ERIC Number: ED175256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
L'ordinateur et l'analyse grammaticale (The Computer and Grammatical Analysis). Series B-2.
Mepham, Michael S.
This discussion of the use of computer programming in syntactic analysis covers three major points: (1) a review of basic notions in automatic grammars; (2) a description of the grammar used in a pilot project which analysed the linguistic content of methods of teaching foreign languages; and (3) proposals on the application of the same techniques to the study of scientific vocabulary. In the first section, automatic, or generative grammar, is defined as one formulated in such a way as to be applied mechanically in the construction of sentences. In this context the discussion deals with the process of analysis of existing sentences, structural description, formulation of rules, structural ambiguity, and the process for applying rules. The second section dealing with methodology covers the development of a system of analysis of texts with the help of a computer. Things to be considered in this context are lexical ambiguity, identification of rules, levels of syntactic analysis, formulation of rules, and paraphrasing of word groups, locutions, clauses, and sentences. The third section discusses techniques used in analysis of methods as these relate to the study of scientific language, with particular emphasis on the question of words and context. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Computational Linguistics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Computer Science, Computers, Deep Structure, Generative Grammar, Grammar, Information Processing, Language Instruction, Language Research, Languages for Special Purposes, Sciences, Sentence Structure, Syntax, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.
Note: Paper presented at the "Stage du Conseil de l'Europe 'Langues de specialite: analyse linguistique et recherche pedagogique'" (Saint-Cloud, France, November 1967)