ERIC Number: ED248526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
A New Perspective on Cohesion in Expository Paragraphs. Studies in Writing & Rhetoric.
Markels, Robin Bell
In asserting that cohesion both exists in a superordinate relationship to unity and emphasis and must be considered a part of the surface structure of written language as well as the deep structure, this text provides a commentary on the paragraph as the basic unit of written language and an analysis of the structure underlying paragraph information. Explanation, examples, and supporting evidence are offered in the six chapters, which are titled: (1) "Basic Notions," (2) "The Cohesive Paragraph," (3) "The Reader and Cohesion," (4) "Single-Term Paragraphs," (5) "Multiple Chain Paragrahs," and (6) "Implications and Applications." (CRH)
Descriptors: Cohesion (Written Composition), Deep Structure, Expository Writing, Higher Education, Paragraph Composition, Paragraphs, Rhetoric, Structural Analysis (Linguistics), Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
Southern Illinois University Press, P.O. Box 3697, Carbondale, IL 62901 ($8.50).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Conference on Coll. Composition and Communication, Urbana, IL.
Note: Foreword by Miriam T. Chaplin.