ERIC Number: ED189643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Written Language and Writing Abilities: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July 1979 through June 1980 (Vol. 40 Nos. 1 through 12).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 21 titles deal with the following topics: (1) the adolescent writer's developing sense of audience; (2) the entry skills, methods, and attitudes of intermediate composition students in postsecondary composition programs; (3) field-dependence/independence as they relate to referential, expressive, and persuasive writing; (4) the revising processes of twelfth grade student writers; (5) letter writing as a mediation process between private and public ways of knowing; (6) "wordplay" as multiple signaling; (7) cognitive style and errors in standard usage in written compositions; (8) cohesion in the expository texts of ninth grade students; (9) popular scientific discourse; (10) writing mode and linguistic insecurity; (11) the coherence of writing done in academic contexts; (12) cohesive elements in written business discourse; (13) the rhetorical organization of American-English and Persian expository paragraphs; (14) stylistic features of superior freshman essays; (15) observed composing processes in three types of discourse; (16) psycholinguistic processes in composition; (17) developmental patterns in the production of written analogies; (18) viewing writing in terms of developmental psychology; (19) lexical fields and writing instruction; (20) the relation between reading and writing abilities; and (21) the patterns of development in essays of remedial, average, and advanced writers. (RL)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Annotated Bibliographies, Cognitive Style, Developmental Stages, Discourse Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Language Research, Literary Styles, Research, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Writing Research, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.