ERIC Number: ED192369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct-31
Reference Count: N/A
Cause and Effect: An Overview. Technical Note.
Noting that identifying and inferring cause and effect relationships is critical to the receptive language use of both listeners and readers, this paper describes the various constructions used to express cause and effect and discusses the problems in comprehending them. Various sections of the paper discuss (1) the form of cause and effect statements, (2) "true" (explicit) cause and effect statements, (3) statements of purpose, (4) conditional statements, (5) inferential cause and effect constructions, (6) statements of concession, and (7) multiple causes and effects. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.