Rhetorical aspects in children’s writing

Journal title CADMO
Author/s Emma Nardi
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2014/2
Language Italian Pages 16 P. 41-56 File size 833 KB
DOI 10.3280/CAD2014-002004
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On 28 November 2014 a conference took place at the National Roman Museum - Baths of Diocletian in Rome on the first results of the experiment Nulla dies sine linea, dedicated to the writing skills of primary school children. This article attempts to give an initial response to the following questions. Is it possible to say that the children, albeit implicitly, have and know how to use proper elements of speech rhetorical construction? And if yes, is it possible to retrieve from their writings some categories of reference? The answer to both questions was positive. In particular, in the texts produced by the children, elements related to the incipit, to the recipient, to the relationship between truth/likelihood and contradictions/incompatibilities have been found.

Keywords: Primary school, writing, rhetoric, parts of the discourse, essay.

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Emma Nardi, Aspetti retorici nella scrittura dei bambini in "CADMO" 2/2014, pp 41-56, DOI: 10.3280/CAD2014-002004