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ERIC Number: ED014879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Jan
Pages: 26
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Reference Count: 0
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A VOCABULARY PROGRAM USING "LANGUAGE REDUNDANCY."
SCHAEFER, HALMUTH H.
THE THESIS OF THIS REPORT IS THAT REDUNDANT PARTS OF A SENTENCE MAY EITHER BE OMITTED OR REPLACED BY NONSENSE WORDS WITHOUT LOSS OF COMPREHENSION. AND IF THE NONSENSE WORDS ARE IN A LANGUAGE FOREIGN TO THE READER, THEIR CONSISTENT USE SHOULD EVENTUALLY EQUATE THEM TO EQUIVALENTS IN THE READER'S LANGUAGE. GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURE WILL ALSO BE ACQUIRED IN THIS WAY. THE READING MATTER SHOULD ASSURE CONTINUED INTEREST. THESE HYPOTHESES WERE TESTED BY WRITING A PROGRAM WHICH USED 350 GERMAN WORDS IN PLACE OF REDUNDANT ENGLISH WORDS IN 3 SHORT STORIES. AFTER 3 NON GERMAN-SPEAKING COLLEGE STUDENTS READ THE PROGRAM, THEY COULD TRANSLATE 60 PERCENT OF THE GERMAN WORDS WHEN THE WORDS WERE PRESENTED OUT OF CONTEXT. THE STUDENTS WERE ABLE TO MAKE STATEMENTS ABOUT GERMAN GRAMMAR, AND AGREED THAT THE EXPERIENCE WAS A PLEASANT ONE. THIS REPORT IS ONE OF A SERIES ON THE INVESTIGATION OF VARIATIONS IN THE PROPERTIES OF SELF-TUTORING LEARNING SEQUENCES. (LH)
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Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.
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