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ERIC Number: ED041905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 260
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An Analysis of Certain Structural and Lexical Signals Used to Express Relationships between Sentences in Paragraphs.
Horn, Vivian Josephine
This study examined "signals" of relationships between sentences that might be helpful in teaching reading to non-native speakers of English. Logical relationships were given special attention and classified to determine if they could be contained within a limited list to be used for teaching purposes. Five hundred paragraphs (2,720 sentences) were examined using a list based on the "meaningful relationships" discussed by Jones and Faulkner in "Writing Good Prose." The relationships examined were found to be adequately covered by 18 categories: Alternative, Amplification, Answer, Cause, Comparison, Contrast, Definition, Evaluation, Evidence, Example, Generalization, Inference, Parallel Idea, Question, Related Action, Restatement, Result, and Summary. Also examined were the structural and lexical signals of subordination; a marginal marking system was used to indicate coordination, subordination, and levels of generality. The analysis was exploratory, and findings were expected only to indicate promising possibilities for further investigation. (Author/LH)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Columbia University