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a Word Assocation Questionnaire

Written By: daveski on November 24, 2009 2 Comments

I’m cross-posting this announcement made to LinguistList a few days ago, thinking these questions and words might spark some thought and discussion in our own circles here too. Anyone who’d like to participate can cut-and-paste the questions and email their responses directly to the researcher (email address below)

Good luck, Nina!

Dear all,
My name is Nina Yankova (ninayankova AT rambler DOT ru) and I’m a postgraduate student at Irkuts State Linguistic University, Russia. To complete my research I need as many people as possible to answer my questionnaire. I will be so much obliged if you find some time do it and thus help me with my project. Thank you very much in advance.

I. Information about participants of the experiment:
– Name:
– Country of citizenship:
– Residence (in the country of citizenship):
– Date of birth:
– Gender:
– Institution where currently working/ studying:
– Profession / Specialization:

II. With a view to success of the experiment don’t read the whole of the
questionnaire beforehand, please. All your answers should be as spontaneous
as possible. Your first reactions are the most valuable for us.

1. What word do you consider the most precise to describe the deepest and
most secret private feelings and thoughts that you are unlikely to express
or show to other people.

2. Please, write 5 words (or word – combinations, sentences) that occur to
you when you hear the word innermost / inmost

3. Please, explain with your own words what innermost is.

4. Could you provide reasons that make you conceal your innermost?

5. Could you provide reasons that make you reveal your innermost?

6. Whom would you confide in your innermost? (If possible, explain why)

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2 Responses to “a Word Assocation Questionnaire”

  1. Usree Bhattacharya on: 24 November 2009 at 9:22 pm

    hey thanks for posting this, dave! i’ll wait to respond to this in a post. 🙂

  2. daveski on: 25 November 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Sure thing. Why not reply to Nina too? I may have spoiled my own results by scanning through all the questions but I’m going to send something on to her, I think.

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