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ERIC Number: ED166692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Sentence Manipulation and Cognitive Operations.
Suhor, Charles
Sentence combining (SC) has proved to be valuable in increasing the syntactic maturity of students. However, teachers have felt uncomfortable with the arhetorical nature of SC. Little research has been done on the relation of cognitive processes and SC. SC might be more useful if account is taken of the fact that syntax is an abode for cognitive structures, or that syntax might function in precise ways as a cognitive organizer, or that each syntactic structure might host a certain range of cognitive structures. A first step towards bringing SC pedagogy into focus with cognitive processes would be research that compares how writers at different age levels match particular syntactic structures with particular cognitive structures. (Included are illustrations and discussions of a single syntactic structure hosting several cognitive structures, a single cognitive structure wedded to different syntactic structures, and sentences with identical syntactic structures but with different cognitive density.) (TJ)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development (3rd, Boston, Massachusetts, September 29-30, 1978)