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ERIC Number: ED091739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 25
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Linguistic Analysis Worksheet.
Peltz, Fillmore K.
Designed to test the effect upon comprehension of repatterning passages from a tenth grade social studies text by approximating the syntactic patterns found in a transformational analysis of the writing of the tenth grade subjects expected to read the text, this instrument was applied to 34 subjects who were asked to write 1,000 words of prose dealing with social studies content. The writing was segmented into T-units which were analyzed to quantify the frequency of use of each of 51 different transformations, and a synopsis of clause of sentence length factors was derived. Eight social studies passages were subjected to identical analysis, repatterned, and constructed with the original versions into a multiple choice test. Results showed significantly more correct responses to cloze items based upon the repatterned passages. [This document is one of those reviewed in The Research Instruments Project (TRIP) monographs "Measures for Research and Evaluation in the English Language Arts" to be published by the Committee on Research of the National Council of Teachers of English in cooperation with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills. A TRIP review which precedes the document lists its category (Reading), title, author, date, and age range (senior high), and describes the instrument's purpose and physical characteristics.] (JM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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