ERIC Number: ED061786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Le vocabulaire disponible du francais, Tome II. Vocabulaire disponible des enfants acadiens (The Working French Vocabulary, Volume 2. Working Vocabulary of Acadian Children).
Mackey, William F.; And Others
The second of a two-volume study of the relative accessibility of French vocabulary in French-speaking Acadia, this study presents statistical data concerning the degree of difficulty of recall of vocabulary related to 16 fundamental centers of interest found in normal conversation. The data are derived from responses of 700 students ranging from nine to twelve years of age, all living in a bilingual region in New Brunswick. Spelling of English and French vocabulary is taken into consideration and presented in terms of variant forms produced by the subjects. This document provides a source for researchers in psychology, linguistics, sociology, and pedagogy who wish to perform related experiments and lack the means for validating linguistic hypotheses. As a model for future lexicological studies, the work illustrates the methodology used in a computer-oriented analysis of the problem. Computer-printouts, figures, tables, and appendixes are provided. For the companion document see FL 002 938. (RL)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Field Studies, Form Classes (Languages), French, Glossaries, Language Patterns, Language Research, Speech Habits, Standard Spoken Usage, Statistical Analysis, Vocabulary, Word Frequency, Word Lists
Center for Curriculum Development Inc., 401 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 (Vols. 1 and 2, $20.10)
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Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.
Identifiers: Acadians; Canada