Understanding sociocognitive space of written discourse: Implications for teaching business writing to Chinese students

Zhu, Yunxia (2006) Understanding sociocognitive space of written discourse: Implications for teaching business writing to Chinese students. I R A L. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching, 44 3: 265-285. doi:10.1515/IRAL.2006.012

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Author Zhu, Yunxia
Title Understanding sociocognitive space of written discourse: Implications for teaching business writing to Chinese students
Journal name I R A L. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0019-042X
1613-4141
Publication date 2006-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1515/IRAL.2006.012
Volume 44
Issue 3
Start page 265
End page 285
Total pages 21
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publisher De Gruyter Mouton
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Abstract Confronted with various issues in teaching business writing to Chinese students in New Zealand, this paper sees the need for bridging the gap between genre-based research and teaching in an intercultural context. Specifically, it develops an intercultural reflective model in the light of Bhatia's sociocognitive genre study as well as cross-cultural persuasion. As an important part of the model, New Zealand and Chinese experts' intracultural and intercultural reflections on business writing are solicited and compared and the theoretical implications for teaching and learning business writing are discussed. It has been found, through a case study of analysing English and Chinese business faxes, this model can offer an in-depth understanding about discursive competence across cultures, and provide a link between genre-based theory, teaching practice and professional expertise.
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
2007 Higher Education Research Data Collection
UQ Business School Publications
 
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