ERIC Number: ED423679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
The Use of Content Lexical Ties in Writing Cohesion: Its Importance and Instruction in ESOL.
It is argued that many teachers of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), in attempting to help students deal with the complex task of developing cohesion in their writing, focus on use of functional connectives such as conjunctions while overlooking use of content lexical ties (such as synonymy and hyponymy) despite their usefulness in first-language writing. The various types and use of content lexical ties are reviewed, and examples of ESL student writing are used to illustrate that the lack of content lexical ties is often compounded by misuse of connectives. Exercises are then introduced to help students use content lexical ties to improve both cohesion and overall quality in their writing. (Contains 14 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (31st, Orlando, FL, March 11-15, 1997).