ERIC Number: ED044687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Information Dissemination in the Language Sciences: Case Histories of Fourteen Research Projects.
The basic purpose of this study, which is part of a larger effort to determine the characteristics of the transfer of scientific information in the language sciences, was to make case histories of 14 different research projects, in order to determine how much material they had generated and in particular how the resultant information has been disseminated and what time lapses had occurred between the various stages of its dissemination. It was found that the most frequently used outlets for the projects considered were journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports, and that a little over 50% of the items produced were covered in widely available abstract journals, bibliographies and indexes. The most productive fields, in terms of the quantity of items published in journals and presented at meetings, appeared to be psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics. A diagram showing dissemination stages over time reveals that a period of from two to four-and-one-half years intervenes between the start of a project and publication of the results in a journal or in conference proceedings, and that another year-and-a-half elapses before the items produced are covered in secondary sources. An appendix presents individual case histories of the projects covered. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (FWB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Language Information Network and Clearinghouse System.