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ERIC Number: ED018158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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APPLICATION OF MATHEMATICAL LEARNING THEORY AND LINGUISTICS TO SECOND-LANGUAGE LEARNING, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO RUSSIAN. FINAL REPORT.
CROTHERS, EDWARD; SUPPES, PATRICK
THE REPORT DESCRIBES THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROCEDURES OF A COMPUTER-BASED FIRST YEAR COURSE IN RUSSIAN VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR, WHICH WILL BE INTRODUCED AT STANFORD IN SEPTEMBER 1967. THE FINAL EXAM WILL BE THE SAME FOR THE COMPUTER-BASED SECTIONS AS FOR THE CONVENTIONAL SECTIONS. THE PROGRAM IS BEING PRODUCED THROUGH THE JOINT EFFORTS OF THE PSYCHOLOGIST, LINGUIST-LANGUAGE TEACHER, NATIVE RUSSIAN INFORMANT, AND COMPUTER PROGRAMER ON THE PROJECT. THIRTY-FOUR OF THE PLANNED 100 LESSONS HAVE BEEN PREPARED. INSTALLATION OF TELETYPES AND TAPE RECORDERS IS IN PROGRESS. ALSO, AN EXPERIMENT IS BEING RUN TO DETERMINE THE FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE EASE OF LEARNING TO COMPREHEND RUSSIAN SPEECH. COMPREHENSION IS MEASURED EITHER BY ASKING THE STUDENT TO TRANSLATE THE UTTERANCE HE HEARD, OR TO ANSWER QUESTIONS BASED ON IT. ANALYSES WILL SEEK TO RELATE THE PROPORTION OF ERRORS TO SYNTACTIC AND PHONETIC PROPERTIES OF THE SPEECH, USING REGRESSION TECHNIQUES. FINALLY, A STUDY INVOLVING LEARNING OF JAPANESE-ENGLISH VOCABULARY PAIRS PERMITTED SPECIFICATION OF SOME OF THE LINGUISTIC DETERMINANTS OF DIFFICULTY IN LEARNING WORD-FOR-WORD TRANSLATIONS. INCLUDED IN THE APPENDIXES ARE (1) INSTRUCTIONS FOR LESSON PROGRAMERS ON PROGRAMING VOCABULARY ITEMS AND PRESENTING GRAMMATICAL RULES, AND (2) A DETAILED LIST OF THE CONTENTS TO BE COVERED IN EACH OF 30 LESSONS. (AUTHOR/SS)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; Stanford University CA