Author : Gail E. Hawisher,Cynthia L. Selfe
Publisher : National Council of Teachers
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De
Book Description :
The CCCC Bibliography of Composition and Rhetoric, published for the Conference on College Composition and Communication, offers teachers and researchers an annual classified listing of scholarship on written English and its teaching at the college level. The 1991 volume lists and annotates 1,925 articles, books, dissertations, and papers that, with few exceptions, were published during the 1991 calendar year. A group of 171 contributing bibliographers prepared the citations and annotations for the entries appearing in this volume. The CCCC Bibliography includes an index of authors and editors, a subject index, and entries cross-referenced according to subject matter. Considerably more comprehensive than other bibliographies in composition studies, the CCCC Bibliography of Composition and Rhetoric draws upon a large group of experts in the field to aid teachers and researchers in sorting through a vast body of interdisciplinary material, making their work easier and more effective. Annotations accompany all entries in this volume. They describe a publication’s contents and are intended to help users determine its usefulness. Annotations are brief and, insofar as the English language allows, are meant to be descriptive, not evaluative—they explain what an entry is about while leaving readers free to judge for themselves the work’s merits. Most annotations serve one of three functions: they present the document’s thesis, main argument, or major research finding; they describe the work’s major organizational divisions; or they indicate the purpose or scope of the work. The subject index lists most of the topics discussed in the works cited in this volume. Consulting the Subject Index will help users locate sections and subsections containing large numbers of entries addressing the same topic. Each document is cited and annotated only once under one of the five major sections of the CCCC Bibliography. Each entry, however, receives an "entry number" so that cross-references to other sections are possible. This feature is especially useful because much scholarship in composition and rhetoric is interdisciplinary in nature. Cross-references appear as a listing of entry numbers, preceded by "See also," found at the end of each subsection. Entries appear under five major categories: bibliographies and checklists; theory and research; teacher education, administration, and social roles; curriculum; and testing, measurement, and evaluation. Although the CCCC Bibliography excludes master’s theses, textbooks, computer software, and book reviews from its coverage, it furnishes citations to review essays, articles appearing in some 220 journals, scholarly monographs and essay collections, dissertations abstracted in Dissertation Abstracts International, and selected documents and conference materials available through ERIC.