ERIC Number: ED212164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Introduction to Interscript--An Experiment in International Communication and Language Learning.
Bell, Frank E.
An outline is presented of how "Interscript," a developing international communication system, operates. The three main elements in "Interscript" are described in turn, as follows: (1) the glyphs or symbols, which are pictographs, ideographs, arbitrary symbols, and generic symbols; (2) "Clearthink", or what would correspond to the identification of illocutionary force and idiomatic content and the subsequent expression of total meaning; and (3) the grammatical and semantic systems. The description of "Interscript" concludes with some suggestions of ways it might be useful in an ordinary foreign language classroom. An attachment provides illustrations of the symbols and categories used in the body of the presentation. (AMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the ARELS Conference (Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 1981).