Writing in Foreign Language Contexts Learning, Teaching, and Research

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 Manchn 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

Looking back. Research insights
Situated writing practices in foreign language settings
Changes in EFL students' writing over 3.5 years
Towards a blueprint of the foreign language writer
The problem-solving nature of foreign language composing
Age-related differences and associated factors in foreign language writing
The globalization of scholarship
A critical evaluation of writing teaching programmes in different foreign language settings
Looking ahead. Issues in theory, research, and pedagogy
The contribution of studies of foreign language writing research to research, theories, and policies
Studying writing across English as a foreign language contexts
Training for writing or training for reality?
Bibliography on sources on foreign language writing
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