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ERIC Number: ED068226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Navajo Spelling Lists. Navajo Reading Study Progress Report No. 11.
The Navajo spelling lists are intended for teachers or materials writers who require sets of Navajo words with certain characteristics. The lists are derived from the corpus collected as the basis for a computer-assisted study of the vocabulary of 6-year-old Navajo children. Words in the corpus, whether used by adult interviewers or by children, and whatever their frequency, that fit the description of the pattern chosen are given. In Set 1, words are listed on the basis of the occurrence of a given vowel or consonant unit. In Set 2, words are listed on the basis of the contrast of given pairs of word- or syllable-final consonants. In Set 3, 2-syllable words are given which contrast in vowel quality. Set 4 consists of some comparative statistics: (1) relative sentence length, in words, for children and for adults; (2) relative sentence length, in graphemes, for children and for adults; and (3) relative word length, in graphemes, for children and for adults. (FF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque.