L2 Writing Beyond English

Edited by: Nur Yiğitoğlu, Melinda Reichelt

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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.

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 Yiğitoğlu 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

Nur Yiğitoğlu 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.

Introduction. Nur Yiğitoğlu and Melinda Reichelt: L2 Writing in Non-English Languages: Toward a Fuller Understanding of L2 Writing

Part I – Curricular Issues
Chapter 1. Adela Borrallo-Solís and Andrea Meador Smith: Writing Through the Senses: Bringing Life to College Spanish Writing Courses in the United States
Chapter 2. Dani Francuz Rose and Mateusz Gaze: Highlighting Practices and Perspectives on Polish L2 Writing in Poland
Chapter 3. Heather Willis Allen and Kate Paesani: Interpersonal Writing in the Advanced Undergraduate French Curriculum: A Multiliteracies Perspective
Chapter 4. Jim McKinley: Teaching Japanese L2 Writing Inside and Outside Japan: Implications for Global Approaches in L2 Writing
Chapter 5. Heath Rose: Unique Challenges of Learning to Write in the Japanese Writing System
Chapter 6. Ming Fang and Andie Wang: Feedback to Feed Forward: Giving Effective Feedback in Advanced Chinese Writing

Part II – Multiple Languages in Contact/Conflict in L2 Writing Instruction
Chapter 7. Ibon Manterola: A Study of Recipes Written by Basque L2 Immersion Students: Any Evidence for Language Revitalization?
Chapter 8. Lucile Duperron: The Transition from the Foreign Language to the Study Abroad Classroom: Mediating Writer Culture Shock
Chapter 9. Juyoung Song: Language Ideology, Language Policy and Writing in Korean as a Second Language

Part III – Affect and Student Attitudes Toward Pedagogical Practices
Chapter 10. Laura Valentín-Rivera: Writing Practices among Spanish Mixed Pairs: An Insight Regarding the Revision of Labor and Learners' Perceptions on Collaboration
Chapter 11. Aroline E. Seibert Hanson: The Motivation of Heritage Learners vs. Foreign Language Learners in a University-level Spanish Composition Course
Chapter 12. Mizuki Mazzotta and David L. Chiesa: The Role of Learner Affect in L2 Japanese Writing Tutorials

Conclusion. Nur Yiğitoğlu and Melinda Reichelt

Postgraduate, Research / Professional
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