How many words does the average adult know? How many words do millions of adults all together know? More than 70,000 people have already taken part in a study that examines the human lexicon, using word associations. Gerrit Storms and Simon Dedeyne from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium are the two people overseeing this study, which is gradually building the vocabulary of the average adult. Their results will have value across disciplines, for psychologists, linguists, neurologists and beyond.
Gerrit Storms joins me on this week’s podcast to explain the Word Association Study, which you too can participate in by clicking the link.