Title: Writing across languages
Editors: Bräuer, Gerd
Extent : 192
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Praeger
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Westport
Issue Date: 2000
Edition: 1
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Series : Advances in foreign and second language pedagogy
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subjects : language learning; writing process; writing pedagogy
Subject (DDC) : 808: Rhetoric and writing
Abstract: This work seeks to encourage the understanding of an expanded function of writing in the field of language education, in theoretical terms and within the framework of classroom practice. It unifies articles from Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Germany and the USA. The first volume of the serial is dedicated to writing, merely for the reason that writing can still be considered in language education to be a skill to which little attention is paid, where as discourses on listening, reading, and especially speaking experienced major advances over the last two decades. With the intention to question this rather international tendency from as many as possible different perspectives, this book unifies articles from Switzerland and Italy, Denmark, Germany, and the US, dealing with French, Italian, German, and English as foreign or second languages in all levels of instruction. The aim of this first volume is mainly to encourage the understanding of an expanded function of writing in the field of language education, in theoretical terms and within the framework of classroom practice. Writing is understood here not only as a tool for recording knowledge but also as a means of developing it. Writing seen as such reaches beyond the realm of a foreign language, connecting the learner's expertise of his/her native language and culture with the ones to be studied. When we acknowledge language as a social phenomenon, the potential uses of writing for learning across the curriculum are revealed.
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Language Competence (ILC)
Publication type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-56750-478-1
1-56750-478-7
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/15048
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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