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ERIC Number: EJ1174018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0741-0883
Distributed Cognition and Embodiment in Text Planning: A Situated Study of Collaborative Writing in the Workplace
Clayson, Ashley
Written Communication, v35 n2 p155-181 Apr 2018
Through a study of collaborative writing at a student advocacy nonprofit, this article explores how writers distribute their text planning across tools, artifacts, and gestures, with a particular focus on how embodied representations of texts are present in text planning. Findings indicate that these and other representations generated by the writers move through a spectrum of durability, from provisional to more persistent representations. The author argues that these findings offer useful insights into the relationships among distributed cognition, materiality, embodiment, and text planning and have implications for practitioners and students of writing. Additionally, the author recommends that scholars further investigate the ways in which embodied representations of texts are generated through lived experiences with the materials of writing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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