ERIC Number: ED059806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Grapheme and Unit Frequencies in Navajo. Navajo Reading Study Progress Report No. 12.
As part of a study of the feasibility and effect of teaching Navajo children to read their own language first, the results of analysis of grapheme and unit frequencies noted in the speech of Navajo 6-year-olds are presented in this report. Material gathered by means of interviews conducted by 22 adult Navajos with over 200 Navajo children is analyzed and the linguistic structure is compared with that used by adult Navajos. The grapheme and unit frequencies are computed for children and adults and reported separately. Graphemes, vowel units, dipthong units, absolute frequencies, and relative frequencies are listed in tabular form and described. A 26-item bibliography is included. Related documents are ED 035 484, ED 043 004, ED 043 005, ED 043 413, and ED 048 584. (PS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque.