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Lexize: A test to quickly assess vocabulary knowledge in Finnish

Julkaisun tekijät: Salmela R, Lehtonen M, Garusi S, Bertram R

Kustantaja: WILEY

Julkaisuvuosi: 2021

Journal: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology

Tietokannassa oleva lehden nimi: SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Lehden akronyymi: SCAND J PSYCHOL

Sivujen määrä: 14

ISSN: 0036-5564

eISSN: 1467-9450

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sjop.12768

Verkko-osoite: https://doi.org/10.1111/sjop.12768

Proficiency in a language is strongly related to how well and how many words one knows. Vocabulary knowledge correlates with reading comprehension and general communication ability. Due to the increasing amount of research within the field of psycholinguistics and second language acquisition in Finnish, a standardized test to objectively measure Finnish vocabulary knowledge is called for. Lexize is such a test. It was modeled after LexTALE (Lemhofer & Broersma, Behaviour Research Methods, 44:325-343, 2012), which was developed to measure vocabulary knowledge of English as a second language using visual lexical decision (VLD). Lexize is a VLD-based online test for Finnish that consists of 102 items. By comparing performance of L1 and L2 speakers of Finnish, Lexize was validated, returning considerable differences between test scores in native and non-native speakers. For non-native speakers there was a large range of test scores, correlating strongly with exposure to Finnish and self-ratings. In native speakers, test scores correlated with self-ratings, Finnish school grades, and age. In this group, higher Lexize scores were associated with a higher education level. We conclude that Lexize is a useful tool to assess Finnish vocabulary knowledge for non-native speakers and to some extent for native speakers. Lexize is available for free use at .

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