ERIC Number: ED247447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Description of Vocabulary in Beginning and Advanced Typewriting Classes.
A study examined and classified the typing vocabulary present in six contemporary texts used in secondary school typing classes. During this examination, the researcher classified words pertaining to the following instructional areas: learning the keyboard letters and numbers, learning machine parts, developing typing speed, and improving typing accuracy. Each of the words found was then looked up in Roget's "Thesaurus" to determine its appropriate classification number(s). This classification effort indicated that typing vocabulary is a very specialized vocabulary. In all, two-thirds of this vocabulary involves concepts pertaining to space and to intellect (categories including intellectual faculties and communication of ideas). One-third of the vocabulary changes in its semantic meaning from intellect vocabulary to abstract relations vocabulary (categories including quantity, order, and number). (Appended to this thesis are a summary of classes in the classification scheme of Roget's "Thesaurus," learning-to-type vocabulary grouped by general class and specific categories, specific-typing-skills vocabulary grouped by class and specific categories, general-typing-task vocabulary and prepositions used in typing classes grouped by general class and specific categories, and a master word list for beginning and advanced typing classes.) (MN)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
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Note: Master's thesis, Cardinal Stritch College.