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"Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English." Research in the Teaching of English (Spring and Fall, 1967–present).
Items focusing on empirical work are divided into sections on literature, humanities, and media; written and oral communication; language and verbal learning; bilingual and dialectal programs; and general English curriculum. Subdivided by educational level. Items are annotated beginning Spring 1973.
Enos, Theresa, ed. Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition: Communication from Ancient Times to the Information Age. New York: Garland, 1995.
467 entries by 288 scholars of rhetoric, composition, speech communication, and philosophy, covering the history, theory, concepts, and major figures in the field of rhetoric. Entries are arranged alphabetically and range from brief identifications of terms and minor figures to essays on major figures and topics. A selected bibliography follows each entry. Includes an index.
ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center. Operated by the National Institute of Education, U.S. Department of Education.
There are sixteen ERIC clearinghouses, each responsible for a particular area of education. ERIC/RCS, the Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, is sponsored by the NCTE. Abstracts of articles available through ERIC are published in Resources in Education. Microfiche and paper copies may be ordered through the ERIC Document Reproduction Service, Box 190, Arlington, VA 22210. ERIC materials since 1982 are available on CD-ROM; materials since 1966 are on OCLC.
Haswell, Richard. CompPile. http://comppile.tamucc.edu/.
An ongoing inventory of publications in post-secondary composition, rhetoric, ESL, and technical writing: 1939–1999. Includes 63 journals, all major publishing houses, over 800 volumes of edited collections, over 50 edited series, and 6,231 dissertations from 1939–93.
Heilker, Paul, and Peter Vandenberg, eds. Keywords in Composition Studies. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann-Boynton/Cook, 1996.
Fifty-four brief essays by twenty-seven scholars in composition studies, arranged alphabetically and accompanied by brief bibliographies of important works, introduce the field of composition studies by identifying the issues that cluster around its key terms.
Kennedy, Mary Lynch, ed. Theorizing Composition: A Critical Sourcebook of Theory and Scholarship in Contemporary Composition Studies. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1998.
Sixty-six brief essays by seventy-three authors, arranged alphabetically, summarize various theoretical schools in composition studies, as well as those in literature, philosophy, and rhetoric that are relevant to composition studies. The theoretical school's main ideas are given and its significance to composition studies treated. Extensive bibliographies accompany the entries.
Lindemann, Erika. Longman Bibliography of Composition and Rhetoric: 1984–1985 (1987) and 1986 (1988). New York: Longman.
The 1984–1985 volume contains 3,853 entries; the 1986 volume contains 2,724. Nearly all the entries have twenty-five- to fifty-word descriptive annotations. Includes journals, books, dissertations, textbooks, ERIC entries, and computer programs in the following categories: theory and research (in rhetoric, history of rhetoric, types of rhetoric, reading, linguistics, education, and psychology), teacher education and administration, curriculum (preschool through college, business and technical writing, adult education, and ESL), textbooks and instructional materials, and testing and evaluation.
Lindemann, Erika. CCCC Bibliography of Composition and Rhetoric, 1987. Carbondale: Southern Illinois Univ. Press, 1990. Succeeding editions: 1988 (1991), 1989 (1992), 1990 (1993).
Hawisher, Gail E., and Cynthia L. Selfe. CCCC Bibliography of Composition and Rhetoric, 1991. Carbondale: Southern Illinois Univ. Press, 1993. Succeeding editions: 1992 (1994), 1993 (1995).
Successor to the Longman Bibliography of Composition and Rhetoric , which covers elementary and secondary as well as college materials, the CCCC Bibliography focuses on work related to college and university teaching and research. Categories are Bibliographies and Checklists; Theory and Research (in fourteen subcategories); Teacher Education, Administration, and Social Roles (four subcategories); Curriculum (thirteen subcategories); and Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation (four subcategories). Each item is briefly annotated.
Tate, Gary, ed. Teaching Composition: Twelve Bibliographic Essays. Fort Worth: Texas Christian Univ. Press, 1987.
A substantially revised and enlarged edition of the important Teaching Composition: Ten Bibliographic Essays (1976). Includes Richard E. Young on invention (supplements the 1976 essay); Richard L. Larson on nonnarrative prose (summarizes and updates the 1976 essay); Edward P. J. Corbett on style (1976 essay reprinted with an update) ; Frank J. D'Angelo on the modes of discourse (substantially revised and updated); Richard Lloyd-Jones on testing (new essay); Mina P. Shaughnessy, "Basic Writing" ; Andrea A. Lunsford, "Basic Writing Update"; Jenefer M. Giannasi on language varieties (substantially revised) ; W. Ross Winterowd, "Literacy, Linguistics, and Rhetoric" (substantially revised and updated); Joseph Comprone, "Literary Theory and Composition" (new essay); Jim Corder, "Studying Rhetoric and Literature" (substantially revised); James L. Kinneavy on writing across the curriculum (new essay—surveys textbooks and programs as well as scholarship); and Hugh Burns on computers and composition (new essay). The first edition essays on media (by Joseph Comprone) and "Composition and Related Fields" (by James L. Kinneavy and C. Robert Kline) are not in the new edition.