Contrastive Rhetoric: Cross-Cultural Aspects of Second Language Writing

Contrastive Rhetoric: Cross-Cultural Aspects of Second Language Writing

by Ulla M. Connor
     
 

This volume presents a comprehensive view of the research in the study of how a person's first language and culture influence his or her writing in a second language. Its goal is to help teachers become aware of the factors influencing their students' attempts to compose effective texts.  See more details below

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This volume presents a comprehensive view of the research in the study of how a person's first language and culture influence his or her writing in a second language. Its goal is to help teachers become aware of the factors influencing their students' attempts to compose effective texts.

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'This is a welcome and readable addition to the literature. It will be of use to anyone concerned with genre analysis, text studies, EAP or process writing.' Teacher Development, No.35, 1997

'... this book provides excellent insights into the cultural differences that many students bring to their writing in English. These differences are clearly described in a way that makes them accesible to both teachers and learners themselves (at least those whose English is at Intermediate - advanced level) and should prove useful to teachers working with students who know that their writing in English is not as communicatively effective as they would wish it to be and want to learn why.' ESL, 1997

'Like other titles in the Cambridge Applied Linguistic series, Contrastive Rhetoric is clearly organised to allow both the lay teacher and the specialist in second language writing ease of access to specific information whilst also being a satisfying cover to cover read.' VATME Newsletter No 73, 1997

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521441452
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.63(d)

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