教育學報



從傳統學文的經驗看香港學生的寫作問題

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

 

從傳統學文的經驗看香港學生的寫作問題

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

鄧仕樑(Shu-Leung DANG)

摘要

古人學習文言與今天香港學生學寫白話文,都是學一種跟日常口語殊遠的書面語,因此傳統的學文經驗,頗有可資借鑑之處。本文旨在探討其學習方法與態度之異同,並借用“語際語”(interlanguage)的概念,嘗試解釋歷代的文言文,與香港學生筆下的白話文,在某些性質上有相類似的地方。文末提出幾黠觀察,希望富有經驗的語文教師加以指正。

Abstract

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.