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    How Writing Works : From the Invention of the Alphabet to the Rise of Social Media.Dominic Wyse - 2017 - Cambridge University Press.
    From the invention of the alphabet to the explosion of the internet, Dominic Wyse takes us on a unique journey into the process of writing. Starting with seven extraordinary examples that serve as a backdrop to the themes explored, it pays particular attention to key developments in the history of language, including Aristotle's grammar through socio-cultural multimodality, to pragmatist philosophy of communication. Analogies with music are used as a comparator throughout the book, yielding radically new insights into composition processes. The (...)
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    Grammar. For Writing? A Critical Review of Empirical Evidence.Dominic Wyse - 2001 - British Journal of Educational Studies 49 (4):411 - 427.
    Governmental concerns about primary children's performance in writing in the Standard Assessment Tasks (SATs) have resulted in the 'Grammar for Writing' Initiative. This resource and the associated in-service training is intended to raise standards in the teaching of writing. The article reviews SATs reports, inspection reports and research evidence in order to address the question: to what extent can this development be justified by empirical evidence on the teaching of grammar? It is concluded that the initiative is not supported by (...)
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    Phonics—the Whole Story? A critical review of empirical evidence.Dominic Wyse - 2000 - Educational Studies 26 (3):355-364.
    One of the most contested areas in relation to literacy has been the teaching of reading. The British National Literacy Strategy (NLS) was intended to foreclose the reading debate by taking a clear position on the teaching of reading and prescribing this for all schools. National policy makers have claimed that the NLS is underpinned by research evidence. The central question that informs this paper is: has the research evidence on the teaching of reading demonstrated that the greater emphasis on (...)
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    Place-related identities through texts: From interdisciplinary theory to research agenda.Emma Charlton, Dominic Wyse, Gabrielle Cliff Hodges, Maria Nikolajeva, Pam Pointon & Liz Taylor - 2011 - British Journal of Educational Studies 59 (1):63-74.
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    Grammar for Writing? A Critical Review of Empirical Evidence.Dominic Wyse - 2001 - British Journal of Educational Studies 49 (4):411-427.
    Governmental concerns about primary children's performance in writing in the Standard Assessment Tasks have resulted in the 'Grammar for Writing' Initiative. This resource and the associated in-service training is intended to raise standards in the teaching of writing. The article reviews SATs reports, inspection reports and research evidence in order to address the question: to what extent can this development be justified by empirical evidence on the teaching of grammar? It is concluded that the initiative is not supported by research (...)
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