ERIC Number: ED059805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
[A Spoken Word Count of Six-Year-Old Navajo Children, with Supplement--Complete Word List.] Navajo Reading Study Progress Report No. 10.
Spolsky, Bernard; And Others
As part of a study of the feasibility and effect of teaching Navajo children to read their own language first, a word count collected by 22 Navajo adults interviewing over 200 Navajo 6-year-olds was undertaken. This report discusses the word count and the interview texts in terms of (1) number of sentences, (2) number of words, (3) number of tokens, (4) type-token ratios, and (5) word-length. A frequency list gives all words used by at least 2 children. The words, mostly Navaho, are grouped in order of frequency and in alphabetical order within each frequency. A supplement lists, alphabetically, all words from the interview texts (whether used by children or adults). Frequency and range data for adults and children are given separately and in total for each word. Related documents are ED 035 484, ED 043 004, ED 043 005, ED 043 413, and ED 048 584. (NQ)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque.