ERIC Number: ED032797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Definition of Achievement Level II in the Control of Spanish Syntax. Final Report.
Christensen, Clay Benjamin; Shawl, James Robert
A third volume of a highly articulated set of language materials defines achievement level 2 in the control of Spanish syntax while providing descriptions and interrelationships of vital syntactic structures and expected student performance. The noun phrase, predicate phrase, verbal aspects, adverbials, relativization, noun modification, nominalization, "si" clause, interrogatives, comparison, negation, pronouns, imperatives, exclamations, passivization, alternation of basic sentence patterns, deletions, and conjunctions are presented. Selected sentences from current audio-lingual teaching materials are offered in a systematic arrangement providing the student with a segmented learning coutinuum in small units and the teacher with an overview of the structural content. The structuring of syntactic units is based on transformational generative-grammar linguistic principles. Each grouping is presented with an introduction, illustrative examples, and performance tests dealing with auditory comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Considerable material is included on objectives of the study, assumptions and hypotheses, and methods and testing. A conclusion, list of references, glossary, tables, and appendixes are included. For companion documents see ED 021 514 and FL 001 487. (RL)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Behavioral Objectives, Course Objectives, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Language Learning Levels, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Linguistic Competence, Linguistic Theory, Modern Language Curriculum, Performance Criteria, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Syntax, Teaching Methods, Test Construction, Writing Skills
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.