ERIC Number: ED388114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Coherence in Writing: Research and Pedagogical Perspectives.
Connor, Ulla, Ed.; Johns, Ann M., Ed.
The purpose of this book is twofold: to present important coherence models and to suggest how insights from coherence theory and research can be introduced to the classroom. The book is organized into four sections: theoretical overview, coherence models, studies of student writing, and pedagogical approaches. Articles include: "Seven Problems in the Study of Coherence and Interpretability" (Nils Erik Enkvist); "Coherence in Spoken and Written Discourse" (Liisa Lautamatti); "Pragmatic Word Order in English Composition" (Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig); "The Use of 'Organizing Sentences' in the Structure of Paragraphs in Science Textbooks" (David P. Harris); "Inductive, Deductive, Quasi-Inductive: Expository Writing in Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Thai" (John Hinds); "Toward Understanding Coherence: A Response Proposition Taxonomy" (Peter McCagg); "Types of Coherence Breaks in Swedish Student Writing: Misleading Paragraph Division" (Eleanor Wikborg); "Building Hierarchy: Learning the Language of the Science Domain, Ages 10-13" (Suzanne Jacobs); "Pointers to Superstructure in Student Writing" (Lars Sigfred Evensen); "Nonnative Speaker Graduate Engineering Students and Their Introductions: Global Coherence and Local Management" (John Swales); "Coherence as a Cultural Phenomenon: Employing Ethnographic Principles in the Academic Milieu" (Ann M. Johns); and "Improving Coherence by Using Computer-Assisted Instruction" (Constance Cerniglia, Karen Medsker, Ulla Connor). The 293-item reference list contains entries for all works cited. (MSE)
Descriptors: Chinese, Classroom Techniques, Coherence, Computer Assisted Instruction, Discourse Analysis, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, English, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Ethnography, Expository Writing, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Japanese, Korean, Paragraph Composition, Pragmatics, Research Methodology, Second Language Instruction, Student Writing Models, Swedish, Technical Writing, Textbooks, Thai, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Research
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Inc., 1600 Cameron Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($14.95; members $10.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.