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ERIC Number: ED264718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 11
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Computers in the Teaching of Linguistics.
Paillet, Jean-Pierre
In an interview, a professor of linguistics at Carleton University (Ontario) discusses his use of computers and the programing language LOGO in a fourth-year linguistics course. LOGO was chosen because of its similarity to natural language and its method of structuring data. The first use was in an experimental linguistics seminar, in which the computer was used to expose students to a way of thinking relevant to language and to its use as a tool for conducting linguistics experiments. The computer use was found to be successful in promoting interactive learning and divergent thinking, and in getting across several basic concepts to be used in later courses. Use of computers and of LOGO in education in general is supported because of their ability to promote divergent rather than convergent thinking, and development of a game grammar with even more flexibility than LOGO is seen as a next step. (MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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