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ISmaps for microgenres 160212

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This micro workshop demonstrates the use of Information Structure mapping, as in "Thinking in English" (L. Hunter, Cengage 2007)

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ISmaps for microgenres 160212

  1. 1. Using information structure mapping to introduce the writing of micro-genres Lawrie Hunter lawriehunter@gmail.com http://lawriehunter.com JACET ESP, UEC Tokyo, February 12, 2016
  2. 2. “Tomorrow's literacies need to be process and systems literacies.” -John Thackara, In the Bubble: Designing in a complex world. MIT Press 2005.
  3. 3. Download this PPT from Hunter’s slideshare and read the intro slideshare.net/rolenzo/ Lawrie Hunter lawriehunter@gmail.com http://lawriehunter.com JACET ESP, UEC Tokyo, February 12, 2016
  4. 4. Hunter’s (1997) information structures At KUT, Hunter built the CT curriculum around these information structures*: Description Classification Comparison Sequence Cause-effect + inference Pro-con -a composite genre *These are the information structures that are signalled in text. In text, these information structures are micro-genres.
  5. 5. Infostructures are expressed in text by signals. e.g. SEQUENCE first/ to begin/ then / next / after that / subsequently/ finally/ in the end while/as/ until / when / if / before/ after
  6. 6. How to travel around the world First, pack a small bag. If it weighs more than 15 kg, throw some stuff away. In June, fly to Europe and hang around there until the summer is over. Then fly to Nepal and study meditation in the mountains for a month. After that, fly to Bangkok and travel cheaply around Thailand, Laos, Malaysia and Indonesia. At the end of the winter, fly back to Japan.
  7. 7. How to travel around the world First, pack a small bag. If it weighs more than 15 kg, throw some stuff away. In June, fly to Europe and hang around there until the summer is over. Then fly to Nepal and study meditation in the mountains for a month. After that, fly to Bangkok and travel cheaply around Thailand, Laos, Malaysia and Indonesia. At the end of the winter, fly back to Japan.
  8. 8. Today’s question: how to establish subliminally in the learner the correspondence between text signals and information values?
  9. 9. <big Description Classification Degree comparison Attribute comparison Sequence Cause-effect Hunter’s infostructure maps
  10. 10. Let’s get to work. Please notice how these materials are spring-loaded.
  11. 11. Don’t hesitate to write to me. Lawrie Hunter lawriehunter@gmail.com http://lawriehunter.com

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