involved the collection of lexical decision data for 38,840 French words and the same number of nonwords. It was directly inspired by the English Lexicon Project (Balota etal., 2007) and produced very comparable frequency and word length effects. The present article describes the methods used to collect the data, reports analyses on the word frequency and the word length effects, and describes the Excel files that make the data freely available for research purposes.