ERIC Number: ED177495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
On the Discourse Structure of Direct Quotation. Technical Report No. 143.
This paper analyzes the order in which subject, verb, and quote come in sentences in the children's stories about Babar by Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff. It suggests that different constructions have different functions that are exploited by the author for communicative purposes. The paper adds that the order in which these elements appear affects the complexity of the text and thereby affects reading comprehension. (TJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.