Teaching Writing in Chinese Speaking Areas

Author: Mark Shiu-Kee Shum
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387269150
Format: PDF, Kindle
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One of the most civilized nations in history, China has a long-standing writing tradition and many Chinese texts have become world treasures. However, the way the Chinese teach writing in various countries in contemporary times is little known to the outside world, especially in Western countries. Undoubtedly, the Chinese have had an established traditional method of writing instruction. However, recent social and political developments have created the perception amongst both practitioners and researchers of a need for change. Whilst certain socio-political changes, both in Mainland China and in the territories, acted as agents for reform of the teaching of composition, the shape these reforms are taking has been due to many different influences, coming both from inside the countries themselves and from foreign sources. Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore have each developed their own approach to the teaching of composition.

Translation of Thought to Written Text While Composing

Author: Michel Fayol
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1848729200
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Translation of cognitive representations into written language is one of the most important processes in writing. This volume provides a long-awaited updated overview of the field. The contributors discuss each of the commonly used research methods for studying translation; theorize about the nature of the cognitive and language representations and cognitive/linguistic transformation mechanisms involved in translation during writing; and make the case that translation is a higher-order executive function that is fundamental to the writing process. The book also reviews the application of research to practice -- that is, the translation of the research findings in education and the work-world for individuals who interact with others using written language to communicate ideas. This volume provides a rich resource for student, theorists, and empirical researchers in cognitive psychology, linguistics, and education; and teachers and clinicians who can use the research in their work.

National Healing

Author: Claude Hurlbert
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1457184613
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In National Healing, author Claude Hurlbert persuasively relates nationalism to institutional racism and contends that these are both symptoms of a national ill health afflicting American higher education and found even in the field of writing studies. Teachers and scholars, even in progressive fields like composition, are unwittingly at odds with their own most liberatory purposes, he says, and he advocates consciously broadening our understanding of rhetoric and writing instruction to include rhetorical traditions of non-Western cultures. Threading a personal narrative of his own experiences as a student, professor, and citizen through a wide ranging discussion of theory, pedagogy, and philosophy in the writing classroom, Hurlbert weaves a vision that moves beyond simple polemic and simplistic multiculturalism. National Healing offers a compelling new aesthetic, epistemological, and rhetorical configuration.

Research on Writing Approaches in Mental Health

Author: Luciano L'Abate
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 0857249568
Format: PDF, Docs
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Brings together research on different types of writing and distance writing that have been, or need to be, used by mental health professionals. This title also critically evaluates the therapeutic effectiveness of these writing practices, such as automatic writing, programmed writing poetry therapy, diaries, expressive writing and more.

Learning to Write Effectively Current Trends in European Research

Author: Mark Torrance
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 1780529295
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Provides a detailed overview of the research exploring a wide range of ideas, theories, and practices around written text production. This book deals with issues around the development of basic ('low-level') writing skills, mainly in the early years of education. It also focuses directly on issues around the teaching and learning of writing.

Writing and Cognition

Author: Mark Torrance
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 1849508224
Format: PDF
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Writing and Cognition describes new and diverse work, both by field leaders and by newer researchers, exploring the complex relationships between language, the mind and the environments in which writers work. Chapters range in focus from a detailed analysis of single-word production to the writing of whole texts.

Writing and Literacy in Chinese Korean and Japanese

Author: Insup Taylor
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027217947
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Chinese, Japanese, South (and North) Koreans in East Asia have a long, intertwined and distinguished cultural history and have achieved, or are in the process of achieving, spectacular economic success. Together, these three peoples make up one quarter of the world population.They use a variety of unique and fascinating writing systems: logographic Chinese characters of ancient origin, as well as phonetic systems of syllabaries and alphabets. The book describes, often in comparison with English, how the Chinese, Korean and Japanese writing systems originated and developed; how each relates to its spoken language; how it is learned or taught; how it can be computerized; and how it relates to the past and present literacy, education, and culture of its users.Intimately familiar with the three East Asian cultures, Insup Taylor with the assistance of Martin Taylor, has written an accessible and highly readable book. Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese is intended for academic readers (students in East Asian Studies, linguistics, education, psychology) as well as for the general public (parents, business, government). Readers of the book will learn about the interrelated cultural histories of China, Korea and Japan, but mainly about the various writing systems, some exotic, some familar, some simple, some complex, but all fascinating.

Starting Out in Chinese

Author: Wang Wu
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1581124805
Format: PDF
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Learn how to pronounce Chinese with the given phonetics and tones, and how to write characters by following the rules of stroke orders. Part of a two volume set. See companion volume below: Character Pronunciation and Writing, ISBN 1581124805, US $19.95 Elementary Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing, ISBN 1581124791, US $19.95

Book Smart

Author: Anne E. Cunningham PhD
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199384002
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Authored by two passionate psychologists and educators, Book Smart: How to Develop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers is a how-to guide rich with stories, lessons, activities, and ideas aimed at supporting reading development and addressing the broad range of interpersonal, social, emotional, and motivational skills that can be fostered by reading with young children. The early chapters in this book will help you get your child ready for school and ready to read, and the later chapters will help you foster your child's lifelong love of reading. Throughout the book, the authors also provide tips for building a special bond with your child through reading together, from giving appropriate praise to modeling persistence. Perhaps most importantly, this book serves as a guide along the path to raising an independent reader. This journey begins with a discussion of oral language and early reading skills and then moves into early writing attempts, story comprehension, general knowledge development, and social-emotional growth. This book will help parents bring the joy of reading into the home.

The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication

Author: Christina Bratt Paulston
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444354329
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication brings together internationally-renowned scholars from a range of fields to survey the theoretical perspectives and applied work, including example analyses, in this burgeoning area of linguistics. Features contributions from established researchers in sociolinguistics and intercultural discourse Explores the theoretical perspectives underlying work in the field Examines the history of the field, work in cross-cultural communication, and features of discourse Establishes the scope of this interdisciplinary field of study Includes coverage on individual linguistic features, such as indirectness and politeness, as well as sample analyses of IDC exchanges