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ERIC Number: ED189643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.