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New Directions for Research in L2 Writing : Studies in Writing - Sarah Ransdell

New Directions for Research in L2 Writing

Studies in Writing

By: Sarah Ransdell (Editor), Marie-Laure Barbier (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th April 2002
ISBN: 9781402005398
Number Of Pages: 277

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GERT RIJLAARSDAM UniversityofAmsterdam & Utrecht University, the Netherlands Multilingualism is becoming the default in our global world. The present-day global citizens use different languages in different situations. Apart from their mother tongue, they learn languages that give them access to other regions, nations, and worlds. In all countries ofthe European Union, for instance, at least one foreign lan- guage is mandatory in secondary schools. Most students are taught English as a for- eign language, the lingua franca in Europe. In large parts of the USA, students move from Spanish to English schooling. In parts of Canada, bilingual education is stan- dard. In Catalonia (Spain) children learn Catalonian and Spanish, in Hong Kong English and Chinese. The smaller the world becomes, the more languages are used and learned. For writing process research, this development into multilingualism entails at least two challenges. First ofall, studying the relation between writing in L1 and L2 provides an opportunity for collaborative studies, in different language settings. Second, the issue ofgeneralization of findings comes to the fore. It becomes evident now that we have unjustly neglected this issue in writing process research. We for- got to ask whether it is feasible to talk about 'writing processes' in general, without referring to the language of the written texts, and without taking into account the educational and linguistic culture in which these texts originate.

Preface; G. Rijlaarsdam. An Introduction to New Directions for Research in L2 Writing; S. Ransdell, M.-L. Barbier. Critical Examination of L2 Writing Process Research; J.R. De Larios, et al. Building an Empirically-Based Model of EFL Learners' Writing Processes; M. Sasaki.The Relationship Between Bilingual Children's Reading and Writing in their two Languages; A.Y. Durgunogammalu, et al. Linguistic Knowledge, Metacognitive Knowledge and Retrieval Speed in L1, L2, and EFL Writing: A structural equation modelling approach; R. Schoonen, et al. Early Exposure to an L2 Predicts Good L1 as Well as Good L2 Writing; M.R. Arecco, S. Ransdell. The Effects of Training a Good Working Memory Strategy on L1 and L2 Writing; S. Ransdell, et al. A Comparison Between Notetaking in L1 and L2 by Undergraduate Students; M. Faraco, et al. Collaborative Writing in L2: The Effect of Group Interaction on Text Quality; F. Kuiken, I. Vedder. Investigating Learner's Goals in the Context of Adult Second-Language Writing; A. Cumming, et al. When and Why Talking Can Make Writing Harder; M. Franken, S. Haslett. A Problem-Posing Approach to Using Native Language Writing in English Literacy Instruction; E. Quintero. References. Author Index. Subject Index. List of Contributors.

ISBN: 9781402005398
ISBN-10: 1402005393
Series: Studies in Writing
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 30th April 2002
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.54 x 16.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.45