Degrees of Positive
In order to determine exactly how well you know a word there are certain criteria or stages you should understand in order to define your level of understanding.
· You have never heard or seen the word.
· You have heard the word, but you cannot define it.
· You can recognize the word due to context or tone of voice.
· You are able to use the word and understand the general and/or intended meaning, but cannot clearly explain it.
· Fluent with the word – you can define the word and you know how to use it.
Depth of Positive
Understanding the depth of a word is to be able to recognise the different components and context of use. This refers to how well a word is known
· Orthography – the written form.
· Phonology – Spoken form.
· Reference – Meaning of the word
· Semantics – Concept and reference (Meaning and Relations).
· Register – Appropriate use of word
· Collocation – Lexical neighbours (combinations)
· Word Associations – other words that come to mind
· Syntax – Grammatical function.
· Morphology – Word parts.