Effectiveness of Various Computer-Based Instructional Strategies in Language Teaching.
Final rept. 1 Nov 69-31 Aug 70,
STANFORD UNIV CALIF INST FOR MATHEMATICAL STUDIES IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
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The project results include the following 1 A PDP-10 assembly language program for the selection from a coded vocabulary list of individual words to be used in generating a number of concrete drill sentences corresponding to a single abstract sentence pattern, 2 a coding system designed to allow the concise statement of a large set of semantic-syntactic patterns in which a given vocabulary item can be employed, 3 a program which utilizes material encoded according to the system described under 2 above to produce the total set of individual phrase and sentence pattern available for the teaching of the given vocabulary item, 4 a program for the automatic listing of individually coded vocabulary items under the semantic classes to which they belong, 5 a new string-manipulation language for the PDP-10 computer, designed to facilitate the creation of programs dealing with language material without excessive utilization of machine storage, and 6 an Elementary Verbal Communicator program for the conversion of a limited set of English language statements concerning a base andor target language to a an operation-code string which can be used to locate appropriate frame-generation routines, and b a set of instructional variables to be utilized by such frame-generation routines. Author
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