ERIC Number: ED208417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Selected Papers from the 1981 Texas Writing Research Conference (Austin, Texas, August 1981).
Hairston, Maxine C., Ed.; Selfe, Cynthia L., Ed.
Nine selected papers presented at the Texas Writing Research Group's 1981 conference are offered in this collection. The papers discuss (1) sources of linguistic interference among American minorities; (2) contributions of discourse analysis to composition; (3) emerging notions of heuristic (investigative), eristic (controversial), and protreptic (persuasive) rhetoric in Homeric discourse: proto-literate conniving, wrangling, and reasoning; (4) the interactive process of evaluation in the writing conference; (5) sentence combining; (6) evaluation, revision, and instruction in writing; (7) the historical origins of writing; (8) the role that semantics plays in the production of written discourse; and (9) nuclear structures in discourse. (RL)
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Higher Education, History, Language Variation, Minority Groups, Research Needs, Rhetorical Criticism, Semantics, Sentence Combining, Structural Analysis (Linguistics), Teacher Role, Theories, Writing (Composition), Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Research
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.; Texas Univ., Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Texas Writing Research Group.
Identifiers: Invention (Rhetorical); Writing across the Curriculum