Word Association Test Performance of Deaf Subjects Kent-Rosanoff word associations for two groups of deaf subjects (N = 151, 115; age range 11–20) were compared to those from a group of hearing subjects (N = 325). Measures of commonality, comparisons of male and female responses, response overlap, superordinate responding, and contrast responding are all consistent with the ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1967
Word Association Test Performance of Deaf Subjects
 
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  • James H. Koplin
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Penelope B. Odom
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Richard L. Blanton
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jum C. Nunnally
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1967
Word Association Test Performance of Deaf Subjects
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1967, Vol. 10, 126-132. doi:10.1044/jshr.1001.126
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1967, Vol. 10, 126-132. doi:10.1044/jshr.1001.126

Kent-Rosanoff word associations for two groups of deaf subjects (N = 151, 115; age range 11–20) were compared to those from a group of hearing subjects (N = 325). Measures of commonality, comparisons of male and female responses, response overlap, superordinate responding, and contrast responding are all consistent with the hypothesis that word associations of the deaf are comparable to those of younger hearing subjects. The one measure inconsistent with this conclusion concerned the percentage of paradigmatic responses to nouns and adjectives.

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