A Study of the Comparison Between English and Chinese Text Patterns and the Implications for English Writing Instruction

Yusheng LI

Abstract


Writing plays a very important role in our modern society, and is one essential part of English language skills and communicative competence. However, Chinese students are poor in English writing, partly because they pay more attention to words and grammar, ignoring text and text patterns. This paper introduces text and text patterns, and makes the comparison between English and Chinese text patterns from the macroscopic and microscopic perspectives respectively. Based on the introduction and comparison, the paper puts forward some suggestions for English writing instruction. 


Keywords


Text; Text pattern; English writing instruction

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/n

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