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ERIC Number: ED126511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Mode on Written Syntactic Complexity: Part II--Fourth Grade. Report No. 25.
Perron, J. D.
Writing samples representing argumentation, exposition, narration, and description were gathered from 52 fourth-grade pupils. Significant differences were found among the four modes of writing and among high, medium, and low ability groups, for T-unit length and clauses per T-unit; lesser differences also were found for clause length. Argumentation produced the most complex writing and description produced the least complex, with exposition and narration sharing an intermediary position which varied according to the measure chosen. Reading comprehension correlated positively with the measures of complexity. Relationships among cognitive, linguistic, and moral development are also discussed. (AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Language Education.