ERIC Number: ED047319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Methodology and Implications of Reconstruction and Automatic Processing of Natural Language of the Classroom.
Marlin, Marjorie; Barron, Nancy
This paper discusses in some detail the procedural areas of reconstruction and automatic processing used by the Classroom Interaction Project of the University of Missouri's Center for Research in Social Behavior in the analysis of classroom language. First discussed is the process of reconstruction, here defined as the "process of adding to messages what is otherwise not directly observable in the overt communicating behavior (i.e., grammatically and contextually implicit information), and of structuring this behavior into simplex sentences and lexical units." This is followed by a consideration of the role of the computer in processing the reconstructed data and a discussion of the computer programs used. The author believes that the language analysis system explained here has the advantage of universality, being applicable not only to classroom discourse but to any corpus of linguistic communication as well. See related documents AL 002 750-753. (FWB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Center for Research in Social Behavior.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, N.Y., February 1971