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ERIC Number: ED104159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Developmental Models of a Child's French Syntax. Technical Report No. 243.
Suppes, P.; And Others
This is the second report concerned with the analysis of a young child's spoken French. It focuses on the study of the entire corpus of 33 hour sessions occurring approximately once a week and ranging from the time the subject was 25 months old to 38 months old. Chapter 1 is devoted to introductory remarks. Chapter 2 contains a dictionary of the parts of speech used by the subject and summarizes the analysis used on the full corpus. In the third chapter, the grammar developed to account for the subject's speech is presented. In chapter 4 a probablistic grammar is presented as a more effective way to evaluate the appropriateness of the grammar given in the third chapter. In chapter 5, two developmental models of the child's speech are tested, a stage model and an incremental model. It is concluded that, although neither model fits the data exactly, the evidence in favor of the incremental model is substantial. (Author/PMP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science.
Note: Psychology and Education Series; For related document, see ED 076 075