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ERIC Number: ED264741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 33
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Compatibility of Language Use across the Curriculum in School Level Textbooks.
Ramasamy, K.
A study analyzed language-related and non-language-related textbooks used in India's secondary schools for compatibility of content across related curricular areas. The textbooks prescribed for standards 5 and 6 in Kannada, Hindi, and English for both State and Central school systems were analyzed. Language texts were analyzed for linguistic, thematic, and discourse elements. Science and social studies texts were analyzed for linguistic content only. Content comparisons were also made among language subjects and between non-language and corresponding language subjects. The results showed that for language subjects, lexical compatibility was low while grammatical, thematic, and discourse contents were fully compatible. Lexical compatibility also decreased with increasing difficulty level. For non-language subjects, lexical compatibility was low, with unwarranted synonyms and sentential complexity. The implications of these findings for instruction that takes advantage of first language knowledge for second language learning are discussed. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India