Free software from _lognostics
_lognostics produces a range of software tools for vocabulary acquisition researchers. All the programs on this page are on-going research tools, and should be treated with appropriate caution. The software is freely available, without charge, in exchange for critical assessments of how the software performs. We welcome your feedback and comments.
Most of the programs run directly over the Internet. You can run these programs by clicking on the blue RUN button. These programs do not need to be downloaded.
The remaining programs are designed to run on Windows computers, and are supplied in the form of .zip files. You can download these files by clicking on the yellow DOWNLOAD buttons. You should download the files you need onto your computer and unzip them into a directory called c:\lognostics\xxxx - where xxxx is the name of the program (e.g. c:\lognostics\X_Lex). The zip files contain manuals which describe how to use the programs in more detail. These programs are gradually being replaced by web-based programs.
|The LLAMA tests: a suite of language aptitide tests|
v3.00 last update 25.05.2019
|D_Tools: a program that evaluates D for small texts|
v2.00 last update 01.07.15
|Lex30: a test of productive vocabulary|
v4.00 last update 01.07.15
|LLAMA_B: a vocabulary focussed language aptitude test|
v2.00 last update 10.12.15
|Mezzofanti: a vocabulary acquisition simulator|
v1.00 last update 10.12.15
|P_Lex: a program for evaluating the vocabulary used in short texts|
v3.00 last update 11.11.15
|Q_Lex4: a program that tests your ability to recognise a set of high frequency English words|
v4.00 last update 10.12.15
|SigSorter a program that sorts and counts LexSig data files|
v1.00 last update 12.11.15
|V_Capture: a program to carry out a Capture/Recapture analysis on two word lists|
v1.00 last update 15.09.15
|V_LexSig v1.0: a program that checks for the presence or absence of key words in a text|
v1.00 last update 15.09.15
|V_Lists: a small utility program that processes word lists|
v1.00 last update 05.11.15
|V_Unique: a program that tests lexical originality|
v1.00 last update 09.11.15
|V_Words: a small utlity program that produces type and token counts for short texts|
v2.00 last update 04.11.15
|V_YesNo: a Yes/No vocabulary test for English
v1.01 last update 18.11.15
|LLAMA: The Swansea Language Aptitude Tests|
|V_Quint v1.0: an alternative assessment of vocabulary depth.|
|Y_Lex v2.05: a 5-10k vocabulary size test.|
Programs that are no longer supported
X_Lex v2.05, Lex30 v3.00, D_Tools v2.0
The small print
You use the software on this page at your own risk. Lognostics does not accept any liability arising from the use or misuse of this software.
Please note that the downloadable programs are all designed to run under older Windows operating systems, and we don't support other platforms. Most of the programs will run under Windows98, Windows2000 and WindowsXP, but we don't have extensive testing facilities, so if you are using a more recent Windows system, the programs may not work. We are gradually replacing all the downloadable programs with web-based programs that do not need to be downloaded.
We will respond to any reasonable requests for technical help but please bear in mind that our resources are finite, and we may not be able to respond immediately.