Writing in Foreign Language Contexts Learning, Teaching, and Research

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-09
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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This book represents the most comprehensive account to date of foreign language writing. Its basic aim is to reflect critically on where the field is now and where it needs to go next in the exploration of foreign language writing at the levels of theory, research, and pedagogy.

Author Biography

Rosa Manchón is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and Director of the postgraduate programme in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Murcia, Spain. Her research interests include second language writing and research methods. Her work has appeared in leading applied linguistics and second language writing journals such as the Journal of Second Language Writing, Language Learning, and the Modern Language Journal. She has also edited various journal issues on SLA and L2 writing as a guest editor for the International Journal of English Studies, International Review of Applied Linguistics, and the Journal of Second Language Writing. She is currently co-editor (with Ilona Leki) of the Journal of Second Writing.

Table of Contents

Preface (by Ilona Leki)

Introduction - Rosa M. Manchón

PART 1: Looking back. Research insights

Chapter 1: Situated writing practices in foreign language settings - Carol Rinnert and Hiroe Kobayashi

Chapter 2: Changes in EFL students´ writing over 3.5 years - Miyuki Sasaki

Chapter 3: Towards a blueprint of the foreign language writer - R. Schoonen, P. Snellings, M. Stevenson, and A. van Gelderen

Chapter 4: The problem-solving nature of foreign language composing - Rosa Manchón, Julio Roca, and Liz Murphy

Chapter 5: Age-related differences and associated factors in foreign language writing - M. Luz Celaya and Teresa Navés

Chapter 6: The globalization of scholarship - John Flowerdew and Yongyan Li.

Chapter 7: A critical evaluation of writing teaching programmes in different foreign language settings - Melinda Reichelt

PART 2: Looking ahead. Issues in theory, research, and pedagogy.

Chapter 8: The contribution of studies of foreign language writing research to research, theories, and policies - Alister Cumming

Chapter 9: Studying writing across English as a foreign language contexts - Lourdes Ortega

Chapter 10: Training for writing or training for reality? - Christine Pearson Casanave.

PART 3: Coda

Chapter 11: Bibliography on sources on foreign language writing - Melinda Reichelt

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