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    Presentation of 'self' in application letters

    Zhu, Hua (2007) Presentation of 'self' in application letters. In: Zhu, Hua and Seedhouse, P. and Cook, V. and Wei, Li (eds.) Language Learning and Teaching as Social Inter-action. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 126-147. ISBN 9780230591240.

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    Extending the argument proposed earlier in Part 2 of this volume that language learning is a social action, this chapter looks at the socialcultural construction of the concept of self in application letters by L2 users. I will argue that while there are specific conventions for genres, writing in all genres is in essence a process of self-presentation. The writers’ social-cultural background will inevitably affect the way that ideas, information and arguments are presented in a piece of writing.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2016 13:09
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:38


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