The genre-based approach to second language education has been influential over the past three decades. Although debates about whether genre should be overtly instructed as procedures, implicitly introduced through processes, or tacitly exposed for raising awareness are yet to settle, researchers are unanimous in the view that commanding a repertoire of metalanguage is necessary. Second language learners should rely on language experts in order to master a particular genre. In this article, taking the evolution of the blog as an instance, I argue that the prevalence of multimodality through digitization and social media space has been persistently remaking rules of thumb pertinent to genrification and has consequently challenged the way genre should be learnt. Second language learners in this regard should be repositioned as active users of and contributors to genre, endowed with the ability to revise or recreate genres through immersive textual participation and performances.
|Title of host publication||The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2014 – Official Conference Proceedings|
|Subtitle of host publication||Individual, Community, Society: Connecting, Learning and Growing|
|Place of Publication||Osaka, Japan|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||The Fourth Asian Conference on Language Learning 2014: ACLL 2014 - Rihga Royal Hotel, Osaka, Japan|
Duration: 17 Apr 2014 → 20 Apr 2014
https://papers.iafor.org/proceedings/conference-proceedings-the-fourth-asian-conference-on-language-learning-2014/?sf_action=get_results&_sft_proceedings_category=acll-official-conference-proceedings (Conference proceedings)
|Conference||The Fourth Asian Conference on Language Learning 2014|
|Abbreviated title||Individual, Community, Society: Connecting, Learning and Growing|
|Period||17/04/14 → 20/04/14|
Liu, J. (2014). Genre, multimodality, and pedagogical implications of the evolution of blogs for second language education. In The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2014 – Official Conference Proceedings: Individual, Community, Society: Connecting, Learning and Growing (pp. 151-166).