Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 4(1), pp. 17 - 22
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2016.040103
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Associative Testing in Phraseology

Branka Barcot *
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia


No word exists as an isolated item in our minds; rather, verbal strands connect one word with another. Associations dictionaries identify these strands or connections. The main aim of this paper is to show how to build a phraseological and paremiological corpus, which is anchored in the mental lexicon of a speaker. An extensive associative testing (of 1060 native speakers of Croatian, German and Russian) was carried out. The survey was conducted by means of the associative method (field: wild animals). The testing is intended for practical use, e.g. in teaching German and Russian as a foreign language (in phraseological didactics).

Associative Lexicography, Phrasemes, Proverbs, Phraseological Didactics, Croatian, German, Russian

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