Intercultural Rhetoric in the Writing Classroom

This volume provides both an eloquent summation and further theoretical expansion of Connor’s arguments.

Author: Ulla Connor

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: 0472034588

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 124

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It is easy to argue that the need for attention to how we navigate rhetorically within and across cultures has never been greater, given ever-increasing global migrations and seemingly instantaneous global communication. Yet, the conceptual basis of intercultural rhetoric (also known in the past as contrastive rhetoric) has been under fire ever since it first emerged as an area of research and pedagogical interest. In recent years, Ulla Connor has built a steadily more extensive and sophisticated case for how a culturally contextualized study of rhetoric in any media can be carried out without static and reductive over-generalizations about culture/s or rhetoric. This volume provides both an eloquent summation and further theoretical expansion of Connor’s arguments. Readers who have wondered about the possibility of exploring connections between their students’ (or anyone’s) culture and discourse style will find many of their questions addressed in this volume; other readers who have not previously raised such questions will very likely begin to see the value of doing so.

Changing Practices for the L2 Writing Classroom

From intercultural rhetoric to cosmopolitan practice: Addressing new challenges
in lingua franca English. In D. Belcher ... Contrastive rhetoric: Cross-cultural
aspects of secondlanguage writing. ... Intercultural rhetoric in the writing

Author: Nigel A Caplan

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: 9780472037322

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 848


This volume was written to make the case for changes in second language writing practices away from the five-paragraph essay and toward purposeful, meaningful writing instruction. As the volume editors say, “If you have already rejected the five-paragraph essay, we offer validation and classroom-tested alternatives. If you are new to teaching L2 writing, we introduce critical issues you will need to consider as you plan your lessons and as you consider/review the textbooks and handbooks that continue to promote the teaching of the five-paragraph essay. If you need ammunition to present to colleagues and administrators, we present theory, research, and pedagogy that will benefit students from elementary to graduate school. If you are skeptical about our claims, we invite you to review the research presented here and consider what your students could do beyond writing a five-paragraph essay if you enacted these changes in practice.” Part 1 discusses what the five-paragraph essay is not: it is not a very old, established form of writing; it is not a genre; and it is not universal. Part 2 looks at writing practices to show the essay’s ineffectiveness in elementary schools, secondary schools, first-year writing classes, university writing courses, undergraduate discipline courses, and graduate school. Part 3 looks beyond the classroom at testing. At the end of each chapter, the authors--all well-known in the field of second language writing--suggest changes to teaching practices based on their theoretical approach and classroom experience. The book closes by reviewing some of the major questions raised in the book, by exploring which questions have been left unanswered, and by offering suggestions for teachers who want to move away from the five-paragraph essay. An assignment sequence for genre-aware writing instruction is included.

Peer Response in Second Language Writing Classrooms Second Edition

... in Second Language Writing Classrooms, Second Edition Jun Liu & Jette G.
Hansen Edwards Critical Academic Writing ... Writing in Second Language
Education Christine Pearson Casanave Intercultural Rhetoric in the Writing
Classroom ...

Author: Jette Hansen Edwards

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472036929

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 469


Since the publication of the first edition in 2002, there have been two major developments in L2 writing and peer response teaching and research. The first is the increased interest in CALL and computer-mediated communication (CMC) for L2 pedagogy; the second is the accessibility and viability of research on L2 peer response from all over the world. Both developments are thoroughly addressed in this new edition. Now that classes are as likely to be online as held in physical classrooms and now that a new generation of digital natives can routinely read and respond to what others write via laptops, tablets, and phones, peer response as pedagogical practice is not just more easily implemented, but it is more likely to feel natural to L2 learners. The Second Edition is a highly accessible guide to how the world is using peer response and serves as a motivator and facilitator for those who want to try it for the first time or want to increase the effectiveness of the activities—whether via CMC or not. The volume includes 11 forms useful in training students to provide good peer feedback, including a final checklist to ensure teachers have taken all the necessary steps to achieve a successful peer feedback activity.

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Culture

——(2003) 'Writing and culture in the post-process era', Journal of Second
Language Writing 12:49–63. ——(2004) ... ——(2011) Intercultural Rhetoric in
the Writing Classroom, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. Connor, U.
and ...

Author: Farzad Sharifian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317743187

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 522

View: 204


The Routledge Handbook of Language and Culture presents the first comprehensive survey of research on the relationship between language and culture. It provides readers with a clear and accessible introduction to both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies of language and culture, and addresses key issues of language and culturally based linguistic research from a variety of perspectives and theoretical frameworks. This Handbook features thirty-three newly commissioned chapters which cover key areas such as cognitive psychology, cognitive linguistics, cognitive anthropology, linguistic anthropology, cultural anthropology, and sociolinguistics offer insights into the historical development, contemporary theory, research, and practice of each topic, and explore the potential future directions of the field show readers how language and culture research can be of practical benefit to applied areas of research and practice, such as intercultural communication and second language teaching and learning. Written by a group of prominent scholars from around the globe, The Routledge Handbook of Language and Culture provides a vital resource for scholars and students working in this area.

Second Language Writing

(2011) Intercultural rhetoric in the writing classroom. Ann Arbor, MI: University of
Michigan Press. Connor, U. and Asenavage, K. (1994) Peer response groups in
ESL writing classes: How much impact on revision? Journal of Second Language

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108470711

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 851


Provides an accessible, comprehensive and practical introduction to current theory and research in second language writing and their classroom applications.

Intercultural Rhetoric and Professional Communication Technological Advances and Organizational Behavior

The second part describes an intercultural rhetoric and writing class thatI have
been teaching for 13 years, includingsyllabus, course goals, assignments,
teaching strategies, and assessments. It provides the first comprehensive model
of an ...

Author: Thatcher, Barry

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781613504512

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 417

View: 108


"This book explores the theory and practice of rhetoric and professional communication in intercultural contexts, providing a framework for translating, localizing, and internationalizing communications and information products around the world"--Provided by publisher.

Rhetoric and Writing on the US Mexico Border and Beyond

Drawing on intercultural rhetoric and composition, second-language/bilingualism studies, and cultural and border studies, this book proposes a US-Mexico border theory and methodology of multilingual writing.

Author: Barry Thatcher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138645451


Page: 288

View: 130


Drawing on intercultural rhetoric and composition, second-language/bilingualism studies, and cultural and border studies, this book proposes a US-Mexico border theory and methodology of multilingual writing. Assessing how US, Mexican, and border cultures encourage distinct rhetorical patterns and expectations in writing classrooms, this book develops a theory of multilingual border rhetoric based on a framework of six rhetorical capabilities and explores how students develop these capabilities and function across many rhetorical contexts. Advancing research, theory, and practice for the teaching of writing on both sides of the US-Mexico border, this volume at the same time offers institutional and programmatic suggestions.

Technologies in the Second Language Composition Classroom

Technology and Intercultural Rhetoric One of the biggest differences between the
perspectives of L1 and L2 research has been the role of culture in technology
The role of culture in the writing process , what has often been called contrastive

Author: Joel Bloch

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131791076

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

View: 101


Grounded in applied linguistics research and composition theory and practice, Technologies in the Second Language Composition Classroom encourages teachers to explore the role technology can play in the acquisition of writing for second language students. This research-based volume supports the incorporation of technology into classrooms, providing students with motivation and tools to develop their writing skills. The book provides not only an intellectually engaging perspective on the on-going debates regarding technologically enhanced writing and writing pedagogy, but it also delves in to the technologies themselves, from blogs and blogging to computer-mediated discourse and concordancing. Technology is a growing and rapidly evolving presence in academia, and Joel Bloch brings an informed approach to understanding its place and potential benefits in the classroom. Each chapter includes reflection questions that will help individual readers apply the theories and ideas to their own classrooms. This book will interest ESL teachers in training, teacher educators, current ESL instructors, and researchers and scholars in the area of ESL writing and technology.

Dissertation Abstracts International

Alternatives to argumentation : Implications for intercultural rhetoric . ... culturally
based rhetorical strategies , question the tendency to teach argumentative writing
in American composition classes , propose rhetorical strategies for reaching ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105123025715

Category: Dissertations, Academic


View: 555


Conference Record

Keywords : paralogic rhetoric , intercultural communication , technical writing ,
pedagogy Introduction When preparing ... be used in a technical writing
classroom and , specifically , how it can be used for teaching intercultural
communication .



ISBN: UOM:39015058329692

Category: Communication of technical information


View: 997


Plagiarism Intellectual Property and the Teaching of L2 Writing

Both concepts are concerned with how we use texts - print, digital, visual, and aural - in the creation of new texts. This book discusses the explicit teaching of these concepts in an L2 writing classroom.

Author: Joel Bloch

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847696519

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

View: 236


Plagiarism and intellectual property law are two issues that affect every student and every teacher throughout the world. Both concepts are concerned with how we use texts - print, digital, visual, and aural - in the creation of new texts. This book discusses the explicit teaching of these concepts in an L2 writing classroom.

Intercultural Journeys Through Reading and Writing

The reading selections and class discussions will prepare students with
examples of the ways in which other writers have ... Although the assignments
are not so labeled , they move through and include the various rhetorical modes
— from ...


Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 0060463333

Category: College readers

Page: 682

View: 609


Peer Response in Second Language Writing Classrooms

Subject Index academic literacy skills , 46 active participants , 90 – 91
adaptability , 139 adult writers , 50 audience awareness , 8 ... 44 , 45 ESL pullout
programs , 44 , 45 basic intercultural communication skills ( BICS ) , 46 classroom
participation , 37 – 39 class size , 32 ... 52 content - based instruction , 45 , 106
context of peer response , 32 contrastive rhetoric , 111 creativity , 139 cultural
backgrounds ...

Author: Jun Liu

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: UOM:39015055827110

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 182

View: 435


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.

Strategies and Resources for Teaching Writing with the Simon Schuster Handbook for Writers by Lynn Quitman Troyka

In discussing the benefits of cross-cultural classes, Patthey-Chavez and Gergen
write, "the presence of different voices and visions of the world can be
transformed ... Exploring the dynamics of cross-cultural collaboration in writing


Publisher: Macmillan College

ISBN: 0134554116

Category: English language

Page: 393

View: 471


English Language Teaching in China

Ideology as a level in evaluating writing : empirical evidence from intercultural
rhetoric and World Englishes In its 40 ... such as , in educational settings ,
classroom culture , youth culture , student culture and professional academic
culture .

Author: Jun Liu

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: 0826480764

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 400


This book examines the importance of English language teaching in China, but also the need for this teaching to be modernised in order for China to better join the world economy. The current trend within English teaching in China is for 'communicative competence' - that is, being able to communicate with linguistic, pragmatic, discourse and strategic competence. This volume argues that such a theoretical framework of communicative competence needs to be expanded to address both global needs and local contexts, if English language teaching in China is to be successful. The contributors to this volume examine every aspect of language teaching and suggest new ways in which communication and grammar can be balanced. The chapters include coverage of: * the importance of English in a global world * the theoretical framework of communicative competence * the role of grammar in learning English * assessing and evaluating communicative competence * the starting age of learning English * teaching language skills in the post-methods era * using multimedia in teaching and testing * online learning and self-learning * teacher training through empowerment. With its balance of theory and practice, and internationally renowned contributors, this guide to new approaches, perspectives and standards in language teaching will be essential reading for academics interested in applied linguistics and second language acquisition, and English language teaching professionals.

Discourse Studies in Composition

Assessing Writing 1 . 1 ( 1994 ) : 67 - 90 . Gee , John Paul . “ Units in the
Production of Narrative Discourse . " Discourse Processes 9 ( 1986 ) : 391 - 422 .
Guerra , Juan . “ The Place of Intercultural Literacy in the Writing Classroom . " In
Writing ...

Author: Ellen L. Barton

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UOM:39015054288207

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 748


This volume aims to synthesize and situate the systematic study of discourse explicitly in the field of composition. Each chapter follows a common tri-partite structure: a description of an approach to discourse analysis; a case study using that approach; and a discussion of its value.

Classroom Spaces and Writing Instruction

... pedagogy , intercultural business communication , public relations , and
historical approaches to business writing . Sharon Josephson has taught
academic writing at Simon Fraser University ( BC ) , the University of Winnipeg ,
and the University of ... Ed Nagelhout is an assistant professor of rhetoric and
writing at IUPUI .

Author: Ed Nagelhout

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UCSC:32106017538239

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 283


This work calls attention to the ways that teachers of writing must attend to the idea of the classroom, must be conscious of the spaces in which they meet students and must be aware of the physical, material conditions that constrain or affect the teaching of writing.


Intercultural Communication and Issues in Freshman Rhetoric Classes The
University of Iowa's Rhetoric Program is ... with the development of
communication skills in reading , writing , and speaking in required freshman
rhetoric classes .

Author: CIC Panel on Research and Development of Instructional Resources


ISBN: UCAL:B3259177

Category: College teaching


View: 278


Community Literacy and the Rhetoric of Local Publics

Elenore Long. on Writing , Text , and Discourse . ... Intercultural Knowledge
Building : The Literate Action of a Community Think Tank . ” Writing ... Making
Thinking Visible : Writing , Collaborative Planning , and Classroom Inquiry . Ed .
Linda ...

Author: Elenore Long

Publisher: Reference Guides to Rhetoric a

ISBN: UOM:39015077603556

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 295

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Offering a comparative analysis of "community-literacy studies," COMMUNITY LITERACY AND THE RHETORIC OF LOCAL PUBLICS traces common values in diverse accounts of "ordinary people going public." Elenore Long offers a five-point theoretical framework. Used to review major community-literacy projects that have emerged in recent years, this local public framework uncovers profound differences, with significant consequence, within five formative perspectives: 1) the guiding metaphor behind such projects; 2) the context that defines a "local" public, shaping what is an effective, even possible performance, 3) the tenor and affective register of the discourse; 4) the literate practices that shape the discourse; and, most signficantly, 5) the nature of rhetorical invention or the generative process by which people in these accounts respond to exigencies, such as getting around gatekeepers, affirming identities, and speaking out with others across difference. COMMUNITY LITERACY AND THE RHETORIC OF LOCAL PUBLICS also examines pedagogies that educators can use to help students to go public in the course of their rhetorical education at college. the concluding chapter adapts local-public literacies to college curricula and examines how these literate moves elicit different kinds of engagement from students and require different kinds of scaffolding from teachers and community educators. A glossary and annotated bibliography provide the basis for further inquiry and research. ABOUT THE AUTHOR After completing a postdoctoral fellowship through Pittsburgh's Community Literacy Center and Carnegie Mellon University, Elenore Long continued to direct community-literacy initiatives with Wayne Peck and Joyce Baskins. With Linda Flower and Lorraine Higgins, she published LEARNING TO RIVAL: A LITERATE PRACTICE FOR INTERCULTURAL INQUIRy. They recently published a fifteen-year retrospective for the COMMUNITY LITERACY JOURNAL. She currently directs the composition program and Writers' Center at Eastern Washington University. ADVANCE PRAISE . . . "COMMUNITY LITERACY AND THE RHETORIC OF LOCAL PUBLICS is the perfect entry to the exuberant practice of literacy in community. It brings contemporary research to life-in people, stories, and purposes. And it documents the amazingly diverse ways ordinary people go public. Moreover, Elenore Long's imaginative theoretical framework lets us understand and critically compare alternative images of local public life-from the literate worlds of church women, writing groups, and street gangs to the performances of community organizing, street theater, and local think tanks. Long's analytical and profoundly rhetorical insight is to compare community literacies in terms of their framing metaphors, privileged practices, and processes of rhetorical invention. And that is perhaps what makes the final chapter such a pedagogical powerhouse-a brilliantly critical and concrete guide to supporting our students and ourselves in local literate action." -Linda Flower, Carnegie Mellon "Elenore Long's COMMUNITY LITERACY AND THE RHETORIC OF LOCAL PUBLICS begins to articulate a history for community literacy studies, and such a history is essential for helping us figure out where we are going with this area of inquiry. Long provides a new set of tools as well, and her local publics framework, in particular, will prove valuable to researchers and teachers alike." -Jeff Grabill