Distributed Cognition and Embodiment in Text Planning: A Situated Study of Collaborative Writing in the Workplace

  title={Distributed Cognition and Embodiment in Text Planning: A Situated Study of Collaborative Writing in the Workplace},
  author={Ashley Clayson},
  journal={Written Communication},
  pages={155 - 181}
Through a study of collaborative writing at a student advocacy nonprofit, this article explores how writers distribute their text planning across tools, artifacts, and gestures, with a particular focus on how embodied representations of texts are present in text planning. Findings indicate that these and other representations generated by the writers move through a spectrum of durability, from provisional to more persistent representations. The author argues that these findings offer useful… 

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