Pauses, routines, and registers in composing a text

Research paper by Gisbert Keseling, Arne Wrobel

Indexed on: 01 Sep '12Published on: 01 Sep '12Published in: European Journal of Psychology of Education


This article argues that features of the writing process have to be analysed in relation to describable linguistic structures of the written text. Activities before writing, distributions of writing pauses, and the structure of think-aloud-protocols indicate that planning processes are determined by the writers knowledge of the grammatical system. The role of syntactical structures, text-patterns (registers) and the auditive component of pre-texts is analysed.