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ERIC Number: ED012379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 1
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EVOLUTION OF THE BASIC SPOKEN GERMAN WORD LIST. PRELIMINARY EDITION.
PFEFFER, J. ALAN
THIS REPORT SETS FORTH IN DETAIL THE PROCEDURES OF THE INVESTIGATION MADE TO PRODUCE A "BASIC SPOKEN GERMAN WORD LIST," PUBLISHED IN 1964 BY PRENTICE-HALL, INCORPORATED. THE WORD LIST WAS PRODUCED TO PROVIDE BASIC SOURCE MATERIAL FOR THE MOVEMENT SUPPORTED BY THE NATIONAL DEFENSE EDUCATION ACT TO TEACH THE SPOKEN LANGUAGE AND THE RELATED SKILLS IN THE SEQUENCE OF LISTENING-SPEAKING-READING-WRITING. THE STEPS TAKEN TO COLLECT SAMPLES OF REPRESENTATIVE SPEECH FROM VARIOUS SECTIONS OF GERMANY, AUSTRIA, AND THE CANTONS OF SWITZERLAND BY TAPE RECORDINGS ARE DESCRIBED, ALONG WITH AN ACCOUNT OF OBTAINING LISTS OF UTILITY WORDS FROM BOYS AND GIRLS OF 15 TO 16 YEARS OF AGE WHO FURNISHED, BY SPONTANEOUS ASSOCIATION, LISTS OF WORDS RELATIVE TO DIVERSE SUBJECTS. ALSO DETAILED, ARE THE METHODS OF USING DATA PROCESSING TECHNIQUES TO SELECT THE WORDS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE BASIC LIST AND TO DETERMINE THE FREQUENCY OF USE OF EACH WORD. THE RESULTING WORD LIST CONSISTS OF A TOTAL VOCABULARY OF 1,269 WORDS LISTED, NOT ONLY ALPHABETICALLY AND SYNTACTICALLY, BUT ALSO IN TERMS OF FREQUENCY AND BY SOURCE OF ORIGIN. RELATED DOCUMENTS ARE AA 000 101 (THE GERMAN WORD LIST) AND AA 000 102 (LIST OF ENGLISH EQUIVALENTS). THIS REPORT WAS PUBLISHED BY THE INSTITUTE FOR BASIC GERMAN, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, 1963, 88 PAGES. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh)