ERIC Number: ED185515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of "The Wonderful Desert." Technical Report No. 170.
Green, G. M.; And Others
This report presents a text analysis of "The Wonderful Desert," a brief selection from the "Reader's Digest Skill Builder" series. (The techniques used in arriving at the analysis are presented in a Reading Center Technical Report, Number 168, "Problems and Techniques of Text Analysis.") Tables are given for a statistical lexical analysis and for a syntactic analysis. Analyses of text level properties include an analysis of text structure, paragraph analysis and expository description, and an analysis of discourse properties, rhetorical devices and text-connective inferences. An analysis of the layout includes reviews of illustrations and graphics, the text layout, and sentences containing line breaks. (MKM)
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.