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ERIC Number: ED170746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Deep Structure of the Paragraph.
Woodson, Linda
Paragraphs, as well as sentences, can be spoken of as having a deep and a surface structure. The amount of deep structure of the paragraph that is mapped onto the surface paragraph is related to the mode of discourse in which the paragraph is found: the deep structure in scientific paragraphs is relatively uncomplicated with few assumptions made; the deep structure in informative and persuasive paragraphs is much more complex. Helping students understand the deep structure of their paragraphs allows them to be more sensitive to the underlying assumptions of what they write and to generate texture and greater complexity in their writing. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Joint Council of Teachers of English (13th, San Antonio, Texas, February 2-5, 1978)