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National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy Technical Report     May 1987

TR 05. Properties of Spoken and Written Language

By Wallace Chafe, Jane Danielewicz

Summary: Chafe and Danielewicz discuss important linguistic features that characterize different types of spoken and written language, from dinner conversations to academic papers. Taking into account the cognitive and social demands made on speakers, listeners, writers, and readers in their interactions, they analyze the reasons for these language differences. May, 1987; 27 pages.

TR 5. Properties of Spoken and Written Language
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