Second Language Cyber Rhetoric: a Study of Chinese L2 Writers in an Online Usenet Group

@inproceedings{Bloch2004SecondLC,
  title={Second Language Cyber Rhetoric: a Study of Chinese L2 Writers in an Online Usenet Group},
  author={Joel Bloch},
  year={2004}
}
It has been argued that the expectations of traditional L2 writing classroom can be problematic for Chinese students, particularly in the area of argumentation and critical thinking. On the other hand, writing on the Internet has been shown to be substantially different in ways that may liberate the students from the constraints of the classroom. This argument, however, has typically focused on American writers, ignoring how cyberspace is being appropriated by those outside of the Western… CONTINUE READING