ERIC Number: ED117955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Aspekte und Probleme der linguistischen Analyse schichtenspezifischen Sprachgebrauchs. Studien und Berichte 31 (Aspects and Problems of the Linguistic Analysis of Language Usage Within Specific Social Levels. Studies and Reports No. 31).
This is a study of linguistic variability among social levels in West Germany and of the problems associated with doing such an analysis. The data, ordered according to sex and social levels, were collected from young children retelling narratives heard on tapes. The report represents a comprehensive study of the children's syntactic performance and language usage. The discussion is within the transformational-generative framework and the classification of the syntactic patterns is based essentially on Chomsky. There are five chapters: (1) introduction to the investigation; (2) discussion of the adequacy of generative grammar and the assumptions taken by such a model in describing and interpreting linguistic phenomena; (3) description of the methodology used for collecting the data and for its analysis; (4) presentation of the results of the study, which are subsequently tabulated in the appendix; and (5) discussion of language usage forms resulting from socially induced behavior strategies specific to social levels--Bernstein's concept of verbal planning. (TL)
Descriptors: Child Language, Generative Grammar, German, Grammar, Language Patterns, Language Role, Language Usage, Language Variation, Linguistic Theory, Semantics, Social Dialects, Social Environment, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Status, Sociolinguistics, Syntax, Transformational Generative Grammar
Ernst Klett Verlag, Rotebuehlstr. 77, 7000 Stuttgart 1, West Germany (DM23)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Max-Planck-Institut fuer Bildungsforschung, Berlin (West Germany).