ERIC Number: ED102874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Comparative Study of the Syntactic Characteristics of Formal/Informal Discussion and Administrative Correspondence.
Public Service Commission of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
This study was conducted to provide descriptive, comparative, quantitative, and statistical information on the syntactic characteristics of two English registers: (1) formal and informal discussion and (2) administrative correspondence. In chapters 1 and 2 the background and purpose of the study are discussed. The composition of the major spoken and written corpus, the analytical data of which formed the basis of the study, is described in chapter 3. Chapter 4 outlines the multilevel analytical model adopted and its characteristic features. In chapter 5 the format of the computer printout containing the primary data is explained. Chapter 6 represents a statistical comparison of the spoken and written corpora at various levels, utilizing the analytical and quantitative information presented in the printout. Results are interpreted and conclusions summarized in chapter 7. Appendixes 1-11, in volume 2, consist of supplementary material prepared for readers desiring further details of different aspects of the study. (Author/PMP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Service Commission of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).