Book Review: Why writing still matters: Written communication in changing times. Cambridge University Press.

Authors

  • Chunxiao Yue City University of Hong Kong

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54475/jlt.2024.009

Keywords:

writing studies, multimodal communication, visible language, developmental trajectories of writing

Abstract

This 190-page monograph by Guy Merchant, holistically viewing writing as a visible linguistic system, elaborates on what writing is, how writing evolves, and why writing is important. As indicated in the subtle, by “writing”, the author means a form of communication, which is an umbrella term encompassing various communicative ways instead of a sort of individual language skill.

Author Biography

  • Chunxiao Yue, City University of Hong Kong

    Chunxiao Yue Constance is a graduate of the English and Communication Department, at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. With research experience in different higher-education institutions, her research interests include but are not constrained to register/genre studies, corpus linguistics, functional linguistics, sociolinguistics, and English language writing.
    Email: chunxiao.yue@connect.polyu.hk

References

Biber, D., & Conrad, S. (2019). Register, genre, and style. Cambridge University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108686136

Hyland, K. (2008). Genre and academic writing in the disciplines. Language Teaching, 41(4), 543-562. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0261444808005235 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0261444808005235

Yue (2024)

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2024-05-09

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Book Review

How to Cite

Yue, C. (2024). Book Review: Why writing still matters: Written communication in changing times. Cambridge University Press. Journal of Language Teaching, 4(2), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.54475/jlt.2024.009

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