ERIC Number: ED034778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
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A Study of the Responses to the "Language Inquiry". Interim Report.
Frogner, Ellen A.
To measure attitudes toward language and language habits, a "Language Inquiry" of 100 items covering several language areas was developed, incorporating the judgments of 10 linguists. The "Inquiry" was sent to three groups: 597 college students in Illinois, predominately English majors; 202 public school teachers working with student teachers from Illinois colleges and universities; and, in a follow-up study, 83 recently graduated English majors. Conclusions were that (1) college students' responses differed most from those of linguists, and high school teachers differed least; (2) the responses by recent graduates in the follow-up study differed little from their earlier responses; (3) no pattern between responses and number of courses in English language study was established for any of the three groups; (4) the groups tended to follow more traditional rules than did linguists; (5) many respondents seemed unaware of the range of possible answers. (The "Language Inquiry," six survey documents, and 22 tables of data are included.) See also TE 001 641 for a related report. (LH)
Descriptors: College Students, Language Instruction, Language Research, Language Skills, Language Teachers, Language Usage, Linguistics, Measurement Instruments, Secondary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Response
The Language Inquiry, P. O. Box 2027, Station A, Champaign, Ill. 61820 ($2.75). The "Language Inquiry" (a 100-item instrument) may be ordered separately for $0.25
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State-Wide Curriculum Study Center in the Preparation of Secondary English Teachers, Urbana.