TITLE

Simulating Word Associations in an L2: Approaches to Lexical Organisation

AUTHOR(S)
Meara, Paul
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
International Journal of English Studies;2007, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper describes a set of simulations which explore the way different features of lexical organisation affect the probability of finding a pair of associated words in a set of five randomly selected words. The simulation is equivalent to giving Ss a set of five words and asking if they can identify a pair of associated words among them. The paper speculates that it might be possible to extrapolate from a simple test of this sort and derive some interesting claims about the number of links connecting words in L2 speakers' lexicons.
ACCESSION #
33294265

 

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