Word knowledge

From Teflpedia

Word knowledge involves knowledge of information about a word.

Although on face value, it might be clear that someone (e.g. a student) "knows what a word means", this really not a dichotomy:


  • Is the knowledge of the word in productive or receptive? Most people have much larger receptive vocabularies.
  • Does the knowledge cover less common meanings of words?
  • Does the knowledge cover collocations?
  • Does the knowledge cover relevant idioms?
  • etc.