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Carroll, John B. (John Bissell) 1916-2003

Works: 194 works in 806 publications in 10 languages and 10,886 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Programmed instructional materials  Examinations  History  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, ed
Classifications: P27, 404
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Most widely held works by John B Carroll
Language, thought, and reality : selected writings by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

211 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whorf ... makes two cardinal hypotheses: First, that all higher levels of thinking are dependent on languge. Second, that the structure of the language one habitually uses influences the manner in which one understands his environment. The picture of the universe shifts from tongue to tongue"--Foreword by Stuart Chase
Language and thought by John B Carroll( Book )

57 editions published between 1964 and 1978 in 7 languages and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of language; a survey of linguistics and related disciplines in America by John B Carroll( Book )

75 editions published between 1953 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emphasizing the field of linguistics, this book describes the history, scope, problems, and current state of the study of language and communication in the united states. The major portion of the book, devoted to linguistic science, is comprised of (1) explanations of how linguistic science compares, from the historical and descriptive points of view, the structures and characteristics of both well and lesser known language systems, (2) descriptions of linguistic methodology procedures, and (3) clarification of such broadly significant problems as the classification of languages by types and the differences in the ways languages "encode" experience. In discussions of the independently conceived language study theories developed in the related disciplines of linguistics, psychology, the social sciences, philosophy, education, communication, and the study of speech, emphasis is put on the feasibility of interdisciplinary cooperation in merging all of the divergent theories into one really effective communication science, with potentially far reaching effects in both education and the social sciences. Also included is an examination of the organizations, personnel, and publications in the field of linguistic science, and in related fields, that might support advances in the study of language. Addenda contain ample text documentation and an extensive list of pertinent references. This document is available for $5.00 from harvard university press, cambridge, mass. 02138. (ab)
Language comprehension and the acquisition of knowledge by John B Carroll( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen papers given by language specialists are presented. These analyze special linguistic (semantic) problems that occur when interconnected strings of sentences constitute data base; they also analyze special psychological problems (of memory, inference, and motivation) that occur when human subjects are exposed to discourse materials in laboratory or real-life settings. Workshop questions to be considered were: (1) Exactly what is "comprehension" of language?; (2) Can one identify distinct processes in comprehension?; (3) In what senses can there be different degrees, levels, or types of comprehension?; (4) How can we measure comprehension in terms of these levels or types?; (5) What factors in language stimulus, the situation or receiver influence degree and manner of comprehension?; And (6) What is relation between immediate comprehension and its representation in memory either on long or short term basis? Author and Subject Indexes are included. (Nf)
Human cognitive abilities : a survey of factor-analytic studies by John B Carroll( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book surveys and summarizes the results of more than seventy years of investigation, by factor analysis, of a variety of cognitive abilities, with particular attention to language, thinking, memory, visual and auditory perception, creativity and the production of ideas, and the speed and accuracy of mental processing. The author describes his detailed findings resulting from reanalysis of more than 460 data sets from the factor-analytic literature, followed by a presentation of a hierarchical, three-stratum theory of cognitive ability and its implications for further research
Toward a literate society : the report of the Committee on Reading of the National Academy of Education with a series of papers commissioned by the committee by National Academy of Education( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American heritage word frequency book by John B Carroll( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Languages and the young school child by H. H Stern( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and French and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on school learning : selected writings of John B. Carroll by John B Carroll( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The teaching of French as a foreign language in eight countries by John B Carroll( Book )

14 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un chapitre décrit les conditions de conduite de l'enquête et les raisons du choix du français. Les tests et les variables utilisés sont présentés. Les différences entre l'enseignement du français dans les 8 pays étudiés (Chili, Angleterre, Pays-Bas, Nouvelle-Zélande, Roumanie, Ecosse, Suède, Etats-Unis) et entre les caractéristiques des enseignants et des étudiants, l'organisation de l'enseignement du français
The effectiveness of programmed "Grafdrils" in teaching the Arabic writing system by John B Carroll( Book )

7 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a final report of research in the teaching of the arabic writing system, conducted in the harvard summer school in 1962. a control group was taught arabic in the traditional grammar-translation method, for approximately 15 hours, while the experimental group used a set of self-instructional materials accompanied by tapes for the same amount of time. These programed materials called "grafdrils" originated in the phonetic script test of the modern language aptitude test and are organized into six phases--presentation, writing drill, graphic drill, sound drill, writing practice, and dictation drill. The technique involves basically "the systematic presentation of correlated visual and auditory stimuli in such a way that a subject can note these correlations and use them in making his responses to problems calling for the matching of a speech response to a visual stimulus or a written response to an auditory stimulus." The authors conclude from the results of the tests that the "grafdril" technique is in general "a more efficient method of teaching a writing system than either (a) a lecture-type classroom presentation, or (b) self-study from a textbook." The appendices to this report include sample "grafdril" sheets and tape-scripts, writing practices, instructions regarding preparation of a criterion test, a test sheet and a tape script. (Amm)
Planning and utilization of a regional data bank for educational research purposes; final report by John B Carroll( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On august 1, 1964, harvard graduate school of education began a study to investigate the feasibility of establishing a regional data bank for educational research purposes. The plan included convening a series of conferences of educators to determine what such a data bank should contain and what form it should take. The study was conducted in three phases--(1) planning of the conferences, (2) conducting the conferences (university researchers on december 3-5, 1964, state departments of education on may 26, 1965, and superintendents on july 8, 1965), and (3) writing of the report. Conclusions from each of the three conferences and papers presented are included. (Hb)
Linguaggio, pensiero e realtà by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in Italian and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research on teaching foreign languages by John B Carroll( Book )

12 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le lingue estere : metodologia didattica by Renzo Titone( Book )

7 editions published in 1966 in Italian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern language aptitude test ; MLAT manual, 1959 edition by John B Carroll( Book )

23 editions published between 1958 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The foreign language attainments of language majors in the senior year: a survey conducted in U.S. colleges and universities by John B Carroll( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study was made of the levels of proficiency attained by foreign language majors in U.S. colleges and universities, and of the factors associated with the attainments of these levels. The mla foreign language proficiency tests for teachers and advanced students were administered in 1965 to 2,775 seniors majoring in french, german, italian, russian, or spanish at 203 institutions. Also used in the study were the carroll-sapon modern language aptitude test and questionnaires for majors and department chairmen. The resulting data provided new evidence on a number of issues significant in the selection and training of future language teachers, though conclusions must be drawn with caution. Among the students sampled there was a generally low achievement on listening and speaking skills. There was evidence that time spent abroad has a potent effect on a student's language skills, that students of spanish or french who started the language in elementary school and continued it tended to have an advantage over other majors, that those from homes where foreign language was spoken attained greater competence, and that many low-aptitude students are able to compensate by diligent study and practice or because of special opportunities such as study abroad. Males and females were equal in language learning ability. Students at larger institutions outperformed those at smaller ones, and students at private institutions did better than those at public ones. Statistical data are presented in 99 tables and 13 figures and other background information is contained in five appendixes. (Am)
The teaching of English as a foreign language in ten countries by E. Glyn Lewis( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and Swedish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prediction of success in intensive foreign language training by John B Carroll( Book )

7 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a review of the problem of predicting foreign language success, this booklet describes the development, refinement, and validation of a battery of psychological tests, some involving tape-recorded auditory stimuli, for predicting rate of progress in learning a foreign language. Although the battery was developed for more general application in high schools and colleges, this article focuses on the results obtained in a variety of "intensive" or semi-intensive foreign language courses in a variety of Western and non-Western languages, mainly under governmental auspices, as in the Air Force or at the Foreign Service Institute. Validity coefficients for the tests often reached high levels, with multiple correlations as high as .84. Results suggest there are at least four main components of foreign language aptitude: phonetic coding ability, grammatical sensitivity, rote memory for foreign language materials, and inductive language learning ability. Aptitude is general over different languages, and the tests offer diagnostic possibilities. Results are interpreted in terms of a model that depicts relations among aptitude, ability to understand instruction, motivation, time allowed for learning, and quality of instruction. An appendix of test descriptions and a list of references accompany the text. (Author)
Lenguaje, pensamiento y realidad : selección de escritos by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Human cognitive abilities : a survey of factor-analytic studies
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Bissell Carroll, John

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Kaluo'er, Yuehan B. 1916-2003

Kyaroru, J. B. 1916-2003

Kyaroru, Shon B. 1916-2003

キャロル, J. B

キャロル, ジョン B.

Human cognitive abilities : a survey of factor-analytic studies