ERIC Number: ED218663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Written Language and Writing Abilities: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January through June 1982 (Vol. 42 Nos. 7 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 31 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) the influence of audience on student writing; (2) syntax in the written language of reading-disabled and nonreading-disabled children; (3) the use of a creative writing scale as an evaluative and instructional tool by gifted primary school children; (4) the descriptive and persuasive writing skills of children; (5) the effects of different models of language arts instruction on the writing of second and third grade students; (6) the poetic-composing processes of twelfth grade students; (7) hemispheric dominance and imagaic writing; (8) propositionality, appositionality, and the writing process; (9) planning considerations in the composing process; (10) the effects of literary training on writing skills; (11) the relationship between rhetorical and scientific discovery; (12) sentence production errors in the writing of secondary school students; (13) composition self-evaluation related to changes in language self-concept accuracy and in writing performance; (14) spontaneous production of similes and metaphors in the writing of students in grades four, eight, and twelve, and the third year of college; and (15) the effects of selected text-forming structures on college freshmen's comprehension of expository prose. (HOD)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Case Studies, Cerebral Dominance, Content Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Secondary Education, Error Analysis (Language), Gifted, Higher Education, Metaphors, Persuasive Discourse, Reading Difficulties, Revision (Written Composition), Rhetoric, Spanish Speaking, Syntax, Writing Processes, Writing Research
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.