Beyond the abstract-concrete dichotomy: mode of acquisition, concreteness, imageability, familiarity, age of acquisition, context availability, and abstractness norms for a set of 417 Italian words.

@article{Rosa2010BeyondTA,
  title={Beyond the abstract-concrete dichotomy: mode of acquisition, concreteness, imageability, familiarity, age of acquisition, context availability, and abstractness norms for a set of 417 Italian words.},
  author={Pasquale Anthony Della Rosa and Eleonora Catrical{\`a} and Gabriella Vigliocco and Stefano F. Cappa},
  journal={Behavior research methods},
  year={2010},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={1042-8}
}
The main objective of this study is to investigate the abstract-concrete dichotomy by introducing a new variable: the mode of acquisition (MoA) of a concept. MoA refers to the way in which concepts are acquired: through experience, through language, or through both. We asked 250 participants to rate 417 words on seven dimensions: age of acquisition, concreteness, familiarity, context availability, imageability, abstractness, and MoA. The data were analyzed by considering MoA ratings and their… CONTINUE READING

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