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ERIC Number: ED121090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 179
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-91-40-04007-0
Papers in Contrastive Linguistics and Language Testing. Lund Studies in English 50.
Johansson, Stig
This book contains eight papers. (1) "The Uses of Error Analysis and Contrastive Analysis." Use of error linguistics may illuminate normal language processes. This paper outlines procedures and applications of error and contrastive analysis. (2) "The Identification and Evaluation of Errors in Foreign Languages: A Functional Approach." The concern is with basic principles used in establishing a hierarchy of errors, approached through discussion of a marking system used in language testing. (3) "A Methodological Study of the Communicative Effect of Learners' Errors." A methodology is developed for studying the degree of irritation of language learners' errors. (4) "Swedish and English Phonemes: A Perceptual Study." This paper examines the claim that certain Swedish and English vowel phonemes are indistinguishable in tests. (5) "Swedish and English Stops: A Perceptual Study." Native Swedish and English perceptions of stops described as identical or different are investigated. (6) "An Evaluation of the Noise Test, a Method for Testing Overall Second Language Proficiency by Perception under Masking Noise." The Lund and Indiana noise tests are discussed and evaluated. (7) "Partial Dictation as a Test of Foreign Language Proficiency." This paper determines that such tests are reliable measures. (8) "Investigating Linguistic Acceptability through Perception under Masking Noise." Experiments to determine grammaticality are described. (CHK)
Glerrup Bokforlag, AB C.W.K., Oresundsvagen 1, Lund, Sweden
Publication Type: Books
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