Academic Writing Instruction for Creole influenced Students

Academic Writing Instruction for Creole-Influenced Students embraces the interconnections of language use in society, language teaching in schools, and writing in higher education.

Author: Vivette Milson-Whyte

Publisher: University of the West Indies Press

ISBN: 9766405093

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Academic Writing Instruction for Creole-Influenced Students embraces the interconnections of language use in society, language teaching in schools, and writing in higher education. In it, Vivette Milson-Whyte draws on discourse analysis of archival materials and data gathered from questionnaires and interviews with past and current writing specialists and on comparison/contrast analysis of Jamaican and US and UK teaching and scholarship in rhetoric and composition/academic writing/literacy in English to provide an in-depth survey of over six decades of instruction in written discourse offered to Creole-influenced Jamaican students - students who are influenced by Jamaica's Creole language but who are not all Creole-speaking - on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies. Given its highly comparative nature, its comprehensive examination of curricular practices that can be adapted in other institutions and its practical suggestions for dismantling writing myths and adopting a progressive view of writing, Academic Writing Instruction invites academics and administrators at the University of the West Indies and other universities and policymakers in education in Jamaica to reflect on how Creole-influenced students do language, what academic writing is, how it is learned, what an academic community is, and who gets admitted into it and how. This first full-length book to examine the history of writing instruction and attitudes to it in the Creole-influenced Jamaican higher education context will also be of use to scholars of applied linguistics, language education, literacy, and rhetoric and composition as well as general readers with an interest in international trends in postsecondary education or in how writing works.

Creole Composition

In suggesting frameworks around which to build and further institutionalize and professionalize writing studies in the region, the collection advances the broader field of writing studies beyond national boundaries.

Author: Vivette Milson-Whyte

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781643171142

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Creole Composition is a collection featuring essays by scholars and teachers-researchers working with students in/from the Anglophone Caribbean. Arising from a need to define what writing instruction in the Caribbean means, Creole Composition expands the existing body of research literature about the teaching of writing at the postsecondary level in the Caribbean region. To this end, it speaks to critical disciplinary conversations of rhetoric and composition and academic literacies while addressing specific issues with teaching academic writing to Anglophone Caribbean students. It features chapters addressing language, approaches to teaching, assessing writing, administration, and research in postsecondary education as well as professionalization of writing instructors in the region. Some chapters reflect traditional Caribbean attitudes to postsecondary writing instruction; other chapters seek to reform these traditional practices. Some chapters’ interventions emerge from discussions in writing studies while other chapters reflect their authors’ primary training in other fields, such as applied linguistics, education, and literary studies. Additionally, the chapters use a variety of styles and methods, ranging from highly personal reflective essays to theoretical pieces and empirical studies following IMRaD format. Creole Composition, the first of its kind in the region, provides much-needed knowledge to the community of teacher-researchers in the Anglophone Caribbean and elsewhere in the fields of rhetoric and composition, writing studies, and academic literacies. In suggesting frameworks around which to build and further institutionalize and professionalize writing studies in the region, the collection advances the broader field of writing studies beyond national boundaries. Contributors include Tyrone Ali, Annife Campbell, Tresecka Campbell-Dawes, Valerie Combie, Jacob Dyer Spiegel, Brianne Jaquette, Carmeneta Jones, Clover Jones McKenzie, Beverley Josephs, Christine E. Kozikowski, Vivette Milson-Whyte, Kendra L. Mitchell, Raymond Oenbring, Heather M. Robinson, Daidrah Smith, and Michelle Stewart-McKoy.

Creole Composition

Academic Writing and Rhetoric in the Anglophone Caribbean Vivette Milson-Whyte, Raymond Oenbring ... Writing language: Composition, the academy, and work. Humanities, 6. ... Academic writing instruction for creole-influenced students.

Author: Vivette Milson-Whyte

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781643171135

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 381

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Creole Composition is a collection featuring essays by scholars and teachers-researchers working with students in/from the Anglophone Caribbean. Arising from a need to define what writing instruction in the Caribbean means, Creole Composition expands the existing body of research literature about the teaching of writing at the postsecondary level in the Caribbean region. To this end, it speaks to critical disciplinary conversations of rhetoric and composition and academic literacies while addressing specific issues with teaching academic writing to Anglophone Caribbean students. It features chapters addressing language, approaches to teaching, assessing writing, administration, and research in postsecondary education as well as professionalization of writing instructors in the region. Some chapters reflect traditional Caribbean attitudes to postsecondary writing instruction; other chapters seek to reform these traditional practices. Some chapters’ interventions emerge from discussions in writing studies while other chapters reflect their authors’ primary training in other fields, such as applied linguistics, education, and literary studies. Additionally, the chapters use a variety of styles and methods, ranging from highly personal reflective essays to theoretical pieces and empirical studies following IMRaD format. Creole Composition, the first of its kind in the region, provides much-needed knowledge to the community of teacher-researchers in the Anglophone Caribbean and elsewhere in the fields of rhetoric and composition, writing studies, and academic literacies. In suggesting frameworks around which to build and further institutionalize and professionalize writing studies in the region, the collection advances the broader field of writing studies beyond national boundaries. Contributors include Tyrone Ali, Annife Campbell, Tresecka Campbell-Dawes, Valerie Combie, Jacob Dyer Spiegel, Brianne Jaquette, Carmeneta Jones, Clover Jones McKenzie, Beverley Josephs, Christine E. Kozikowski, Vivette Milson-Whyte, Kendra L. Mitchell, Raymond Oenbring, Heather M. Robinson, Daidrah Smith, and Michelle Stewart-McKoy.

Translingual Identities and Transnational Realities in the U S College Classroom

Language identity and language ownership: Linguistic conflicts of first year university writing students. ... Reinventing identities in second language writing. ... Academic writing instruction for Creole-influenced students.

Author: Heather Robinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000034837

Category: Education

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Exploring the roles of students’ pluralistic linguistic and transnational identities at the university level, this book offers a novel approach to translanguaging by highlighting students’ perspectives, voices, and agency as integral to the subject. Providing an original reconsideration of the impact of translanguaging, this book examines both transnationality and translinguality as ubiquitous phenomena that affect students’ lives. Demonstrating that students are the experts of their own language practices, experiences, and identities, the authors argue that a proactive translingual pedagogy is more than an openness to students’ spontaneous language variations. Rather, this proactive approach requires students and instructors to think about students’ holistic communicative repertoire, and how it relates to their writing. Robinson, Hall, and Navarro address students’ complex negotiations and performative responses to the linguistic identities imposed upon them because of their skin color, educational background, perceived geographical origin, immigration status, and the many other cues used to "minoritize" them. Drawing on multiple disciplinary discourses of language and identity, and considering the translingual practices and transnational experiences of both U.S. resident and international students, this volume provides a nuanced analysis of students’ own perspectives and self-examinations of their complex identities. By introducing and addressing the voices and self-reflections of undergraduate and graduate students, the authors shine a light on translingual and transnational identities and positionalities in order to promote and implement inclusive and effective pedagogies. This book offers a unique yet essential perspective on translinguality and transnationality, and is relevant to instructors in writing and language classrooms; to administrators of writing programs and international student support programs; and to graduate students and scholars in language education, second language writing, applied linguistics, and literacy studies.

Black or Right

Assuming the Positions: Cultural Pedagogy and the Politics of Commonplace Writing. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press. Milson- Whyte, Vivette. 2015. Academic Writing Instruction for Creole- Influenced Students.

Author: Louis M. Maraj

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781646421473

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Black or Right: Anti/Racist Campus Rhetorics explores notions of Blackness in white institutional—particularly educational—spaces. In it, Louis M. Maraj theorizes how Black identity operates with/against ideas of difference in the age of #BlackLivesMatter. Centering Blackness in frameworks for antiracist agency through interdisciplinary Black feminist lenses, Black or Right asks how those racially signifying “diversity” in US higher education (and beyond) make meaning in the everyday. Offering four Black rhetorics as antiracist means for rhetorical reclamation—autoethnography, hashtagging, inter(con)textual reading, and reconceptualized disruption—the book uses Black feminist relationality via an African indigenous approach. Maraj examines fluid, quotidian ways Black folk engage anti/racism at historically white institutions in the United States in response to violent campus spaces, educational structures, protest movements, and policy practice. Black or Right’s experimental, creative style strives to undiscipline knowledge from academic confinement. Exercising different vantage points in each chapter—autoethnographer, digital media scholar/pedagogue, cultural rhetorician, and critical discourse analyst—Maraj challenges readers to ecologically understand shifting, multiple meanings of Blackness in knowledge-making. Black or Right’s expressive form, organization, narratives, and poetics intimately interweave with its argument that Black folk must continuously invent “otherwise” in reiterative escape from oppressive white spaces. In centering Black experiences, Black theory, and diasporic Blackness, Black or Right mobilizes generative approaches to destabilizing institutional whiteness, as opposed to reparative attempts to “fix racism,” which often paradoxically center whiteness. It will be of interest to both academic and general readers and significant for specialists in cultural rhetorics, Black studies, and critical theory.

African American Creole and Other Vernacular Englishes in Education

In Teaching Ethnic Studies, ed. ... Paratactic Conjunctions in Creole Speakers' and ESL Learners' Academic Writing. ... of the creole continuum, representative of CEC-speaking students' linguistic background, may have influenced the ...

Author: John R. Rickford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780805860504

Category: Education

Page: 306

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More than 50 years of scholarly attention to the intersection of language and education have resulted in a rich body of literature on the role of vernacular language varieties in the classroom. This field of work can be bewildering in its size and variety, drawing as it does on the diverse methods, theories, and research paradigms of fields such as sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, psychology, and education. Compiling most of the publications from the past half century that deal with this critical topic, this volume includes more than 1600 references (books, articles in journals or books, and web-accessible dissertations and other works) on education in relation to African American Vernacular English [AAVE], English-based pidgins and creoles, Latina/o English, Native American English, and other English vernaculars such as Appalachian English in the United States and Aboriginal English in Australia), with accompanying abstracts for approximately a third of them. This comprehensive bibliography provides a tool useful for those interested in the complex issue of how knowledge about language variation can be used to more effectively teach students who speak a nonstandard or stigmatized language variety.

Resources in Education

A Genre - Based Developmental Writing Course for Undergraduate ESL Science Majors " ( Sally Jacoby , David Leech ... Lan Chi ) ; “ Teaching Classroom and Authentic Genres : Initiating Students into Academic Cultures and Discourses ...

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ISBN: MINN:30000005557370

Category: Education

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Concepts in Composition

Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing Irene L. Clark ... The English-Creole influenced language varieties and practices of some Caribbean students have likewise conflicted with mastery of academic British English, ...

Author: Irene L. Clark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135649067

Category: Education

Page: 580

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Textbook for composition pedagogy courses. Focuses on scholarship in rhetoric and composition that has influenced classroom teaching, in order to foster reflection on how theory impacts practice.

Transnational Writing Education

Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. Milson-Whyte, V. (2015). Academic writing instruction for creoleinfluenced students. Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press. Mullen, B. V. (2004). Afro-orientalism.

Author: Xiaoye You

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351205931

Category: Education

Page: 260

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Arguing that writing teachers need to enable students to recognize, negotiate with, deconstruct, and transcend national, racial, ethnic, and linguistic boundaries, this volume proposes a "transnational" framework as an alternative approach to literacy education and as a vital component to cultivating students as global citizens. In a field of evolving literacy practices, this volume builds off the three pillars of transnational writing education—translingualism, transculturalism, and cosmopolitanism—and offers both conceptual and practice-based support for scholars, students, and educators in order to address current issues of inclusion, multilingual learning, and diversity.

Strategies for Academic Writing

A Guide for College Students Irvin Yuiichi Hashimoto, Barry M. Kroll, John C. Schafer ... dialects to be simply dismissed as a Creole , but at the same time it is too much like the Creoles to be dismissed as a mere dialect " ( p .

Author: Irvin Yuiichi Hashimoto

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472080202

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

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Englishes Around the World Caribbean Africa Asia Australasia

First, the persistence of creole-language influences is evident in the writing of the students after at least 11 years of ... Secondly, a university language programme that would meet the needs of these students has to cover the entire ...

Author: Manfred Görlach

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027248770

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 365

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The two volumes of Englishes around the World present high-quality original research papers written in honour of Manfred Görlach, founder and editor of the journal English World-Wide and the book series Varieties of English Around the World. The papers thematically focus on the field that Manfred Görlach has helped to build and shape. Volume 2 of Englishes Around the World presents studies of so-called “New Englishes”, post-colonial varieties as spoken predominantly in countries of the former British Empire. There are five contributions on the Caribbean (covering Jamaica, Guyana, and Trinidad), five articles on Africa (South Africa, East Africa, and Nigeria), six studies of English in Asian countries (Japan, the Philippines, India, Singapore, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea), and six papers on Australia and New Zealand. Topics covered range from sociohistorical causes and processes, the nativization of English in different countries, or the expression of individual identities by means of the English language through structural descriptions to sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, lexicographic, pragmatic, stylistic, and other matters. The articles in the respective sections are written by D.R. Craig, L.M. Haynes, P.L. Patrick, K. Shields-Brodber, and L. Winer; A Banjo, V. de Klerk, R. Mesthrie, J. Schmied, and P. Silva; R.W. Bailey, R. Begum and T. Kandiah, A. Gonzalez, R.R. Mehrotra, P. Mühlhäusler, and M. Newbrook; L. Bauer, S. Butler, M. Clyne, P. Peters and A. Delbridge, G. Tulloch, and G.W. Turner.

Englishes around the World

First, the persistence of creole-language influences is evident in the writing of the students after at least 11 years of ... Secondly, a university language programme that would meet the needs of these students has to cover the entire ...

Author: Edgar W. Schneider

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027275769

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 358

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The two volumes of Englishes around the World present high-quality original research papers written in honour of Manfred Görlach, founder and editor of the journal English World-Wide and the book series Varieties of English Around the World. The papers thematically focus on the field that Manfred Görlach has helped to build and shape. Volume 2 of Englishes Around the World presents studies of so-called “New Englishes”, post-colonial varieties as spoken predominantly in countries of the former British Empire. There are five contributions on the Caribbean (covering Jamaica, Guyana, and Trinidad), five articles on Africa (South Africa, East Africa, and Nigeria), six studies of English in Asian countries (Japan, the Philippines, India, Singapore, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea), and six papers on Australia and New Zealand. Topics covered range from sociohistorical causes and processes, the nativization of English in different countries, or the expression of individual identities by means of the English language through structural descriptions to sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, lexicographic, pragmatic, stylistic, and other matters. The articles in the respective sections are written by D.R. Craig, L.M. Haynes, P.L. Patrick, K. Shields-Brodber, and L. Winer; A Banjo, V. de Klerk, R. Mesthrie, J. Schmied, and P. Silva; R.W. Bailey, R. Begum and T. Kandiah, A. Gonzalez, R.R. Mehrotra, P. Mühlhäusler, and M. Newbrook; L. Bauer, S. Butler, M. Clyne, P. Peters and A. Delbridge, G. Tulloch, and G.W. Turner.

Africalogical Perspectives

An analysis of Creole students' writing patterns allows for a more informed approach to teaching CARICOM students ... to the writing sample analysis, I have included an overview of aspects of the Creole variety that may influence the ...

Author: Katherine Bankole

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595425143

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

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Overseas Students in Higher Education

Au, D. (1969) 'The influence of contact with host nationals on foreign students' attitudes', unpublished thesis, University of New ... Belcher, D. and Braine, G. (eds) (1995) Academic Writing in a Second Language: Essays on Research ...

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134788248

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Higher education institutions are increasingly concerned with the quality of their teaching and learning experiences they provide for students, including the increasing number from overseas. In this text, some of the leading authorities in the field bring together current research and sound practical advice on the provision of quality teaching and learning for overseas students. The text represents a wide range of overseas students' experiences from the Pacific Rim, China and the European Community.

Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching

The mismatches described by Ball and by Malcolm are not unique to children from a creole - speaking ( or creole ... Ball's urban AfricanAmerican students preferred patterns for academic expository writing that are described as circular ...

Author: Nancy F. Hornberger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521484340

Category: Education

Page: 484

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This text provides an introduction to the field of sociolinguistics for second and foreign language teachers. This book provides an introduction to the field of sociolinguistics for second and foreign language teachers. Chapters cover the basic areas of sociolinguistics, including regional and social variations in dialects, language and gender, World English, and intercultural communication. Each chapter has been specially written for this collection by an individual who has done extensive research on the topic explored. This is the first introductory text to address explicitly the pedagogical implications of current theory and research in sociolinguistics. The book will also be of interest to any teachers with students from linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching

The mismatches described by Ball and by Malcolm are not unique to children from a creole - speaking ( or creole ... Ball's urban AfricanAmerican students preferred patterns for academic expository writing that are described as circular ...

Author: Sandra Lee MacKay

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 312533781X

Category: Language and languages

Page: 484

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Transformative Pedagogical Perspectives on Home Language Use in Classrooms

... in learners' language proficiency, as exhibited in writing and reading scores at the school and national levels. For example, in St. Lucia, creole and creole-influenced speakers, whose language instruction is done solely in English, ...

Author: Jules, Janice E.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799840763

Category: Education

Page: 282

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Linguists, researchers, and other practitioners in language education acknowledge that the resolution of language problems associated with breaking down language and cultural barriers that hinder the growth of learners’ self-identities and national identities is ongoing. In fact, even with decades of research in home language use in the classroom, there are still classrooms worldwide where learners are deprived of the opportunity of building their self-esteem, confidence, and autonomy by communicating with their native language. The global nature of communication requires speakers to use all the languages in their repertoire effectively, thus reinforcing the need to encourage home language use in classrooms. Transformative Pedagogical Perspectives on Home Language Use in Classrooms is a cutting-edge research publication on the effective use of home language in the classroom that emphasizes the significance of this activity to the success of the overall language development of the learner. Particular attention is given to transformative pedagogy and the provision of valuable insights into how the teacher can guide and assist learners in the development of critical thinking skills. In addition, the book provides content that enables practitioners in language education and parents to explore their roles in assisting children in breaking down the language and cultural barriers that hinder the growth of their self-identity and national identity. Highlighting topics such as engineering education, cultural responsiveness, and transformative pedagogy, this book is essential for linguists, academicians, education professionals, curriculum designers, policymakers, administrators, instructional designers, researchers, and students.

An Annotated Bibliography of Scholarship in Second Language Writing 1993 1997

... instruction , 602 pedagogy , 259 , 265 , 276 , 278 , 350 , 505 German , 28 , 84 , 155 , 288 , 467 , 475 , 639 , 675 as a foreign language , 155 , 288 , 408 as a second language , 844 beginning university students , 95 ESL writing ...

Author: Tony J. Silva

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567504523

Category: Education

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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.