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A Natural Way to Write


Francis-Noël Thomas


Harry S. Truman College

Mark B. Turner


Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science

June 24, 2011

Princeton University Press Blog, June 24, 2011

Abstract:     
Traditional writing instruction tacitly assumes that writing is a normal human activity requiring no fundamental cognitive work. We begin by acknowledging the fact that writing is utterly alien to the human evolutionary endowment. There is, however, a species-wide, ancient behavior underlying writing. Cognitive scientists call it "joint attention," and we think it is the most sensible and practical place to begin learning to write.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 4

Keywords: Writing, Joint Attention, Cognitive Science

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Date posted: August 16, 2011  

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Thomas, Francis-Noël and Turner, Mark B., A Natural Way to Write (June 24, 2011). Princeton University Press Blog, June 24, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1910266

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Francis-Noël Thomas
Harry S. Truman College ( email )
1145 West Wilson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.trumancollege.cc/index.php
Mark B. Turner (Contact Author)
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science ( email )
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7068
United States
HOME PAGE: http://markturner.org
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