Journal article

The development of cohesion in children's writing: a preliminary investigation

Philip Rutter, Bridie Raban

First Language | SAGE Publications | Published : 1982


The study reported in this paper investigated the developmental pattern of cohesive ties realized through the free writing of children aged six and ten years. The proportional usage, both of cohesive ties to quantity of text and of the various ties to one another, are identified. Differences of usage as functions of age and sex are also considered.

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