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ERIC Number: ED161034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Theoretical Issues in the Process-Product Controversy.
de Beaugrande, Robert
Diagramming composition as a control structure allows us to see the interaction between process and product and to discover that composition is not a linear process but starts and stops, returns and fixes, and moves ahead. In the interaction of three factors--the real world, the writer, and the reader--a text is produced. The objects, social influences, resources, goals, and situation of the real world are perceived by the writer who then processes, stores, develops the intention to communicate, plans, combines the topic and material into a meaning representation that is then put into a linear sequence (sentence, paragraph), creates the text, and evaluates. Thereupon the reader perceives the text, processes it, stores the processed text, changes his or her store of knowledge or experience, and communicates about the text. It is through diagramming a control structure such as this that the writing process and product can be understood. (TJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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