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Linguistic methodology for the analysis of aviation accidentsA linguistic method for the analysis of small group discourse, was developed and the use of this method on transcripts of commercial air transpot accidents is demonstrated. The method identifies the discourse types that occur and determine their linguistic structure; it identifies significant linguistic variables based upon these structures or other linguistic concepts such as speech act and topic; it tests hypotheses that support significance and reliability of these variables; and it indicates the implications of the validated hypotheses. These implications fall into three categories: (1) to train crews to use more nearly optimal communication patterns; (2) to use linguistic variables as indices for aspects of crew performance such as attention; and (3) to provide guidelines for the design of aviation procedures and equipment, especially those that involve speech.
Document ID
19840007067
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Goguen, J. A. (Structural Semantics Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Linde, C. (Structural Semantics Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1983
Subject Category
AIR TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY
Report/Patent Number
NASA-CR-3741
NAS 1.26:3741
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS2-11052
PROJECT: RTOP 505-35-01
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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