Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

Psycholinguistic Foundations of the Writing Process

Colette A. Daiute
Research in the Teaching of English
Vol. 15, No. 1 (Feb., 1981), pp. 5-22
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40170866
Page Count: 18
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Psycholinguistic Foundations of the Writing Process
Preview not available

Abstract

This paper presents a rationale for studying psycholinguistic aspects of the writing process and outlines a model of writing, based on a psycholinguistic model of talking. An analytic study of 450 syntax errors written by college students served as evidence to test the plausibility of the writing model. These errors conform to a taxonomy of 12 apparently different types of syntax problems. Analysis of the words, clauses, and syntactic structures of the errors suggests that natural short-term memory limits constrain writers as they compose multi-clause sentences. The investigation of errors demonstrates the usefulness of studying writing as derivative of normal speaking processes. Such a view offers researchers and teachers a theoretically based understanding of how psychological factors affect writers.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
5
    5
  • Thumbnail: Page 
6
    6
  • Thumbnail: Page 
7
    7
  • Thumbnail: Page 
8
    8
  • Thumbnail: Page 
9
    9
  • Thumbnail: Page 
10
    10
  • Thumbnail: Page 
11
    11
  • Thumbnail: Page 
12
    12
  • Thumbnail: Page 
13
    13
  • Thumbnail: Page 
14
    14
  • Thumbnail: Page 
15
    15
  • Thumbnail: Page 
16
    16
  • Thumbnail: Page 
17
    17
  • Thumbnail: Page 
18
    18
  • Thumbnail: Page 
19
    19
  • Thumbnail: Page 
20
    20
  • Thumbnail: Page 
21
    21
  • Thumbnail: Page 
22
    22