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ERIC Number: ED091748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 14
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Indexes of Syntactic Maturity (Dixon-Hunt-Christensen).
Dixon, Edward
These indexes, a set of measures of growth in syntactic fluency, are derived from the research in written syntax of Hunt and Christensen. They are a means of linguistic analysis of each T-unit (independent clause and its modifiers) in a writing sample. The indexes include: mean T-unit length; number of words in free modifiers, final position only; number of instances of words in intra T-unit coordination; number of instances of intra T-unit coordinations; total number of words in free modifiers, all positions; and total number of instances of free modifiers, all positions. The "all positions" designation includes free modifiers in the initial, medial, and final position within the T-unit. [This document is one of those reviewed in the Research Instruments Project (TRIP) monograph"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 its category (writing), title, author, date, and age range (elementary--postsecondary), and describes the instrument's purpose and physical characteristics.] (WR)
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