Research on L2 Writing

Contexts, Writers, and Pedagogy

Authored by: Dana R. Ferris

Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning

Print publication date:  December  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138859814
eBook ISBN: 9781315716893
Adobe ISBN: 9781317508366

10.4324/9781315716893.ch24

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Abstract

In previous volumes of this handbook, the topic of research on second language (L2) writing has been approached in distinct ways. In Volume I, Hedgcock (2005) focused primarily on the pedagogical history of the teaching of L2 writing, including state-of-the-art summaries on “hot” subtopics such as writing assessment and error correction. In Volume II, Hinkel (2011) emphasized empirical work that has described the nature of L2 writing, especially in contrast with L1 writing (mostly in English, but not exclusively).

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