ERIC Number: ED048244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
A Grammatico-Semantic Exploration of the Problems of Sentence Formation and Interpretation in the Classroom, Volume 2. Final Report.
Bateman, Donald R.; Zidonis, Frank J.
In the second volume of this two volume document (See TE 002 130.), Thomas Shroyer, in "Aesthetic Theory and Linguistic Investigation," explores the connections between linguistic inquiry and the art theory of Susanne Langer. He attempts to provide the understanding necessary for the teaching of literary art as one product of linguistic composition. Illustrative investigations of five poems for classroom study are included. William Craig, in "Investigation of Syntactic-Semantic Relationships in the Selected Writings of Students in Grades 4-12," examines the writings of students for paratactic relationships, syntactic-semantic relationships, conjunction and restriction, and reification (embedding) and topicalization (internal organization). It is concluded, from a series of standardized tests, that (1) coordination and parataxis decrease as grade level increases, (2) nominalization, extraposition, and passivization increase as grade level increases, and (3) hypotaxis (subordination) remains relatively stable for all grade levels, but older students use nearly all the hypotactic operations in the language while younger students confine themselves to two or three. (JM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.
Note: Project originally titled "Development of Composition Programs Based on Generative Grammar and Psycholinguistic Theory for Grades 7-9"