This book transcends current research on writing by relating written text to the cognitive and social processes that create and change it.
* Reciprocity as a principle of discourse
* Language development as socialization
* Context, explicitness, genre, topic, and comment as concepts in discourse analysis
* Writing and reading as social processes
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"Stimulating, provocative, wide-ranging. Nystrand appropriately describes this as 'an ideas book' and readers hungry for insights into the processes of writing are provided with a feast."
"We regard The Structure of Written Communication as an excitingly ambitious attempt--perhaps the most exciting and the most ambitious to appear to date-to give us a vocabulary and a grounding principle for talking about the complex interactions among the textual, contextual, and ideational components that allow writers and readers to communicate through written language."
--Stephen P. Witte and David Elias in STYLE
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Book Description Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0125234821