Word Association in Vocabulary Testing

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Word association is a vocabulary testing technique that measures an individual's ability to associate a given word with another word that is related in ______.

meaning

In free association, participants respond with the first word that comes to ______ when presented with a stimulus word.

mind

In category association, participants respond with a word that fits a specific ______ related to the stimulus word.

category

Semantic association involves responding with a word that has a similar ______ to the stimulus word.

meaning

One advantage of word association is that it reveals ______ knowledge of word meanings.

implicit

Word association has applications in ______ learning and teaching.

language

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Word Association in Vocabulary Testing

Definition: Word association is a vocabulary testing technique that measures an individual's ability to associate a given word with another word that is related in meaning.

Types of Word Association:

  • Free Association: Participants respond with the first word that comes to mind when presented with a stimulus word.
  • Category Association: Participants respond with a word that fits a specific category related to the stimulus word.
  • Semantic Association: Participants respond with a word that has a similar meaning to the stimulus word.

Advantages:

  • Reveals implicit knowledge of word meanings
  • Can be used with children and non-native speakers
  • Simple and easy to administer

Limitations:

  • Results may be influenced by personal experiences and biases
  • May not accurately reflect an individual's vocabulary knowledge
  • Can be time-consuming to score and analyze

Applications:

  • Language learning and teaching
  • Vocabulary instruction and assessment
  • Language disorders and cognitive psychology research

Word Association in Vocabulary Testing

  • Word association measures an individual's ability to associate a given word with another word related in meaning.

Types of Word Association

  • Free Association: participants respond with the first word that comes to mind when presented with a stimulus word.
  • Category Association: participants respond with a word that fits a specific category related to the stimulus word.
  • Semantic Association: participants respond with a word that has a similar meaning to the stimulus word.

Advantages

  • Reveals implicit knowledge of word meanings.
  • Can be used with children and non-native speakers.
  • Simple and easy to administer.

Limitations

  • Results may be influenced by personal experiences and biases.
  • May not accurately reflect an individual's vocabulary knowledge.
  • Can be time-consuming to score and analyze.

Applications

  • Language learning and teaching.
  • Vocabulary instruction and assessment.
  • Language disorders and cognitive psychology research.

This quiz assesses understanding of word association techniques in vocabulary testing, including free association and category association methods.

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