LinguaPix is a database of picture naming norms developed as part of a crowdsourcing mega-study financed by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung.

Its major aim was to address the shortcomings of the available picture datasets used in psychological and linguistic research by creating a new database of normed colour images that researchers from around the world can rely upon in their investigations (see Preview). To this end, a new form of normative study was employed, namely a megastudy, whereby 1,620 colour photographs of items spanning across 42 semantic categories were named and rated by a group of German speakers (and are currently evaluated by a group of Dutch, English, Polish, and Cantonese speakers). This was done to establish the following linguistic norms: speech onset times (SOT), name agreement, accuracy, familiarity, visual complexity, valence, and arousal.

Details regarding data collection, analysis, and database design can be found in:
Krautz, A. E., & Keuleers, E. (2021). LinguaPix database: A megastudy of picture-naming norms. Behavior Research Methods, 1-14.

More information on the project is available at the Department of English website.


If you have questions or comments concerning LinguaPix, please contact the Research Data Center at the University Library.