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ERIC Number: ED047576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
French String Grammar. Final Report.
New York Univ., NY. Linguistic String Project.; Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
This work reports on an initial study of the possibility of providing a suitable framework for the teaching of a foreign language grammar through string analysis, using French as the target language. Analysis of a string word list (word-class sequences) yields an overall view of the grammar. Details are furnished in a set of restrictions which state grammatical constraints on the defined strings. The constraints are mainly statements indicating which word-subclasses are compatible within a given string or in adjoined strings. Other key sections include: (1) excision as a teaching-oriented form of string analysis: a comparison of French sentences with their English translations, and (2) a comparison of French and English strings. Appendixes contain an English string list and sets of correspondences between the French and English strings. (RL)
Descriptors: Deep Structure, Distinctive Features (Language), English, French, Grammar, Kernel Sentences, Language Patterns, Language Research, Language Typology, Language Universals, Modern Languages, Phrase Structure, Sentence Structure, Structural Analysis, Structural Grammar, Structural Linguistics, Surface Structure, Syntax, Transformational Generative Grammar
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Linguistic String Project.; Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.