ERIC Number: ED029865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Reference Count: 0
Where Do You Stand on Linguistics? CEA Chap Book.
This test was constructed to determine individual reaction to various linguistic principles and implications. The test consists of 170 "agree-disagree" items: 106 statements of principle (e.g., "The function of a dictionary is not to prescribe rules on how a language should operate, but simply to record what people say and write") and 64 practical implications (e.g., "The classroom study of literature should focus primarily on techniques rather than content"). Three major purposes should focus primarily on techniques rather than content"). Three major purposes implicit in the test construction are (1) to clarify in layman's terms the major linguistic ideas; (2) to help the individual instructor determine his own attitudes toward linguistics and its classroom applications; and (3) to simulate constructive discussion about linguistics. Interpretations of various scores are given, and a selected bibliography on linguistics is appended. (LH)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Diachronic Linguistics, English, Language Instruction, Language Tests, Linguistic Theory, Linguistics, Self Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Tests
Donald A. Sears, Department of English, California State College, Fullerton, Calif. 92631 (HC $0.75), and NCTE, 508 S. 6th St., Champaign, Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 27900, HC $0.50).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College English Association, Inc.
Note: Supplement to The CEA Critic, v26, n4 January 1964.