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Teaching of English Writing from the Perspective of Embodied-cognitive Linguistics, Meta-cognitive Strategy and Corrective Feedback

Yu Zhang


Cognitive linguistics has always been an important branch of linguistics, and during 20th century, linguistics experienced three revolutions: Saussure’s structuralism revolution, Chomsky’s TG revolution, and cognitive functional linguistics’ revolution to Joe’s revolution. Time to 21st century, Wang Yin, a famous professor in China, put forward an important and revolutionary point about linguistics based on the research of cognitive linguistics and philosophy. He proposed a new concept, Embodied-Cognitive Linguistics, with repairing cognitive linguistics. In addition, writing has always been the focus and difficulty of most Chinese students to study and how to promote their writing is the essential question for teachers to think deeply. Except Embodied-Cognitive Linguistics, this research will also take the point of Meta-cognitive Strategy and corrective feedback theory and then take some suggestions on how to teach writing.


Embodied-Cognitive Linguistics; Meta-cognitive Strategy; Corrective Feedback; English Writing; Teaching

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/mmf.v5i1.3274