ERIC Number: EJ585448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Concreteness Effects and Syntactic Modification in Written Composition.
Sadoski, Mark; Goetz, Ernest T.
Scientific Studies of Reading, v2 n4 p341-52 1998
Investigates whether concreteness was related to a key characteristic of written composition--the cumulative sentence with a final modifier--which has been consistently associated with higher quality writing. Supports the conceptual-peg hypothesis of dual coding theory, with concrete verbs providing the pegs on which cumulative sentences are composed. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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