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ERIC Number: ED033373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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An Inventory of Simple Sentence Patterns of English.
Te Reo: Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand, v10-11 p62-66 1967-68
The inventory presented here was produced by listing 13 sentence elements (subject, object, etc.) with specifications as to mutual exclusiveness and then presenting them to a computer with a request for permutations. Those items for which no examples could be found were excluded from the output, and the remaining patterns constitute the inventory given in this article. The list contains 518 patterns, whose frequency in written and spoken English ranges from very frequent to very rare. It is hoped that the list will prove useful to language teachers. (FWB)
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Computer Programs, English, English (Second Language), Language Instruction, Language Patterns, Sentence Structure, Standard Spoken Usage, Syntax, Written Language
Linguistic Society of New Zealand, c/o University of Auckland, Private Bag, Auckland (U.S. $1.80 per single copy).
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