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LINGUIST List 18.1570

Wed May 23 2007

Books: Cognitive Science: Torrance, Van Waes, Galbraith (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Patricia Howard, Writing and Cognition: Torrance, Van Waes, Galbraith (Eds)


Message 1: Writing and Cognition: Torrance, Van Waes, Galbraith (Eds)
Date: 17-May-2007
From: Patricia Howard <p.howardelsevier.com>
Subject: Writing and Cognition: Torrance, Van Waes, Galbraith (Eds)


Title: Writing and Cognition
Subtitle: Research and Applications
Series Title: Studies in Writing
Published: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier
                http://www.elsevier.com/linguistics

Book URL: http://books.elsevier.com

Editor: Mark Torrance
Editor: Luuk Van Waes
Editor: David Galbraith
Hardback: ISBN: Pages: 392 Price: U.S. $ 120
Abstract:

Writing is central to the functioning of developed societies. However, the
psychological processes that allow us to transform complex ideas into
language and express them on paper or computer screen are poorly
understood. Writing and Cognition goes some way towards remedying this. It
describes new and diverse work both by field leaders and by newer
researchers exploring the complex relationships between language, the mind,
and the environments in which writers work.

Chapters range in focus from a detailed analysis of single-word production
to the writing of whole texts. They explore the basic processes involved in
writing, the effects of writing on thought and how these vary across
different educational and workplace contexts:
- How do student writers differ in how they approach their text?
- What processes are associated with the transformation of knowledge during
writing?
- How do the writers of press releases balance the demands of message and
reader?
- Where do writers look when they write?
- Is memory retrieval easier in writing or when speaking?
- How does dyslexia affect text production?
- How does writing by speech-input differ from traditional keyboarding?

This volume is essential reading for writing researchers. It will also
interest educators, linguists, psychologists, psycholinguists, and anyone
who wants to find out more about how thought is transferred to the page

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=25742


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