L2 Writing Beyond English Edited by: Nur Yigitoglu, Melinda Reichelt

Format:
Ebook(PDF) - 264 pages
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ISBN:
9781788923132
Published:
10 Apr 2019
Series:
New Perspectives on Language and Education
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
234 x 156
Availability:
Available

Summary

Most of what we know about writing in a second or foreign language (L2) is based on conclusions drawn from research on L2 writing in English. However, a significant quantity of L2 writing and writing instruction takes place in languages other than English and so there is a need for studies that look beyond English. The chapters in this book focus on languages other than English and investigate curricular issues, multiple languages in contact/conflict in L2 writing instruction and student attitudes toward pedagogical practices. The collection as a whole makes a valuable contribution to the study of L2 writing, and it will also prove an essential resource for instructors of second and foreign language writing.

Review:

This informative and valuable collection advances our understanding of L2 writing with its focus on the distinctive challenges faced when writing in a range of additional languages other than English is learned and taught in a variety of instructional contexts across the world. The book hence fills an important gap in L2 writing scholarship.

- Rosa M. Manchón, University of Murcia, Spain

In assembling this cogent and accessible volume on L2 writing in languages other than English, Nur Yigitoglu and Melinda Reichelt have made a long-needed and important contribution to L2 writing scholarship, moving the field toward a broader and more realistic and comprehensive understanding of the nature of L2 writing.

- Tony Silva, Purdue University, USA

As the first book of its kind, this edited volume brings together a collection of chapters that examine second language writing in non-English languages ranging from popular languages like French and Spanish to underrepresented ones such as Basque and Polish. It is a must-read book for those interested in researching second language writing in languages other than English, as well as those helping primary, secondary and/or university students develop second language writing competence in non-English languages.

- Icy Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Author Biography:

Nur Yigitoglu is an Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics at Bogazici University, Turkey. Her research interests include second language writing and teacher education.

Melinda Reichelt is a Professor of English and Director of ESL Writing at University of Toledo, Ohio, USA. Her research interests include second language writing and sociolinguistics.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional


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