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ERIC Number: ED359763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Pages: 13
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A Sense of Relief: Backgrounding in Argumentative Student Writing.
Evensen, Lars Sigfred
This article presents two developmental studies of discourse patterns in student writing. Results from two projects are presented: (1) the NORDWRITE project (1986-1989; Norwegian argumentative material from grades eight and nine) and (2) a comparison of argumentative writing in grades eight and nine with foreign language argumentative writing at the same grade levels. Within a hierarchical discourse framework, it is argued that the theory of grounding may be used to develop functional interpretations of formal developments. The two studies suggest that the essential writing development at secondary educational levels may be characterized by emerging discourse structures at low superstructural levels. Findings also suggest that patterns of development are similar in first- and foreign-language writing. (Author/JP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway