Volume 1, Number 1 (Spring 1975)


The Journal of Basic WritingIssue Open the entire issue | View an archival copy

Introduction, Mina P. Shaughnessy

Teaching Standard Written English, by Sarah D'Eloia

Dialect Interference in Writing: A Tripartite Analysis, Barbara Quint Gray

Error's Endless Train: Why Students Don't Perceive Errors, Patricia Laurence

The Syntax of Error, Valerie Krishna

Chinese Language Interference in Written English, Nancy Duke S. Lay

Spanish Influence on Written English, Betty Rizzo and Santiago Villafane

Putting Error in Its Place, Isabella Halsted

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About this Issue

The Journal of Basic Writing publishes articles of theory, research, and teaching practices related to basic writing. Each issue of the Journal is devoted to once topic. Articles are reviewed by members of the Editorial Board and the Editors.

Editorial Board

Sarah D'Eloia 
Valerie Krishna
Virginia Epperson 
Nancy Lay
Isabella Halsted
Marylea Meyersohn
Betty Rizzo

Editorial Staff

Editor: Mina P. Shaughnessy Managing Editor: Sally Heaphy


The Journal of Basic Writing is published with support from the City College of New York, Department of English.

Cover design by Jamie Ross

Copyright © 1976 by the English Department, City College of New York.