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Second Language Writing (Cambridge Applied Linguistics) : Research Insights for the Classroom - Barbara Kroll

Second Language Writing (Cambridge Applied Linguistics)

Research Insights for the Classroom

By: Barbara Kroll (Editor)

Paperback Published: 11th February 1991
ISBN: 9780521387781
Number Of Pages: 260

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The teaching of writing has become an area of increased interest and importance for teachers of second and foreign languages as well as for educational researchers. This comprehensive collection covers the major issues writing teachers face in setting agendas for teaching writing to nonnative speakers. The thirteen original articles, written by recognized scholars in the field, present original research studies, both qualitative and quantitative, and practical applications for the classroom teacher. The topics covered include the composing process of second language writers, variables in second language writing performance, teacher response to student writing and student processing of feedback, writing assessment, and the reading/writing connection. This book further provides a historical view of the evolution in approaches to the teaching of second language writing and a coherent view of current approaches and issues.

"...a competent and eclectic examination of major writing issues in ESL today." TESOL Journal "In sum, this volume offers a coherent view of current thinking in a relatively nascent field. It provides solid theoretical and empirical groundwork for further research as well as for instructional improvement, and should serve as a useful guide to researchers and teachers exploring issues related to second language writing." Modern Language Journal

Series editors' preface
Preface
Introduction
Philosophical Underpinnings of Second Language Writing Instruction
Second language composition instruction: developments, issues, and directions in ESL
L1 composition theories: implications for developing theories of L2 composition
An overview of second language writing process research
Coaching from the margins: issues in written response
Second language writing: assessment issues
Reading-writing connections: towards a description for second language learners
Considerations for Writing Instruction
Composing in English: effects of a first language on writing in English as a second language
The teaching of topical structure analysis as a revision strategy for ESL writers
What does time buy? ESL student performance on home bersus class compositions
Feedback on compositions: teacher and student verbal reports
Teacher response to student writing: focus on form versus content
Responding to different topic types: a quantitative analysis from a contrastive rhetoric perspective
Writing with others' words: using background reading text in academic compositions
Index
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ISBN: 9780521387781
ISBN-10: 0521387787
Series: Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 11th February 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34