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The psycholinguistic database for traditional Chinese character naming. / Chang, Ya-Ning; Hsu, Chun-Hsien; Tsai, Jie-Li; Chen, Chien-Liang; Lee, Chia-Ying.

In: Behavior Research Methods, Vol. 48, No. 1, 03.2016, p. 112-122.

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Chang, Y-N, Hsu, C-H, Tsai, J-L, Chen, C-L & Lee, C-Y 2016, 'The psycholinguistic database for traditional Chinese character naming', Behavior Research Methods, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 112-122. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-014-0559-7

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Chang, Y-N., Hsu, C-H., Tsai, J-L., Chen, C-L., & Lee, C-Y. (2016). The psycholinguistic database for traditional Chinese character naming. Behavior Research Methods, 48(1), 112-122. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-014-0559-7

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Chang Y-N, Hsu C-H, Tsai J-L, Chen C-L, Lee C-Y. The psycholinguistic database for traditional Chinese character naming. Behavior Research Methods. 2016 Mar;48(1):112-122. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-014-0559-7

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Chang, Ya-Ning ; Hsu, Chun-Hsien ; Tsai, Jie-Li ; Chen, Chien-Liang ; Lee, Chia-Ying. / The psycholinguistic database for traditional Chinese character naming. In: Behavior Research Methods. 2016 ; Vol. 48, No. 1. pp. 112-122.

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