Journal of English Teaching through Movies and Media 2016;17(1):75-95.
Published online March 30, 2016.
Hyun Jeong Park
단어결합체와 개별단어의 장기기억 정도의 비교 연구: 영화 애딕티드를 중심으로
The purpose of this paper is to compare the memorization and recall of word combinations and individual words in the movie Addicted. This study attempts to challenge the impression that individual words are easier to recall and show how easy it is to memorize and recall word combinations. The movie Addicted was used as teaching material with 3 college students (A, B, and C) majoring in English as the subjects. Twenty word combinations and twenty individual words that the subjects did not know were chosen. Two tests were administered: one immediate recall posttest and one delayed recall posttest. Reports were also handed in. The results showed that A, B, and C had excellent recall of word combinations and individual words even though A committed some errors in the delayed test. In the reports, A said that memorizing and recalling word combinations was harder than memorizing individual words. B and C mentioned that word combinations were much easier to memorize and recall. It was found that word combinations have particular characteristics for memorization and recall. First, word combinations consist of known words. Second, they are based on rich context that allows them to be memorized and recalled.
Key Words: word combination;individual words;memorization;recall
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