Cohesion as an Index of Social-Cognitive Factors: Oral Language of the Reading Disabled

Jonathan Fine

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This paper examines the analysis of cohesion as an index of both social and cognitive factors. The oral language of the reading disabled is studied and found to indicate some difficulties of the subjects when dealing with information under specific social and cognitive conditions. It is suggested the social and cognitive factors can and should be studied together and the cohesion is a useful and sensitive measure of oral language as an index of social and cognitive factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-112
Number of pages22
JournalDiscourse Processes
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1985

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*This research was supported by grant HD12278-03 from National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School. I am indebted to J. Dore and S. White for comments on an earlier draft, to M. Nicolich for statistical advice and data analysis, and to E. Swayze and A. Pruscino who transcribed the data. An anonymous reviewer added valuable suggestions. Sole responsibility, of course, remains with the author.


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