A Synthesis of Research on Second Language Writing in English

Of particular interest is the extensive bibliography, which makes this volume an essential reference tool for libraries and serious writing professionals, both researchers and practitioners, both L1 and L2. This book is designed to allow ...

Author: Ilona Leki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135601539

Category: Education

Page: 272

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'I applaud the authors for this sizeable undertaking, as well as the care exercised in selecting and sequencing topics and subtopics. A major strength and salient feature of this volume is its range: It will serve as a key reference tool for researchers working in L2 composition and in allied fields.' – John Hedgcock, Monterey Institute for International Studies Synthesizing twenty-five years of the most significant and influential findings of published research on second language writing in English, this volume promotes understanding and provides access to research developments in the field. Overall, it distinguishes the major contexts of English L2 learning in North America, synthesizes the research themes, issues, and findings that span these contexts, and interprets the methodological progression and substantive findings of this body of knowledge. Of particular interest is the extensive bibliography, which makes this volume an essential reference tool for libraries and serious writing professionals, both researchers and practitioners, both L1 and L2. This book is designed to allow researchers to become familiar with the most important research on this topic, to promote understanding of pedagogical needs of L2 writing students, and to introduce graduate students to L2 writing research findings.

Peer Response in Second Language Writing Classrooms

Peer Response in Second Language Writing Classrooms will provide teachers with practical guidelines for making peer response effective in the classroom and will offer a theoretical grounding on the purposes and importance of peer review, or ...

Author: Jun Liu

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: UOM:39015055827110

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 182

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Peer response in which students work together to provide feedback on one another's writing in both written and oral formats through active engagement with each other's progress over multiple drafts, has been discussed in L2 writing literature since the early 1980s. While peer response activities have now become a common feature of L2 writing instruction, much of the research in peer response studies presents conflicting data. There is a need for a comprehensive survey of it in an effort to help teachers sort out what may or may not be useful to them in the classroom. Peer Response in Second Language Writing Classrooms was written to fill that void. Peer Response in Second Language Writing Classrooms will provide teachers with practical guidelines for making peer response effective in the classroom and will offer a theoretical grounding on the purposes and importance of peer review, or feedback, as it relates to current writing instruction pedagogy.

Second Language Writing in the Composition Classroom

Second-Language Writing addresses key issues for instructors working with multilingual writers in first-year composition.

Author: Paul Kei Matsuda

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312444737

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 435

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Second-Language Writing addresses key issues for instructors working with multilingual writers in first-year composition. Framed with insightful introductory material, this soucebook provides both theoretical context and practical resources for designing courses, negotiating differences among students, and responding to and assessing second-language writing.

Graduate Studies in Second Language Writing

Authors in this proposed collection approach issues like academic literacy, socialization, and professionalization from their individual positions as mentors and mentees involved with graduate study in the field of second language (L2) ...

Author: Kyle McIntosh

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602357150

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 220

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Authors in this proposed collection approach issues like academic literacy, socialization, and professionalization from their individual positions as mentors and mentees involved with graduate study in the field of second language (L2) writing.

Assessing Second Language Writing

The study reveals the complexity of the rating process, whereby raters struggle to resolve a tension between the wordings (or rules) of the rating scale and their complex, initial, intuitive impression of the text.

Author: Tom Lumley

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 3631533276

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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This study investigates the process of rating texts written by adult ESL learners. Four experienced raters provided think-aloud protocols describing the rating process for a set of 24 texts. The think-aloud data allowed analysis of the sequence of rating, raters' interpretations of the scoring categories, and difficulties raters faced. The study reveals the complexity of the rating process, whereby raters struggle to resolve a tension between the wordings (or rules) of the rating scale and their complex, initial, intuitive impression of the text. Rating requires training to provide reliable measurement. The study also demonstrates that caution is needed in interpreting results from think-aloud data, despite their methodological value in this kind of study.

An Annotated Bibliography of Scholarship in Second Language Writing 1993 1997

The editors hope that this work will be a useful tool for developing theory, research, and instruction in second language writing.

Author: Tony J. Silva

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567504523

Category: Education

Page: 209

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This bibliography is a compilation of 15 short bibliographies published in an issue of the Journal of Second Language Writing from January 1993 to September 1997. The work focuses on theoretically grounded research reports and essays addressing issues in second and foreign language writing and writing instruction, containing 676 entries, each including a 50+ word summary intended to be non-evaluative in nature. The editors hope that this work will be a useful tool for developing theory, research, and instruction in second language writing.

Handbook of Writing Research Second Edition

Journal of Second Language Writing, 22(1), 34–50. Leki, I., Cumming, A., & Silva,
T. (2008). A synthesis of research on second language writing in English. New
York: Routledge. Leung, C. (2007a). Integrating school-aged ESL learners into ...

Author: Charles A. MacArthur

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462529315

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

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The definitive reference in the field, this volume synthesizes current knowledge on writing development and instruction at all grade levels. Prominent scholars examine numerous facets of writing from sociocultural, cognitive, linguistic, neuroscience, and new literacy/technological perspectives. The volume reviews the evidence base for widely used instructional approaches, including those targeting particular components of writing. Issues in teaching specific populations--including students with disabilities and English learners--are addressed. Innovative research methods and analytic tools are clearly explained, and key directions for future investigation identified. New to This Edition *Chapters on genre instruction, evaluation and revision, argumentative writing, computer-based instruction, and professional development. *Chapters on new literacies, out-of-school writing, translation, and self-regulation. *Many new topics and authors, including more international perspectives. *Multiple chapters connect research findings to the Common Core writing standards. See also the editors' Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Second Edition, an accessible course text and practitioner's guide.

Handbook of Second and Foreign Language Writing

Leki, Ilona, Alister Cumming, and Tony Silva. 2008. A synthesis of research on
second language writing in English. London: Routledge. Manchón, Rosa M. (ed.)
. 2012. L2 writing development: Multiple perspectives. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

Author: Rosa M. Manchón

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501500282

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 669

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The Handbook of Second and Foreign Language Writing is an authoritative reference compendium of the theory and research on second and foreign language writing that can be of value to researchers, professionals, and graduate students. It is intended both as a retrospective critical reflection that can situate research on L2 writing in its historical context and provide a state of the art view of past achievements, and as a prospective critical analysis of what lies ahead in terms of theory, research, and applications. Accordingly, the Handbook aims to provide (i) foundational information on the emergence and subsequent evolution of the field, (ii) state-of-the-art surveys of available theoretical and research (basic and applied) insights, (iii) overviews of research methods in L2 writing research, (iv) critical reflections on future developments, and (iv) explorations of existing and emerging disciplinary interfaces with other fields of inquiry.

Scientific Writing in a Second Language

Scientific Writing in a Second Language investigates and aims to alleviate the barriers to the publication of scientific research articles experienced by scientists who use English as a second language.

Author: David Ian Hanauer

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602353817

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 207

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Scientific Writing in a Second Language investigates and aims to alleviate the barriers to the publication of scientific research articles experienced by scientists who use English as a second language. David Ian Hanauer and Karen Englander provide a comprehensive meta-synthesis of what is currently known about the phenomenon of second language scientific publication and the ways in which this issue has been addressed.

Synthesizing Research on Language Learning and Teaching

This volume presents the first collection of work on research synthesis in applied linguistics.

Author: John Michael Norris

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027219657

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 349

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This volume presents the first collection of work on research synthesis in applied linguistics. It introduces readers­ ­to a cutting-edge approach for reviewing and summarizing exactly what accumulated research has to say about theoretical and practical subjects. John Norris and Lourdes Ortega first elucidate the value and practice of synthesis, and they challenge all members of the research community to adopt a “synthetic ethic”. The book then features seven empirical syntheses, each modeling rigorous synthetic practice in definitively reviewing the state of knowledge and research quality in important domains. Included are five meta-analyses on: Universal Grammar; Task-Based Interaction; Corrective Feedback; Instructed Pragmatics Development; and Reading Strategy Training. Also included are a qualitative meta-synthesis on Effective Teaching for English Language Learners, and a historiographical synthesis of Proficiency Assessment practices. Rounding out the collection are commentaries by two renowned experts in language learning and teaching research: Nick Ellis and Craig Chaudron.

Diagnosing Foreign Language Proficiency

This volume explores the nature of diagnostic testing, emphasizing the need for a better understanding of the nature of appropriate diagnosis. The book starts with a debate about how diagnostic testing might most appropriately be developed.

Author: J. Charles Alderson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826485030

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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This book addresses the need for tests that can diagnose the strengths and weaknesses in learners' developing foreign language proficiency. It presents the rationale for, and research surrounding, the development of DIALANG, a suite of internet-delivered diagnostic foreign language tests funded by the European Commission. The word 'diagnosis' is common in discussions in language education and applied linguistics, but very few truly diagnostic tests exist. However, the diagnosis of foreign language proficiency is central to helping learners make progress. This volume explores the nature of diagnostic testing, emphasizing the need for a better understanding of the nature of appropriate diagnosis. The book starts with a debate about how diagnostic testing might most appropriately be developed. Charles Alderson argues that the field has neglected to construct diagnostic tests, partly because other forms of testing have dominated the field. Alderson examines how proficiency has been diagnosed in the key areas of language: reading, listening, writing, grammar and vocabulary. The value of self-assessment is discussed and exemplified as a key component in developing learners', and teachers', awareness of the complexity of language learning. The book ends with a consideration of and recommendations for future developments in the diagnosis of foreign language proficiency.

Reinventing Identities in Second Language Writing

Age and rate of acquisition of second language for academic purposes . TESOL
Quarterly ... A synthesis of research on academic achievement in a second
language . TESOL Quarterly ... English only and U.S. college composition .
College ...

Author: Michelle Cox

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UOM:39076002867815

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 342

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The shifting nature of identity: social identity, l2 writers, and high school / Christina Ortmeier-Hooper -- Subtexting mainstream generation 1.5 identities: acculturation theories at work / Gwen Gray Schwartz -- Lost in the puzzles / Jun Yang -- Will our stories help teachers understand: multilingual students talk about identity, voice, and expectations across academic communities / Terry Myers Zawacki and Anna Sophia Habib -- Identity, second language writers, and the learning of workplace writing / Michelle Cox -- Collision and negotiation of my identities in the TESOL graduate program / Eunsook Ha Rhee -- Negotiating with identities as a novice EFL researcher / Yichun Liu -- Language identity, agency, and context: the shifting meanings of?multilingual? -- Gail shuck -- Indigenous interests: reconciling literate identities across extracurricular and curricular contexts / Kevin Roozen and Angelica Herrera -- Complexities of academic writing in English: difficulties, struggles, and clashes of identity / Yutaka Fujieda -- Burning each end of the candle: negotiating dual identities in second language writing / Soo Hyon Kim -- Second language writers inventing identities through creative work and performance / Carol Severino, Matt Gilchrist, and Emma Rainey -- Using my lived experience to teach writing: a reflective practice / Olubukola Salako -- Colonial language writing identities in postcolonial Africa / Immacule Harushimana -- Blinding audacity: the narrative of a French-speaking African teaching English in the United States / Immacule Harushimana -- Nenglish and Nepalese student identity / Mary Ellen Daniloff-Merrill -- Social class privilege among ESOL writing students / Stephanie Vandrick -- Social networking in a second language: engaging multiple literate practices through identity composition / Kevin Eric DePew and Susan Miller-Cochran -- Negotiation of identities in a multilingual setting: Korean generation 1.5 in email writing / Hana Kang -- Identity matters: theories that help explore adolescent multilingual writers and their identities / Youngjoo Yi.

A Guide to Writing in English as a Second Or Foreign Language

An Annotated Bibliography of Research and Pedagogy Dan J. Tannacito. 69 . 70
. 71 . Anderson , K . H . ( 1986 ) . A synthesis of rhetoric and grammar in an
English as a second language writer ' s handbook . Dissertation Abstracts ...

Author: Dan J. Tannacito

Publisher: Teachers of English to

ISBN: UVA:X002695171

Category: English language

Page: 534

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This bibliography offers English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) specialists and non-specialists a listing of almost 3,500 works in the field of writing in ESL/EFL, at all educational levels, from 1937 through 1993. It includes works focusing on how non-native speakers write in English, how they learn to write in English, how ESL and native-English-speaker (NES) compositions compare, how English is taught in contexts where it is used as a second or foreign language, and instructional materials developed to support writing in a second/foreign language. Citations include bibliographies, monographs, textbooks, periodicals, dissertations and some (unannotated) master's theses, conference papers, and Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) documents. An introductory section and a list of native languages addressed in the works precede the annotated entries. Author and subject indexes are also included. (MSE)

Evidence based Second Language Pedagogy

Building on the conceptual, state-of-the-art chapters in The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition (2017), studies in this volume are organized according to the key components of ISLA: types of instruction, learning ...

Author: Masatoshi Sato

Publisher:

ISBN: 0815392524

Category: Language and languages

Page: 338

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Evidence-Based Second Language Pedagogyis a cutting-edge collection of empirical research conducted by top scholars focusing on instructed second language acquisition (ISLA) and offering a direct contribution to second language pedagogy by closing the gap between research and practice. Building on the conceptual, state-of-the-art chapters in The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition (2017), studies in this volume are organized according to the key components of ISLA: types of instruction, learning processes, learning outcomes, and learner and teacher psychology. The volume responds to pedagogical needs in different L2 teaching and learning settings by including a variety of theoretical frameworks (sociological, psychological, sociocultural, and cognitive), methodologies (qualitative and quantitative), target languages (English, Spanish, and Mandarin), modes of instruction (face-to-face and computer-mediated), targets of instruction (speaking, writing, listening, motivation, and professional development), and instructional settings (second language, foreign language, and heritage language). A novel synthesis of research in the rapidly growing field of ISLA that also covers effective research-based teaching strategies, Evidence-Based Second Language Pedagogyis the ideal resource for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in SLA, applied linguistics, and TESOL. speaking, writing, listening, motivation, and professional development), and instructional settings (second language, foreign language, and heritage language). A novel synthesis of research in the rapidly growing field of ISLA that also covers effective research-based teaching strategies, Evidence-Based Second Language Pedagogyis the ideal resource for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in SLA, applied linguistics, and TESOL.

Autonomy in Language Learning

The research programme subjective theories : a new approach in second
language research . Studies in Second Language ... Synthesis of research on
teaching writing . In : Educational ... Writing Course . English Teaching Forum . 10
- 12 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173004399799

Category: English language

Page: 398

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Improving Education for English Learners

Research-based Approaches California. Department of ... Second language
writing development in English and in Spanish in a two - way immersion
programme . ... A synthesis of research on reading instruction for English
language learners .

Author: California. Department of Education

Publisher: Nicholson

ISBN: 080111702X

Category: English language

Page: 382

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Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners

"Bilingual Books: Promoting Literacy and Biliteracy in the Second -Language and
Mainstream Classroom. ... Teaching Reading and Writing in Spanish in the
Bilingual Classroom, Second Edition. ... In Educating English Language Learners
: A Synthesis of Research Evidence, edited by F. Genesee, K. Lindholm-Leary,
W. M. ...

Author: Nancy Cloud

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: UOM:39015080816534

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners turns hundreds of ELL studies into dozens of strategies for regular classroom instruction. Nancy Cloud, Fred Genesee, and Else Hamayan have examined the research evidence to determine what works for ELLs. They recommend best practices for teaching English learners to read and write from emergent literacy to primary school and on through middle school and include helpful features that make the research directly accessible to all teachers.