Education Journal


1988.第16卷第2期(Vol. 16 No. 2).pp. 191–197



Problems of Hong Kong Students' Writing Skills: With Reference to Traditional Literary Learning

鄧仕樑(Shu-Leung DANG)




The way in which Hong Kong students learn how to write modern Chinese bears a striking resemblance to that in which traditional Chinese scholars learned how to write literary Chinese. In both cases, the written languages are different from the spoken languages. It makes sense, therefore, to look into the approaches adopted by traditional scholars in their effort to master the written, literary language, and to draw on their experience. This paper attempts to investigate a variety of issues in connection with the learning of writing skills by using the concept of "interlanguage" as introduced by modern linguists. Recommendations on the improvement of learning attitute are given in the conclusion.