ERIC Number: ED271986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputers, Software and Foreign Languages for Special Purposes: An Analysis of TXTPRO.
Tang, Michael S.
TXTPRO, a computer program developed as a graduate-level research tool for descriptive linguistic analysis, produces simple alphabetic and word frequency lists, analyzes word combinations, and develops concordances. With modifications, a teacher could enter the program into a mainframe or a microcomputer and use it for text analyses to develop more relevant and practical lesson plans for any foreign language taught for special purposes. A simplified version has already been developed for microcomputers, but it must be used with a word processing program and it requires considerable experience, time, and manipulation by the operator to produce results. Its principal value at present lies in its usefulness as a research tool for analyzing written and oral language for special purposes or for designing a textbook for technical and scientific translation. Appended materials include a guide for running TXTPRO on IBM-PC and IBM-Compatible Computers, as well as samples of TXTPRO output. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages for Business and the Professions (4th, Dearborn, MI, May 2-4, 1985); see FL 015 835. Some pages have small print.