AN ANALYSIS OF WORD ASSOCIATION IN EFL LEARNERS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY

Bagaskara, Movan (2019) AN ANALYSIS OF WORD ASSOCIATION IN EFL LEARNERS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY. Other thesis, Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia.

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Abstract

The importance of vocabulary is demonstrated daily in and out the school. In classroom, the students must possess certain number of vocabularies. This research investigates more in language production using by Word Association Test. Word Association Test is conducted to measure how many our mental lexicon can store any vocabularies in our mind. This research intends to compare mental lexicon of English Education that has Vocabulary subject and English Literature that has no Vocabulary subject. There are three aims of this research, the first is to reveal mental lexicon of English Literature students, the second is to reveal mental lexicon of English Education students, and the last is to compare mental lexicon of both English Literature and English Education students. The researcher uses Piggot’s theory (2006) to classify word association types. This research uses Triangulation method. There are 15 stimuli words given to both of groups that consist of 13 participants in each group. There are three steps in analyzing the data, first is classify the data based on Piggot’s theory, the second is interpret the data, and the last summarize the explanation. The pattern of mental lexicon both English Literature and English Education is quite similar, the pattern of English Literature students’ mental lexicon is Syntagmatic Relation (363 responses), Hyponymy (158 responses), Semantic/Lexical Fields (80 responses), Paradigmatic Relation (30 responses), Antonymy (21 responses), Encyclopedic Relation (19 responses), Synonymy (10 responses) and Collocation (5 responses), then the pattern of English Education students’ mental lexicon is Syntagmatic Relation (328 responses), Hyponymy (224 responses), Semantic/Lexical Fields (54 responses), Paradigmatic Relation (54 responses), Encyclopedic Relation (20 responses), Antonymy (11 responses), Synonymy (14 responses) and Collocation (11 responses). The researcher does not find Clang Association in both of group. Thus, this pattern shows that the present findings are consistent with the findings of previous studies (Pranoto and Afilita, 2018) which stated that foreign language learners tend to respond syntagmatically toward the stimulus given.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: mental lexicon, word association, word association test
Subjects: SASTRA INGGRIS
SASTRA INGGRIS > Literature (General)
SASTRA INGGRIS > Literature (General) > Sastra
Divisions: Fakultas Sastra dan Ilmu Pendidikan > S1 Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Rahmat Iqbal M.IP
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2020 07:36
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2020 04:39
URI: http://repository.teknokrat.ac.id/id/eprint/2155

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