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Table 12 Artificial object nouns used in Experiments 1A and 1B

From: Language play facilitates language learning: Optimizing the input for gender-like category induction

Item number Object noun Number of phonemes Summated bigram frequency
1 elom 4 7787
2 teos 4 8214
3 riun 4 10,290
4 unak 4 9259
5 etef 4 10,409
6 ilil 4 7599
7 deluf 5 11,848
8 eitak 4 16,832
9 besak 5 11,047
10 refam 5 10,431
11 gunal 5 12,615
12 jetem 5 10,741
13 gitun 5 13,482
14 lelop 5 11,810
15 urets 5 12,582
16 osret 5 11,122
17 ketiz 6 10,727
18 atunz 6 12,051
19 filan 5 1438
20 molun 5 10,379
21 tekes 5 14,104
22 geop 4 6572
23 tetak 5 13,261
24 inut 4 7084
25 melam 5 12,564
26 witim 5 11,101
27 akest 5 13,904
28 rebif 5 10,397
29 unol 4 8837
30 noref 5 11,274
31 astop 5 10,505
32 imres 5 11,300
33 abun 4 8898
34 runot 5 10,805
35 elwan 5 11,828
36 nelun 5 16,103
  1. Items 31 to 36 (novel-new object nouns) were not used during the training procedure. Items 25 to 30 (novel-old object nouns) were only used during the vocabulary training and vocabulary review, but not during the syntax training