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Manulex and Manulex-infra's data (including the result sets obtained through the usage of the site) are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available by contacting us.

Key Numbers
  • 54 schoolbooks

  • 1.9 million words extracted

  • 48,886 wordforms

  • 23,812 lemmas


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If you find a problem in the site, please let us know so that we can fix it as soon as we can!

Contact email : Bernard Lété

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Financial support for this work was obtained through grants from the French National Research Agency (ANR) awarded to Bernard Lété:

  • Developing a neuro-computational model of learning to read (ANR-06-BLAN-0337-03)

  • Differential Diagnostic of learning of mild-retarded children (ANR-06-APPR-005)

The research was under the direction of Jonathan Grainger and Bernard Lété, respectively.


The eManulex website benefits from resources made freely available on the Web, and is pleased to thank their authors: Flag icons by mayosoft, the Tango Desktop Library project...


You can visit the Manulex website developed by Ronald Peereman to get additional information about Manulex and Manulex-infra. The site is at Burgondy University, LEAD Laboratory (former Laboratory of Ronald Peereman and Bernard Lété).

On this page, you can download the databases and supplementary documents.


Download xls file Manulex Database
Download pdf file Description of the database (Field abbreviations)
Download pdf file Paper (Lété, Sprenger-Charolles, & Colé, 2004)


Download xls file Manulex-infra Database
Download xls file Sublexical-table computations
Download pdf file Description of the database (Short description and Field abbreviations)
Download pdf file Paper (Peereman, Lété, & Sprenger-Charolles, 2007)

Related Papers about Manulex

Download pdf file Lété, B. (2003). Building the mental lexicon by exposure to print: A corpus-based analysis of French reading books. In P. Bonin (Ed.), Mental lexicon. "Some words to talk about words" (pp. 187-214). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publisher.
Download pdf file Lété, B. (2004). Manulex : une base de données du lexique écrit adressé aux élèves. In E. Calaque & J. David (Eds.), Didactique du lexique : Contextes, démarches, supports (pp. 241-257). Bruxelles : De Boeck

Related publications using the Manulex databases

Download pdf file Lété, B., Peereman, R., & Fayol, M. (2008). Phoneme-to-grapheme consistency and word-frequency effects on spelling among first- to fifth-grade French children: A regression-based study. Journal of Memory and Language, 58, 952-977.
Download pdf file Glotin, H., Warnier, P., Dandurand, F., Dufau, S., Lété, B., Touzet, C., Ziegler, J., & Grainger, J. (2010). An adaptive resonance theory account of implicit learning of orthographic word forms. Journal of Physiology-Paris, 104, 19-26
Download pdf file Dufau, S., Lété, B., Touzet, C., Glotin, H., Ziegler, J., & Grainger, J. (2010). A developmental perspective on visual word recognition: New evidence and a self-organising model. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 22, 669-694.

Links to other scholar publications coming soon.