The Structure of Written Communication: Studies in Reciprocity Between Writers and Readers

Nystrand, M. The Structure of Written Communication: Studies in Reciprocity Between Writers and Readers. New York: Academic Press, 1986.

This book transcends current research on writing by relating written text to the cognitive and social processes that create and change it.

Key Features
* 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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