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ERIC Number: ED013448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Pages: 135
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Reference Count: 0
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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF DIGITAL COMPUTERS IN THE CREATION OF PROGRAMMED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO STANDARD UKRAINIAN AND AMERICAN ENGLISH.
VAN CAMPEN, JOSEPH A.
BEFORE ESTABLISHING HOW A DIGITAL COMPUTER COULD BE USED FOR DESCRIBING BASIC CONTRASTS BETWEEN AMERICAN ENGLISH AND STANDARD UKRAINIAN, IT WAS NECESSARY TO DEVELOP A SET OF SYMBOLS CORRESPONDING TO CERTAIN ELEMENTARY DESCRIPTIVE UNITS OF GRAPHEMICS, PHONOLOGY, MORPHOLOGY, AND SYNTAX AND TO APPLY THESE SYMBOLS TO ENCODING FOR THE IBM 7094. THE RESEARCH WAS MAINLY UNDERTAKEN TO DETERMINE HOW UNFAMILIAR INFORMATION ON A "TARGET LANGUAGE" COULD BE ORDERED IN THE STEP-BY-STEP PROCEDURE CHARACTERISTIC OF PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION. DESCRIBING THE PHONOLOGY WAS FURTHER COMPLICATED BECAUSE NEITHER THE DISTINCTIVE FEATURE APPROACH NOR THE ARTICULATORY/ACOUSTIC APPROACH WAS COMPLETELY ADEQUATE, BOTH BEING AMBIGUOUS. ANOTHER DIFFICULTY AROSE FROM THE FACT THAT THE DESCRIPTIONS OF ENGLISH HAD BEEN WRITTEN BY BRITISH OR AMERICAN LINGUISTS, WHILE THE DESCRIPTIONS OF UKRAINIAN REFLECTED EAST EUROPEAN OR SOVIET LINGUISTIC THOUGHT. THE FINAL OBJECTIVE WAS TO CREATE ONE OR MORE OUTLINES FOR PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION IN UKRAINIAN FOR ENGLISH SPEAKERS. THIS PROVED UNREALISTIC BECAUSE THE COMPUTER WAS NOT CAPABLE OF FULLY ASSESSING THE DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES BETWEEN LANGUAGES. (FB)
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Identifiers: IBM System 7000