The authors present a rigorous and informed view of ideas and approaches that is at the same time professionally and practically focused.



Those who study the history of writing are convinced that it is one of the most momentous of human inventions … It makes us conscious of language itself in ways that affect both our public and private lives.

(Meek, 1991: 23)

Most writers in school live in the eternal present, with no feeling of growth. Writing is ...

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