Reading List: Acquisition of Writing

Steve Hoenisch

1 Preliminary Readings: Getting Started

Fasold, Ralph. 1990. The Sociolinguistics of Language. Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell. Chapter 9: Some applications of the sociolinguistics of language.

Gumperz, J. 1982. Discourse strategies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 2: The sociolinguistics of interpersonal communication. Chapter 8: Interethnic communication. Chapter 9: Ethnic style in political rhetoric.

Labov, William. 1972. Language in the Inner City. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Chapter 1: Some sources of reading problems for speakers of the Black English Vernacular. Chapter 2: Is the Black English Vernacular a separate system?

Odlin, Terence. 1989. Language Transfer: Cross-Linguistic Influence in Language Learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


2 Primary Readings

Brewer, William F. 1985. The story schema: universal and culture-specific properties. In Olson, Torrance, and Hildyard (eds.). 1985. Literacy, Language, and Learning: The Nature and Consequences of Reading and Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Carrell, Patricia. 1982. Cohesion is not coherence. TESOL Quarterly 16: 479-488.

Chafe, Wallace L. 1985. Linguistic differences produced by differences between speaking and writing. In Olson, Torrance, and Hildyard (eds.). 1985. Literacy, Language, and Learning: The Nature and Consequences of Reading and Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Cheshire, Jenny. 1984. Indigenous nonstandard English varieties and education. In Trudgill 1984b: 533-545.

Connor, Ulla. Contrastive Rhetoric: Cross-cultural Aspects of Second Language Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Edwards, V. 1984. British Black English and education. In Trudgill 1984b: 546-558.

Farr Whiteman, Marcia. 1981. Writing: The Nature, Development, and Teaching of Written Communication. Volume 1, Variation in Writing: Functional and Linguistic-Cultural Differences. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Hall, R.A. Jr. 1975. Review of J. Vachek Written English. Language 51, 2, 461-464.

Kroll, Barbara (ed.). Second Language Writing: Research Insights for the Classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Reed, Carol. 1981. Teaching teachers about teaching writing to students from varied linguistic social and cultural groups. In Farr Whiteman 1981: 139-152.

Richmond, J. 1979. Dialect features in mainstream school writing. New Approaches to Multiracial Education, 8:10-15.

Stewart, William. In English Across Cultures, Cultures Across English. Garcia and Otheguy, eds. Mouton.

Stubbs, Michael. 1980. Language and Literacy: The Sociolinguistics of Reading and Writing. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.

Stubbs, Michael. 1983. Discourse Analysis: The Sociolinguistic Analysis of Natural Language. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Stubbs, Michael. 1884. Applied Discourse Analysis and Educational Linguistics. In Trudgill 1984.

Stubbs, Michael. 1986. Educational Linguistics. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

Trudgill, Peter. 1975. Accent, Dialect and the School. London: Edward Arnold.

Trudgill, Peter (ed.). 1984a. Applied Sociolinguistics. London: Academic Press.

Vachek, Josef. 1973. Written Language: General Problems and Problems of English. The Hague: Mouton.


3 Background Reading

Brown, Gillian and Yule, George. 1983. Discourse Analysis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Trudgill, Peter (ed.). 1984b. Language in the British Isles. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


4 Extended Bibliography

Brown, Gillian and Yule, George. 1983. Discourse Analysis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Carrell, Patricia. 1982. Cohesion is not coherence. TESOL Quarterly 16: 479-488.

Chafe, W. L. 1976. "Givenness, contrastiveness, definiteness, subjects, topics, and point of view." In C. N. Li (ed.).

Chafe, Wallace L. 1985. Linguistic differences produced by differences between speaking and writing. In Olson, Torrance, and Hildyard (eds.). 1985. Literacy, Language, and Learning: The Nature and Consequences of Reading and Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Clyde, M.G. 1987. "Cultural differences in the organization of academic texts: English and German." Journal of Pragmatics 11, no. 2: 211-247.

Connor, U. 1991. "Linguistics\rhetorical measures for evaluating ESL writing." In Lyons, L. Hamp (ed.). 1991. Assessing Second Language in Academic Contexts, 215-226. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

Connor and Farmer. 1990. "The teaching of topical structure analysis as a revision strategy for ESL writers." In Kroll, Barbara (ed.) 1990. Second Language Writing: Research Insights for the Classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Dahl, O. 1969. Topic and Comment: A Study in Russian and Transformational Grammar. Slavica Gothoburgensia 4: Goteborg.

Dahl, O. 1976. "What is new information?" in N. E. Enkvist & V. Kohonen (eds.) Reports on Text Linguistics: Approaches to Word Order. Abo, Finland: Abo Akademi Foundation.

Danes, F. 1964. "A three-level approach to syntax." Travaux linguistiques de Prague 1: 225-240.

Danes, F. (ed.) 1974. Papers on Functional Sentence Perspective. Prague: Academia.

de Beaugrande, R. & Dressler, W. U. 1981. Introduction to Text Linguistics. London: Longman.

Enkvist, Nils Erik. 1973. Linguistic Stylistics. The Hague: Mouton.

Farr Whiteman, Marcia. 1981. Writing: The Nature, Development, and Teaching of Written Communication. Volume 1, Variation in Writing: Functional and Linguistic-Cultural Differences. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Fasold, Ralph. 1990. The Sociolinguistics of Language. Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell.

Firbas, Jan. 1964. "On defining the theme in functional sentence perspective." Travaux linguistiques de Prague 1: 267-280.

Gumperz, J. 1982. Discourse strategies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Holliday, M. A. K. 1967 & 1968. "Notes on transitivity and theme in English." Journal of Linguistics 3: 37-81, 199-244; 4: 179-215.

Holliday, M. A. K. & Hasan, R. 1976. Cohesion in English. London: Longman.

Kroll, Barbara (ed.). Second Language Writing: Research Insights for the Classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Labov, William. 1972. Language in the Inner City. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Lautamatti, L. 1987. "Observations on the development of the topic in simplified discourse." In R.B. Kaplan and U. Connor (eds.) 1987. Writing Across Languages: Analysis of L2 Text. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1987.

Levinson, Stephen C. Pragmatics. 1983. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Li, C. N. (ed.) 1976. Subject and Topic. New York: Academic Press.

Lyons, Liz Hamp (ed.). 1991. Assessing Second Language in Academic Contexts. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

Odlin, Terence. 1989. Language Transfer: Cross-Linguistic Influence in Language Learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Reed, Carol. 1981. Teaching teachers about teaching writing to students from varied linguistic social and cultural groups. In Farr Whiteman 1981: 139-152.

Schneider, M., and U. Connor. 1991. "Analyzing topical structure in ESL essays: Not all topics are equal." In Studies in Second Language Acquisition 12: 411-427.

Stubbs, Michael. 1983. Discourse Analysis: The Sociolinguistic Analysis of Natural Language. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Stubbs, Michael. 1980. Language and Literacy: The Sociolinguistics of Reading and Writing. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.

Stubbs, Michael. 1884. Applied Discourse Analysis and Educational Linguistics. In Trudgill 1984.

Stubbs, Michael. 1986. Educational Linguistics. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

Trudgill, Peter (ed.). 1984a. Applied Sociolinguistics. London: Academic Press.

Vachek, Josef. 1973. Written Language: General Problems and Problems of English. The Hague: Mouton.

van Dijk, Teun A. 1977. Text and Context: Explorations in the Semantics and Pragmatics of Discourse. New York: Longman Group.

Witte, S.P. 1983a. "Topical structure and revision: an exploratory study." College Composition and Communication 34, no. 3: 313-341.

Witte, S.P. 1983b. "Topical structure and writing quality: some possible text-based explanations of readers' judgements of students' writing." Visible Language 17: 177-205.


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