ERIC Number: ED418431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Speech Genres in Writing Cognitive Artifacts.
Shambaugh, R. Neal
This paper reports on the analysis of an instructional text on the basis of M. Bakhtin's (1986) notion of speech genres, which is used to theorize the different influences on the writing of an instructional text. Speech genres are used to reveal the multiple voices inherent in any text: the writer's, the reader's, and the text's. The author-written cognitive artifact was designed and written to support learners within a reflexive, co-participatory teaching approach. Methodological issues are examined in the design and use of this tool to systematically examine the significance of writing a text to support learning. Although speech genres are likely to resist a complete examination, being able to identify critical ones through a systematic analysis may assist educators in their design efforts. (Contains 20 references and 2 figures. An appendix show the three-step analysis procedure.) (Author/NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cognitive Artifacts; Mikhail Bakhtin; Speech Genres; Text Factors; Voice (Rhetoric)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (Scottsdale, AZ, December 3-6, 1997).