ERIC Number: ED097743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Measurement of Language Change.
Boyd, John A.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether clozentropy would reveal the amount and rate of language change in a specific social group. Students in four basic interpersonal communication classes at the University of Wyoming were selected at the beginning of the semester to serve as subjects for this study. Two major conclusions were reached in this study: the degree of language change in the four independent classrooms changed significantly over the semester, with the change in the direction of higher clozentropy scores, and the rate of change was situationally dependent. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, April 17-20, 1974)