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Special Issue

WAC and Second Language Writing: Cross-field Research, Theory, and Program Development

Guest editors: Michelle Cox, Bridgewater State University, and Terry Myers Zawacki, George Mason University

Anyone currently teaching in or running a writing program at a U.S. university will be familiar with the discourse around the globalization of higher education and will also have experienced the presence of increasingly larger numbers of residential and visa second language students in WID and composition classrooms. This special issue responds to calls for WAC and L2 writing professionals to engage in cross-field scholarship and program building to better understand and address the complexities of writing across languages, cultures, and disciplines, as we strive to support multilingual writers across the curriculum.

Contents

Introduction
Terry Myers Zawacki and Michelle Cox

WAC: Closing Doors or Opening Doors for Second Language Writers?
Michelle Cox

Lessons for WAC/WID from Language Learning Research: Multicompetence, Register Acquisition, and the College Writing Student
Jonathan Hall and Nela Navarro

Interpersonal Stance in L1 and L2 Students' Argumentative Writing in Economics: Implications for Faculty Development in WAC/WID Programs
Zak Lancaster

How Faculty Attitudes and Expectations toward Student Nationality Affect Writing Assessment
Peggy Lindsey and Deborah Crusan

Teaching and Learning with Multilingual Faculty
Anne Ellen Geller

Attitudes about Graduate L2 Writing in Engineering: Possibilities for More Integrated Instruction
Jay Jordan and April Kedrowicz

"Striking while the iron is hot" A Writing Fellows Program Supporting Lower-Division Courses at an American University in the UAE
Lynne Ronesi

Mapping the Gaps in Services for L2 Writers
Marty Patton

Writing at UC Davis: Addressing the Needs of Second Language Writers
Dana Ferris and Chris Thaiss


Complete APA Citation

Cox, Michelle, & Zawacki, Terry Myers. (Eds.). (2011, December 21). WAC and second language writing: Cross-field research, theory, and program development [Special Issue]. Across the Disciplines, 8(4). Retrieved October 1, 2014, from http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/ell/index.cfm