- ON LINGUISTIC DEFINITION OF THE TERM “WORD ASSOCIATION”
ON LINGUISTIC DEFINITION OF THE TERM “WORD ASSOCIATION”
PhD. Institute of Philology, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv
The analysis of dictionary definitions of the term «association» in various Ukrainian, English, German, and Russian linguistic sources has revealed the lack of an inherently linguistic definition of this term, whose roots can be traced back to its psychological origin. The article discusses distinctive traits of the word association, similar linguistic phenomena and the types of the word association. A new text-based understanding of word association is suggested, as well as a new definition of this term, giving more possibilities for its linguistic research.
KEY WORDS: word association, consociation, colligation, collocation, associative experiment.