Presumption of Prefabricated Memes and Controllable Exploration of Meme Variations in the ESL Writing Teaching

Xinrong XIA, Kui ZHU


The semantic entities which are able to exist independently may serve as language memes according to the user’s intention. As language memes, the imitation or variation are influenced by human values and may be controlled and designed according to human objective. This paper proposes supposition of prefabricated writing meme, considering English as a second language(referred to as ESL) in the context of teaching writing, teacher as the authorities of meme spreading may construct with intended destination and spread the ESL writing memes with the characteristic of replication factor, which is constructed as the minimum unit of input, memory, storage and output. This paper also investigates the strategies of Attention, ‘i+1’ Input and Memeplexes to stabilize the variation of prefabricated writing memes and hence to avoid the negative impact of first language thinking in writing mode.

Key words: ESL writing teaching; Meme; Imitation; Variation; Strategy


ESL writing teaching; Meme; Imitation; Variation; Strategy



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