A Synthesis of Research on Second Language Writing in English

(Eds.), Coherence in writing: Research and pedagogical perspectives (pp. 189–206). ... A guide to writing English as a second or foreign language: An annotated bibliography ofresearch and pedagogy. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

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.

Graduate Studies in Second Language Writing

Alister's recent books are Adolescent Literacies in a Multicultural Context (2012), A Synthesis of Research on Second Language Writing in English (with Ilona Leki and Tony Silva, 2008), and Goals for Academic Writing (2006).

Author: Kyle McIntosh

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602357167

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 Change in English Second Language Writing Performance

A Synthesis of Research on Second Language Writing in English. London: Routledge. Li, J. & Schmitt, N. (2009). The acquisition of lexical phrases in academic writing: A longitudinal case study. Journal of Second Language Writing 18(2), ...

Author: Khaled Barkaoui

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000201499

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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This book introduces a new framework for analyzing second language (L2) learners’ written texts. The authors conducted a major study on changes and differences in English L2 learners’ writing performance to advance understanding of the nature of L2 writing development over time, in relation to L2 instruction and testing, and to offer a model that professionals and researchers can use in their own longitudinal and cross-sectional studies of L2 writing development. Grounded in research, data, theory, and technology, this will be a welcome how-to for language test developers, scholars, and graduate students of (L2) writing and assessment.

Foreign Language Writing Instruction

A synthesis of research on second language writing in English. New York: Routledge. Levine, M. G., & Haus, G. J. (1985). The effect of background knowledge on the reading comprehension of second-language learners.

Author: Tony Cimasko

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602352278

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 359

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Fourteen chapters researched and authored by scholars working in nine different countries and regions explore the contexts of foreign language writing pedagogy, the diversity of national and regional approaches, the role of universities, departments, and programs in pedagogy, and the cognitive and classroom dimensions of teaching and learning.

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition

Error correction in L2 secondary writing classrooms: The case of Hong Kong. Journal of Second Language Writing, 13, 285–312. Leki, I., Cumming, A., and Silva, T. (2008). A synthesis of research on second language writing in English.

Author: Susan M. Gass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136666896

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

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The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition brings together fifty leading international figures in the field to produce a state-of-the-art overview of Second Language Acquisition. The Handbook covers a wide range of topics related to Second Language Acquisition: language in context, linguistic, psycholinguistic, and neurolinguistic theories and perspectives, skill learning, individual differences, L2 learning settings, and language assessment. All chapters introduce the reader to the topic, outline the core issues, then explore the pedagogical application of research in the area and possible future development. The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition is an essential resource for all those studying and researching Second Language Acquisition.

Teaching Second Language Writing

Overviews of Research Casanave, C.P. (2003). Controversies in second language writing. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Leki, I., Cumming, A., & Silva, T. (2008). A synthesis of research on second language writing in English.

Author: Charlene Polio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134871940

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 32

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This module explores the purposes of and methods for teaching second language writing. Engaging and accessible, Teaching Second Language Writing is organized into three sections that mainly focus on activities, approaches and real-life writing tasks and genres that are the most applicable and useful for the language teaching classroom. -- The Routledge E-Book Modules on Contemporary Language Teaching introduce students to the major areas of second language instruction through jargon-free style and explain concepts as they are introduced thus facilitating comprehension for those with little or no background. The series consists of independent modules that can stand alone or be combined at the discretion of the reader or instructor. The modules can also be used as supplements to existing materials for maximum flexibility. Modules in this series include: Language (Bill VanPatten) Communication and Skill (Bill VanPatten) Second Language Acquisition: The Basics (Gregory D. Keating) Focusing on Form in Language Instruction (Wynne Wong and Daphnée Simard) Vocabulary in Language Teaching (Joe Barcroft) Interactive Tasks (Michael J. Leeser and Justin P. White) Technology in Language Learning: An Overview (Bryan Smith) Teaching Second Language Writing (Charlene Polio) Readers have the option to select and download electronically the 40-50 page modules for individual use, or to purchase multiple modules at once. With each module written by an expert in that respective field, with self-quizzes, reflection boxes, recommended readings, and discussion questions, these modules serve as the ideal text for introductory courses in Second Language Instruction. To purchase these modules and view module summaries, please visit the series companion website: www.routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9781315679594/

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 ...

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

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. MacArthur, Charles, Steve Graham, ...

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.

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy of Persian

“L2 Literacy and the Design of the Self: A Case Study of a Teenager Writing on the Internet.” TESOL Quarterly, 34: 457–482. ... A Synthesis of Research on Second Language Writing in English. New York: Routledge. Liu, J. 2013.

Author: Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429821066

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 660

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The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy of Persian offers a detailed overview of the field of Persian second language acquisition and pedagogy. The Handbook discusses its development and captures critical accounts of cutting edge research within the major subfields of Persian second language acquisition and pedagogy, as well as current debates and problems, and goes on to suggest productive lines of future research. The book is divided into the following four parts: I) Theory-driven research on second language acquisition of Persian, II) Language skills in second language acquisition of Persian, III) Classroom research in second language acquisition and pedagogy of Persian, and IV) Social aspects of second language acquisition and pedagogy of Persian. The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy of Persian is an essential reference for scholars and students of Persian SLA and pedagogy as well as those researching in related areas.

Teaching Academic L2 Writing

Ferris, D. (201 Γ), Treatment of error in second language student writing (2nd edn). Ann Arbor, MI: University of ... A synthesis of research on second language writing in English, New York, NY: Routledge. Nation, I.S.P. (1990).

Author: Eli Hinkel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429795558

Category: Education

Page: 484

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The new edition of this comprehensive text fills an important role in teacher professional preparation by focusing on how to teach the grammar and vocabulary that are essential for all L2 writing teachers and student-writers. Before L2 writers can begin to successfully produce academic prose, they need to understand the foundations of the language and develop the language tools that will help them build reasonable quality text. Targeting specific problem areas of students’ writing, this text offers a wealth of techniques for teaching writing, grammar, and vocabulary to second-language learners. Updated with current research and recent corpus analysis findings, the second edition features a wealth of new materials, including new teaching activities; student exercises and assignments; and substantially revised appendices with supplementary word and phrase lists and sentence components. Designed for preservice ESL/ELT/TESOL courses as well as Academic Writing and Applied Linguistics courses, this book includes new, contextualized examples in a more accessible and easy-to-digest format.

Handbook of Language and Literacy Second Edition

Potential problems with peer responding in ESL writing classes. CATESOL Journal, 3, 5–17. Leki, I., Cumming, A., & Silva, T. (2008). A synthesis of research on second language writing in English. London: Routledge.

Author: C. Addison Stone

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462527489

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 715

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An acclaimed reference that fills a significant gap in the literature, this volume examines the linkages between spoken and written language development, both typical and atypical. Leading authorities address the impact of specific language-related processes on K-12 literacy learning, with attention to cognitive, neurobiological, sociocultural, and instructional issues. Approaches to achieving optimal learning outcomes with diverse students are reviewed. The volume presents research-based practices for assessing student needs and providing effective instruction in all aspects of literacy: word recognition, reading comprehension, writing, and spelling. New to This Edition *Chapters on digital literacy, disciplinary literacy, and integrative research designs. *Chapters on bilingualism, response to intervention, and English language learners. *Incorporates nearly a decade's worth of empirical and theoretical advances. *Numerous prior edition chapters have been completely rewritten.

Writing in Foreign Language Contexts

Learning, Teaching, and Research Rosa Manchon ... Lantolf, J. and Thorne, S. (2006) Sociocultural Theory and the Genesis of Second Language Development. ... A Synthesis of Research on Second Language Writing in English.

Author: Rosa Manchon

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847691842

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 301

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This book represents the most comprehensive account to date of foreign language (FL) writing. Its basic aim is to reflect critically on where the field is now and where it needs need to go next in the exploration of FL writing at the levels of theory, research, and pedagogy, hence the two parts of the book: 'Looking back' and 'Looking ahead'. The chapters in Part I offer accounts of both the inquiry process followed and the main insights gained in various long-term research programs. The chapters in Part 2 contribute a retrospective analysis of the available empirical research and of professional experiences in an attempt to move forward. The book invites the reader to step back and rethink seemingly well established knowledge about L2 writing in light of what is known about writing in FL contexts.

L2 Writing Beyond English

Research Implications By illuminating how writing in KSL is understood and practiced from the learners' and teachers' ... Leki, I., Cumming, A. and Silva, T. (2010) A Synthesis of Research on Second Language Writing in English.

Author: Dr. Nur Yiitolu

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781788923149

Category: Reference


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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.


Reading and language learning: Crosslinguistic constraints on second language reading development. ... Considerations for teaching an ESL/EFL writing course. ... A synthesis of research on second language writing in English ...

Author: Elena L. Grigorenko

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781136668913

Category: Psychology

Page: 505

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This book captures the diversity and richness of writing as it relates to different forms of abilities, skills, competencies, and expertise. Psychologists, educators, researchers, and practitioners in neighboring areas are interested in exploring how writing develops and in what manner this development can be fostered, but they lack a handy, unified, and comprehensive source of information to satisfy their interest. The goal of this book is to fill this void by reflecting on the phenomenon of writing from a developmental perspective. It contains an integrated set of chapters devoted to issues of writing: how writing develops, how it is and should be taught and how writing paths of development differ across writing genres. Specifically, the book addresses typologies of writing; pathways of the development of writing skills; stages of the development of writing; individual differences in the acquisition of writing skills; writing ability and disability; teaching writing; and the development and demonstration of expertise in writing.

Working with Text and Around Text in Foreign Language Environments

A synthesis of research on second language writing in English. New York: Routledge. Negretti, R. (2012). Metacognition in student academic writing. A longitudinal study of metacognitive awareness and its relation to task perception, ...

Author: Halina Chodkiewicz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319332727

Category: Education

Page: 288

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This book investigates the three pivotal points of text for foreign language acquisition: reception, construction and deconstruction. In Part One, the focus is on various aspects of text reception, such as developing literacy, text interest, and perceptions of the academic register or the assessment of spoken language in educational contexts. Part Two deals with various aspects of composing text, such as author identity, lexical constructs or collaborative web-based writing. Lastly, Part Three presents the various segmental items that constitute text, like lexical clustering, L1/L2 relationship, classroom talk as text, etc. The division corresponds with what can be viewed as a logical sequence of text-related processes reflected in formal learning and teaching environments.

Effective Curriculum for Teaching L2 Writing

A synthesis of research on second language writing in English. New York: Routledge. Lewis, M. (1993). The lexical approach. Hove, UK: LTP. Lewis, M. (1997). Pedagogical implications of the lexical approach.

Author: Eli Hinkel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136820342

Category: Education

Page: 314

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Effective Curriculum for Teaching L2 Writing sets out a clear big picture for curricular thinking about L2 writing pedagogy and offers a step-by-step guide to curriculum design with practical examples and illustrations. Its main purpose is to help pre-service and practicing teachers design courses for teaching academic writing and to do this as efficiently and effectively as possible. Bringing together the what and the how-to with research-based principles, what sets this book apart is its overarching focus on language pedagogy and language building. Part 1 examines curricular foundations in general and focuses on what is socially valued in L2 writing and pedagogy at school and at the college and university level. Part 2 is concerned with the nitty-gritty̶—the daily realities of curricular design and classroom instruction. Part 3 takes a close look at the key pedagogical ingredients of teaching academic L2 writing: vocabulary and collocations, grammar for academic writing, and down-to-earth techniques for helping L2 writers to organize discourse and ideas. The Appendix provides an extensive checklist for developing curricula for a course or several courses in language teaching.

International Advances in Writing Research

Written argumentation for real audiences: Suggestions for teacher research and classroom practice. TESOL quarterly, 27(1), 75-90. Leki, I., Cumming, A., & Silva, T. (2008). A synthesis of research on second language writing in English.

Author: Charles Bazerman

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602353541

Category: Education

Page: 570

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The authors report research that considers writing in all levels of schooling, in science, in the public sphere, and in the workplace, as well as the relationship among these various places of writing. The authors also consider the cultures of writing—among them national cultures, gender cultures, schooling cultures, scientific cultures, and cultures of the workplace.

Teaching and Researching Writing

Written Communication, 30(3): 358–92. Leki, I., Cumming, A. and Silva, T. (2008) A synthesis of research on second language writing in English. London: Routledge. Lewis, M. and Wray, D. (1997) Writing frames. Reading: NCLL.

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317509295

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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This third edition of Teaching and Researching Writing continues to build upon the previous editions’ work of providing educators and practitioners in applied linguistics with a clearly written and complete guide to writing research and teaching. The text explores both theoretical and conceptual questions, grapples with key issues in the field today, and demonstrates the dynamic relationship between research and teaching methods and practice. This revised third edition has been reorganized to incorporate new topics, including discussions of technology, identity, and error correction, as well as new chapters to address the innovative directions the field has taken since the previous edition’s publication. Boxes throughout, including "Concepts" and "Quotes", help to both reinforce readers’ understanding of the topics covered by highlighting key ideas and figures in the field, while the updated glossary and resource sections allow readers to further investigate areas of interest. This updated edition of Teaching and Researching Writing is the ideal resource for language teachers, practitioners, and researchers to better understand and apply writing research theories, methods, and practices.

The Wiley Handbook of Adult Literacy

A synthesis of research on second language writing in English. New York, NY: Routledge. Levi, E. I. (2004). A study of linguistic and rhetorical features in the writing of non‐English language background graduates of U.S. schools ...

Author: Dolores Perin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119261384

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 616

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Examines the widespread phenomenon of poor literacy skills in adults across the globe This handbook presents a wide range of research on adults who have low literacy skills. It looks at the cognitive, affective, and motivational factors underlying adult literacy; adult literacy in different countries; and the educational approaches being taken to help improve adults’ literacy skills. It includes not only adults enrolled in adult literacy programs, but postsecondary students with low literacy skills, some of whom have reading disabilities. The first section of The Wiley Handbook of Adult Literacy covers issues such as phonological abilities in adults who have not yet learned to read; gender differences in the reading motivation of adults with low literacy skills; literacy skills, academic self-efficacy, and participation in prison education; and more. Chapters on adult literacy, social change and sociocultural factors in South Asia and in Ghana; literacy, numeracy, and self-rated health among U.S. adults; adult literacy programs in Southeastern Europe and Turkey, and a review of family and workplace literacy programs are among the topics featured in the second section. The last part examines how to teach reading and writing to adults with low skills; adults’ transition from secondary to postsecondary education; implications for policy, research, and practice in the adult education field; educational technologies that support reading comprehension; and more. Looks at the cognitive processing challenges associated with low literacy in adults Features contributions from a global team of experts in the field Offers writing strategy instruction for low-skilled postsecondary students The Wiley Handbook of Adult Literacy is an excellent book for academic researchers, teacher educators, professional developers, program designers, and graduate students. It’s also beneficial to curriculum developers, adult basic education and developmental education instructors, and program administrators, as well as clinicians and counselors who provide services to adults with reading disabilities.

The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing

In H. B. Allen and R. N. Allen (eds), Teaching English as a Second Language: A Book of Readings. ... Second Language Writing: research insights for the classroom. ... A Synthesis of Research on Second Language Writing in English.

Author: Glenn Fulcher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136590863

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 536

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Winner of the SAGE/ILTA Book Award 2016 The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing will provide a comprehensive account of the area of language assessment and testing. Written by leading specialists from around the world, this volume brings together approximately 35 authoritative articles (around 8000 words each). The proposed outline for the Handbook (below) is divided into ten sections. The section titles reflect the contents of their Language Testing and Assessment –textbook in our RAL series and sketch a useful overview of the discipline. Each chapter has been carefully selected to relate to key issues raised in the respective topic, providing additional historical background, critical discussion, reviews of key research methods, and an assessment of what the future might hold.