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Overview


Second language students not only need strategies for drafting and revising to write effectively, but also a clear understanding of genre so that they can appropriately structure their writing for various contexts. Over that last decade, increasing attention has been paid to the notion of genre and its central place in language teaching and learning. Genre and Second Language Writing enters into this important debate, providing an accessible introduction to current theory and research in the area of written genres-and applying these understandings to the practical concerns of today's EFL/ESL classroom. Each chapter includes discussion and review questions and small-scale practical research activities. Like the other texts in the popular Michigan Series on Teaching Multilingual Writers, this book will interest ESL teachers in training, teacher educators, current ESL instructors, and researchers and scholars in the area of ESL writing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780472030149
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publication date: 9/14/2004
  • Series: The Michigan Series on Teaching Multilingual Writers
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,204,159
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Series foreword
1 Why genre? 4
2 Perspectives on genre 24
3 Genre knowledge 54
4 Organizing a genre-based writing course 87
5 Texts, tasks, and implementation 121
6 Genre, feedback, and assessment 159
7 Doing genre analysis 194
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