Toward a Grammar of Passages

“The mature writer is recognized ... by his ability to create a flow of sentences, a pattern of thought that is produced, one suspects, according to the principles of yet another kind of grammar—a grammar, let us say, of passages ...

Author: Richard M. Coe

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809314201

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 123

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“The mature writer is recognized ... by his ability to create a flow of sentences, a pattern of thought that is produced, one suspects, according to the principles of yet another kind of grammar—a grammar, let us say, of passages.”—Mina Shaughnessy Richard M. Coe has developed such a “grammar,” one which uses a simple graphic instrument to analyze the meaningful relationships between sentences in a passage and to clarify the function of structure in discourse. Working in the tradition of Christensen’s generative rhetoric, Coe presents a two-dimensional graphic matrix that effectively analyzes the logical relations between statements by mapping coordinate, subordinate, and superordinate relationships. Coe demonstrates the power of his discourse matrix by applying it to a variety of significant problems, such as how to demonstrate discourse differences between cultures (especially between Chinese and English), how to explain precisely what is “bad” about the structure of passages that do not work, and how best to teach structure. This new view of the structure of passages helps to articulate crucial questions about the relations between form and function, language, thought and culture, cognitive and social processes.

Theorizing Composition

By analyzing the structure of paragraphs and longer passages, it can help ... My work, Toward a Grammar of Passages, for instance, reports studies by ...

Author: Mary Lynch Kennedy

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313299277

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 405

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The last 25 years have witnessed extraordinary growth in the field variously known as composition studies or as rhetoric and composition. What was noticeable about the field in its infancy was a preoccupation with practice, a lack of emphasis on theory, and an exclusive reliance on writing as a process. As its disciplinary status has grown, composition studies has expanded its focus, reconceptualized the writing process, and embraced a wide range of contemporary critical perspectives. This reference book is a guide to the numerous theories that now form the foundation for composition studies.

Towards a Harmonic Grammar of Grieg s Late Piano Music

9 Similar passages of descending seventh-type chords may admittedly be encountered in earlier Romantic music – see for instance the chromatic sequence of ...

Author: Benedict Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315307336

Category: Music

Page: 158

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The music of Edvard Grieg is justly celebrated for its harmonic richness, a feature especially apparent in the piano works written in the last decades of his life. Grieg was enchanted by what he styled the ’dreamworld’ of harmony, a magical realm whose principles the composer felt remained a mystery even to himself, and he was not alone, in that the complex nature of late-Romantic harmony around 1900 has proved a keen source of debate up to the present day. Grieg’s music forms a particularly profitable repertoire for focusing current debates about the nature of tonality and tonal harmony. Departing from earlier approaches, this study is not simply an inventory of Griegian harmonic traits but seeks rather to ascertain the deeper principles at work governing their meaningful conjunction, how elements of Grieg’s harmonic grammar are utilised in creating an extended tonal syntax. Building both on historical theories and more recent developments, Benedict Taylor develops new models for understanding the complexity of late-Romantic tonal practice as epitomised in Grieg’s music. Such an investigation casts further valuable light on the twin issues of nature and nationalism long connected with the composer: the question of tonality as something natural or culturally constructed and larger historiographical claims concerning Grieg’s apparent position on the periphery of the Austro-German tradition.

Passages Level 2 Full Contact

6. Jesse is working off/ toward a degree in marketing and finance. GRAMMAR Had Natalie not lost herjob at a bakery, she would never have considered starting ...

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107627734

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 251

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Passages, Third Edition, is a two-level, multi-skills course that will quickly and effectively move adult and young-adult learners of English from high-intermediate to the advanced level. The Full Contact version includes the complete Student' Book, Workbook, and Video Activity Worksheets in one convenient book.

Toward an Exegetical Theology

Of course it is necessary to set the passage that is to be exegeted in its ... on the side of any direct analysis of specific points of grammar or syntax.

Author: Walter C. Jr. Kaiser

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441210678

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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Proposes a method of biblical interpretation consisting of contexual, syntactical, verbal, theological, and homiletical analysis.

Toward a Historiography of Linguistics

We can conclude from this passage: (1) historical grammar is epistemologically identical with comparative grammar since it compares various stages of a ...

Author: E.F.K. Koerner

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027286543

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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The papers brought together in the present volume represent the essence of the author’s reflections on issues concerning linguistic historiography and of particular investigations in 19th and 20th century linguistic thought. The papers are clustered in three sections: I. Towards a Historiography of Linguistics, II. Appraisals of Individual Scholars, and III. Trends and Traditions in Linguistics.

Birth Passages

... evidently in their passages toward and away from each other , toward and ... hurling paths of " vocabulary , grammar , prosody , and diary " all about .

Author: Theresa M. Krier

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801438934

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 266

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Birth Passages offers a provocative and eloquent challenge to the nostalgia for the maternal, sometimes influenced by classic Freudian theory, which pervades many discourses. Theresa M. Krier suggests an alternative to the common characterizations of "the maternal" as a force inspiring both desire and dread, a force that must be repressed if subjectivity and culture are to be established. Instead, drawing on the work of Melanie Klein, D. W. Winnicott, and Luce Irigaray, Krier seeks to establish a new model of the relationship between mother and infant, one in which birth is seen not as the tragic ending to the prenatal union but rather as the child's claiming both distance from and proximity to this parent. Krier's insightful readings of poetic works from antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance show these texts in opposition to their cultures' insistent nostalgia for the maternal. Their authors, she maintains, recognize such longing as a symptom of a glamorous but false and disabling fantasy. In her analysis of the Song of Songs, Lucretius's De rerum natura, Chaucer's Parlement of Foules, Spenser's Amoretti and Faerie Queene, and Shakespeare's Love's Labor's Lost and The Winter's Tale, Krier details how the writings represent the intersubjective nature of birth.

The Path Toward Knowledge


Author: William Cunningham


ISBN: PRNC:32101065213660

Category: Social problems

Page: 241

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Toward the Practice of theory based Instruction

... mastery of writing mechanics (appropriate use of grammar, spelling, and punctuation). ... between an organized versus a disorganized expository passage.

Author: Anne McKeough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136470806

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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This unique contribution to the field of education offers a comparative look at the application of cognitive theory to instruction. Six leading researchers, representing the three theoretical positions which guide the study of cognition -- socio- cultural, information processing, and neo-Piagetian approaches -- discuss their theories and present empirical evidence in support of cognitively-based instructional practice. An introductory chapter describes the basic tenets of each tradition and its general educational posture, and a concluding chapter compares the contributors' views and draws implications for key educational issues. These open-ended discussions of the contrasts and overlaps in the various positions should stimulate readers to formulate personal opinions on cognitively-based instruction.

Toward a Grammar of Aspect

In fact , the context following the cited passage makes clear that the imperfective assertion represents the motivation for the nexe - mentioned action ...

Author: Laura A. Michaelis


ISBN: STANFORD:36105009728226

Category: English language

Page: 772

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Toward a History of American Linguistics

Furthermore, whereas phonology and grammar quite clearly fall ... extent Seuren (1998: 242) is right when he argues that, in passages like the following, ...

Author: E.F.K. Koerner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134495085

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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Beginning with the anthropological linguistic tradition associated primarily with the names of Franz Boas, Edward Sapir and their students and concluding with the work of Noam Chomsky and William Labov at the end of the century. This book offers a comprehensive account of essential periods and areas of research in the history of American Linguistics and also addresses contemporary debates and issues within linguistics. Topics covered include: * The sources of the 'Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis' * Leonard Bloomfield and the Cours de linguistique générale * The 'Chomskyan Revolution' and its Historiography * The Origins of Morphophonemics in American Linguistics *William Labov and the Origins of Sociolinguistics in America. Toward a History of American Linguistics will be invaluable reading for academics and advanced students within the fields of linguistics and the history of linguistics.

Passages Level 2 Student s Book

FUNCTIONS GRAMMAR VOCABULARY UNIT 7 Changing times pages54–61 A Lifestyles ... affect different people □ Discussing attitudes toward change □ Optional and ...

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107627079

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 152

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Passages, Third Edition, is a two-level, multi-skills course that will quickly and effectively move adult and young-adult learners of English from high-intermediate to the advanced level. The Passages, Third Edition, Student's Books have been updated to offer fresh, contemporary content, relevant speaking and listening activities, comprehensive grammar and vocabulary support, enhanced reading skills development, and a step-by-step academic writing strand. Students will progressively elevate their language ability in both formal and informal communication through a variety of real-world contexts. Frequent communication reviews will systematically consolidate learning, while the popular Grammar Plus and new Vocabulary Plus sections in the back of the Student's Book provide additional skills support.

Handbook to the grammar of the Greek Testament Together with a complete vocabulary and an examination of the chief New Testament synonyms Illustrated by examples and comments Revised throughout in MS by Dr Jacob and in the proof sheets by R B Girdlestone Published by the Religious Tract Society

2 : tñlov Ocoll éxovoiv , they have a zeal toward God . 2 Cor . x . ... A few important passages may be subjoined by way of illustration .

Author: Samuel Gosnell GREEN


ISBN: BL:A0017082132



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New Interchange and Passages Placement and Evaluation Package

... Tested Listening : Attitudes toward animals Vocabulary : Nouns related to ... workplace Nouns related to shopping Grammar : Present perfect and present ...

Author: Tay Lesley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521628822

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 296

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Passages is a two-level, multi-skills course that takes students of English from the high-intermediate to the advanced level. The New Interchange/Passages Placement and Evaluation Package contains three versions of a placement test designed to help teachers determine the level of Interchange Third Edition or Passages best suited to their students. The package also contains two versions of midterm and final tests for each level of Interchange and Passages, which assess students' mastery of materials introduced in both series. The package is composed of a photocopiable testing book and two Audio CDs and includes all answer keys and scripts, as well as complete guidelines on how to administer the tests.