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ERIC Number: ED035875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 21
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Data Management Considerations in Linguistic Research: A Proposal.
Natalicio, Diana S.; Natalicio, Luiz F. S.
This paper proposes a data management technique which frees the linguist's time from purely mechanical function better performed through purely mechanical means, thus permitting the linguist to utilize the savings in time to perform those tasks for which he is most highly trained. The number of combinations possible in terms of columns on the data processing card and characters on the key-punch machine is sufficient to accommodate a great variety of approaches to analysis; the linguist may adapt the available card space and character variety in any way he deems appropriate. It is not necessary for the linguist himself to be fully acquainted with the actual functioning of the key-punch, the sorter, the printer and/or reproducer (although none requires more than a few minutes introduction in order to operate it); a technician may be provided with a precise outline of the print-outs the linguist wishes to see and perform all of the necessary operations for the linguist. An examination of reduced and simplified data corresponding to two hypothetical research questions serves to illustrate the procedures involved. The first is an application of the method to a study of lexical variation, and the second an application to an investigation into the syntax of Brazilian Portuguese. (Authors/DO)
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