ERIC Number: ED029890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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The Sentence and the Paragraph.
National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.
Two articles on sentence construction and eight on the paragraph comprise this publication. Francis Christensen contributes four articles on (1) the use of loose, cumulative sentences, (2) sentence openers, with illustrations from Hemingway, (3) a generative rhetoric for the paragraph, and (4) the formation of principles of paragraph composition from the practices of professional writers. A. L. Becker presents a tagmemic approach to paragraph analysis and, in a second article, explains paragraph recognition and modes of discourse by focusing on "lexical chains" in relation to grammatical functions. Paul C. Rodgers, Jr., describes a discourse-oriented rhetoric of the paragraph based on non-logical criteria to account for indentions; in addition, he urges investigation of paragraph rhetoric by inductive examination of the practice of many writers. Josephine Miles considers paragraphing as an attempt to place writing in a relevant f orm that establishes context and indicates pacing. David H. Karrfalt comments on the above approaches to paragraph analysis and compares essay structure to sentence and paragraph structure. (See TE 001 447, "Notes Toward a New Rhetoric: Six Essays for Teachers," for the revised and supplemented versions of the articles by Francis Christensen.) (LH)
Descriptors: Connected Discourse, Descriptive Writing, Discourse Analysis, Expository Writing, Generative Grammar, Language Patterns, Paragraph Composition, Paragraphs, Rhetoric, Sentence Structure, Sentences, Structural Grammar, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills, Written Language
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 31904, $0.75).
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.
Note: Articles reprinted from "College Composition and Communication" and "College English," 1963, 1965, and 1966.