The purpose is that you successfully apply what you have learned during the course to your own data to report on a learner’s phonological, lexical, morphological, syntactic, and communicative level.
Progress Report begins Week 10Oral presentations begin week 13Show a two-minute segment of your tape (video or audio)Pre[are a powerpoint presentationExplain the purpose of your studyDescribe your data collection procedureIdentify the areas you examinedExplain your findings
Find a subject. Video or audiotape speech samples of at least 20 minutes (at least 2 observations).If you are not doing a study of your family members, make certain to have the legal guardian or the participant in the study sign the consent form.
1- Videotape or audio-record natural conversation. You should record at least 20 minutes of spontaneous conversation. You may want to prepare some questions for an informal interview.
2-After you are done with data collection, transcribe your data.. Your transcription can be in standard orthography but you need to use phonetic transcription for the child’s utterances.
3-Analyse the data for the following categories:
Phonological processes: Identify and explain phonological processes you found in your dataAnalyze enough sample words or examples to be able to prove your point. …….
Syntax: Identify and explain the types of utterances that the child uses, look for overgeneralizations of rules, omission of or errors in sentence- or phrase-level rules.(e.g. improper word order, improper formation of questions and negatives, transfer of structures from native language etc.). Calculate the child’s Mean Length of Utterance(MLU)
Morphology: look for over regularizations, omissions or additions of morphemes.It is important that your data is rich enough to have explanatory power. You do not need to transcribe every thing, but the segment that you select should be representative so that you can make meaningful generalizations. Present your findings in the form of a chart to show your examples systematically and clearly.Classify the errors according to error types together.Explain and analyze the error types
Communicative CompetenceIdentify, describe, and illustrate the child’s level of communicative competence and pragmatic development in terms of conversational skills and patterns of discourse …….