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ERIC Number: ED034778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Pages: 78
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A Study of the Responses to the "Language Inquiry". Interim Report.
Frogner, Ellen A.
To measure attitudes toward language and language habits, a "Language Inquiry" of 100 items covering several language areas was developed, incorporating the judgments of 10 linguists. The "Inquiry" was sent to three groups: 597 college students in Illinois, predominately English majors; 202 public school teachers working with student teachers from Illinois colleges and universities; and, in a follow-up study, 83 recently graduated English majors. Conclusions were that (1) college students' responses differed most from those of linguists, and high school teachers differed least; (2) the responses by recent graduates in the follow-up study differed little from their earlier responses; (3) no pattern between responses and number of courses in English language study was established for any of the three groups; (4) the groups tended to follow more traditional rules than did linguists; (5) many respondents seemed unaware of the range of possible answers. (The "Language Inquiry," six survey documents, and 22 tables of data are included.) See also TE 001 641 for a related report. (LH)
The Language Inquiry, P. O. Box 2027, Station A, Champaign, Ill. 61820 ($2.75). The "Language Inquiry" (a 100-item instrument) may be ordered separately for $0.25
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State-Wide Curriculum Study Center in the Preparation of Secondary English Teachers, Urbana.
Identifiers: Language Inquiry; Project English