ERIC Number: ED174981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Strunctional Analysis of Prose.
Walpole, Jane R.
"Strunctional" analysis identifies, simultaneously yet separately, both the structural and functional links that tie sentence pairs together. Coherence in prose results from an appropriate combination of structural and functional relations between each sentence pair. Structural links between sentences comprise syntactic and lexical links; functional links reflect the logical relations that comments have toward structurally-linked head sentences. These relations can be either explicit or implicit. Benefits derived from using strunctional analysis in the classroom include: closer examination of paragraphs to notice specific words and structures; identification of devices an established author uses to develop ideas; and identification of errors made by student writers that keep their writing from being coherent and clear. (Examples of strunctional analysis and suggested techniques for classroom use are appended.) (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (30th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 5-7, 1979)