ERIC Number: ED178918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Cognition and Written Language: A Symposium.
Purves, Alan, Ed.
Originally presented at a symposium on cognition and written language, the 14 papers in this collection discuss research findings regarding reading and writing processes, ways that the development of effective reading and writing can be abetted by instruction, and research needs in the area of cognition and written language. The papers focus on the following topics: methodological issues in writing research, the acquisition of language skills using computer based instruction, analogies between written and spoken language, needed research on processes of invention, issues related to cognition and written language among elementary school students, the cognitive processes in the evaluation of texts, the style of teacher response, the influence of prior knowledge on literary inference, problem solving strategies in writing, strategies used in comprehending written stories, procedures for exploring writers' cognitive maturity, a program to help college students develop operational reasoning skills, the success of informal methods in teaching children to write, and the acquisition and development of individuals' mental lexicons. (GT)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Language Acquisition, Language Skills, Reading Processes, Research Methodology, Student Evaluation, Teacher Response, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Written Language
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Papers presented at the Symposium on Cognition and Written Language (Pittsburgh, PA, March 15, 1979)