International Advances in Writing Research: Cultures, Places, Measures

  • culture, international, multilingual, multimodal, biography, scientific writing, creative writing, identity, WAC, multi-voiced

Edited by Charles Bazerman, Chris Dean, Jessica Early, Karen Lunsford, Suzie Null, Paul Rogers, and Amanda Stansell
Copy edited by Don Donahue. Designed by Mike Palmquist.

CoverThe thirty chapters in this edited collection were selected from the more than 500 presentations at the Writing Research Across Borders II Conference in 2011. With representatives from more than forty countries, this conference gave rise to the International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research. The chapters selected for this collection represent cutting edge research on writing from all regions, organized around three themes—cultures, places, and measures. 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 at 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. Finally, the chapters examine various ways of measuring writing and how these measures interact with practices of teaching and learning.

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Front Matter

Introduction, Charles Bazerman, Karen Lunsford, and Paul Rogers
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Section 1. Pedagogical Approaches, Paul Rogers

Chapter 1. Academic Writing Instruction in Australian Tertiary Education: The Early Years, Kate Chanock
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Chapter 2. Teacher's Perceptions of English Language Writing Instruction in China, Danling Fu and Marylou Matoush
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Chapter 3. Access and Teachers' Perceptions of Professional Development in Writing, Sarah J. McCarthey, Rebecca L. Woodard, and Grace Kang
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Chapter 4. Multimodality in Subtitling for the Deaf and the Hard-of-Hearing Education in Brazil, Vera Lúcia Santiago Araújo
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Section 2. Assessment, Charles Bazerman

Chapter 5. Rethinking K-12 Writing Assessment to Support Best Instructional Practices, Paul Deane, John Sabatini, and Mary Fowles
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Chapter 6. Automated Essay Scoring and The Search for Valid Writing Assessment, Andrew Klobucar, Paul Deane, Norbert Elliot, Chaitanya Ramineni, Perry Deess, and Alex Rudniy
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Chapter 7. Construct Validity, Length, Score, and Time in Holistically Graded Writing Assessments: The Case against Automated Essay Scoring (AES), Les Perelman
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Chapter 8. The Politics of Research and Assessment in Writing, Peggy O'Neill, Sandy Murphy, and Linda Adler-Kassner
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Chapter 9. Prominent Feature Analysis: Linking Assessment and Instruction, Sherry S. Swain, Richard L. Graves, David T. Morse, and Kimberly J. Patterson
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Chapter 10. "A Matter of Personal Taste": Teachers' Constructs of Writing Quality in the Secondary School English Classroom, Helen Lines
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Section 3. Writing at the Borders of School and the World, Paul Rogers

Chapter 11. The Reality of Fiction-writing in Situations of Political Violence, Colette Daiute
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Chapter 12. Naming in Pupil Writings (9 to 14 Years Old), Christina Romain and Marie-Noëlle Roubaud
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Chapter 13. Does the Internet Connect Writing in and out of Educational Settings? Views of Norwegian students on the Threshold of Higher Education, Hávard Skaar
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Chapter 14. Sponsoring "Green" Subjects: The World Bank's 2009 Youth Essay Contest, Anne E. Porter
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Chapter 15. Metaphors of Writing and Intersections with Jamaican Male Identity, Carmeneta Jones and Vivette Milson-Whyte
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Section 4. Writing the borders of school and professional practice, Karen Lunsford

Chapter 16. Transcending the Border between Classroom and Newsroom: An Inquiry into the Efficacy of Newspaper Editing Practices, Yvonne Stephens
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Chapter 17. Teachers as Editors, Editors as Teachers, Angela M. Kohnen
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Chapter 18. Academic Genres in University Contexts: An Investigation of Students' Book Reviews Writing as Classroom Assignments, Antonia Dilamar Araújo
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Chapter 19. Learning Careers and Enculturation: Production of Scientific Papers by PhD Students in a Mexican Physiology Laboratory: An Exploratory Case Study, Alma Carrasco, Rollin Kent, and Nancy Keranen
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Section 5. Scientific and Academic Practice, Charles Bazerman

Chapter 20. The Life Cycle of the Scientific Writer: An Investigation of the Senior Academic Scientist as Writer in Australasian Universities, Lisa Emerson
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Chapter 21. Publication Practices and Multilingual Professionals in US Universities: Towards Critical Perspectives on Administration and Pedagogy, Missy Watson
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Chapter 22. Immersed in the Game of Science: Beliefs, Emotions, and Strategies of NNES Scientists who Regularly Publish in English, Nancy Keranen, Fatima Encinas, and Charles Bazerman
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Chapter 23. Critical Acts in Published and Unpublished Research Article Introductions in English: A Look into the Writing for Publication Process, Pilar Mur-Dueñas
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Chapter 24. Towards an Integrative Unit of Analysis: Regulation Episodes in Expert Research Article Writing, Anna Iñesta and Montserrat Castelló
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Chapter 25. Producing Scholarly Texts: Writing in English in a Politically Stigmatized Country, Mehdi Riazi
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Chapter 26. The Evaluation of Conference Paper Proposals in Linguistics, Françoise Boch, Fanny Rinck, and Aurélie Nardy
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Section 6. Cultures of Writing in the Workplace, Karen Lunsford

Chapter 27. Genre and Generic Labor, Clay Spinuzzi
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Chapter 28. Construction of Caring Identities in the New Work Order, Zoe Nikolaidou and Anna-Malin Karlsson
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Chapter 29. Online Book Reviews and Emerging Generic Conventions: A Situated Study of Authorship, Publishing, and Peer Review, Tim Laquintan
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Chapter 30. Coming to Grips with Complexity: Dynamic Systems Theory in the Research of Newswriting, Daniel Perrin
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About the Editors

Charles Bazerman, Professor of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is the author of numerous research articles and books on the social role of writing, academic genres, and textual analysis, as well as textbooks on the teaching of writing.

Chris Dean has recently co-authored a writing textbook, Terra Incognita: Researching the Weird, and is a Lecturer in the Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Jessica Singer Early is an assistant professor of English at Arizona State University. She is author of Opening the Gates: Creating Real World Writing Opportunities for Diverse Secondary Students and Stirring up Justice: Reading and Writing to Change the World.

Karen Lunsford is an associate professor of Writing at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has published on a wide range of interests, including multimodality, science writing, and policy issues that affect writing research.

Suzie Null is an assistant professor of Teacher Education at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Her publications include the co-edited collection, Traditions of Writing Research.

Paul Rogers is an assistant professor of English at George Mason University and served as co-chair of the Writing Research Across Borders II conference. His publications include the co-edited collections, Writing Across the Curriculum: A Critical Sourcebook and Traditions of Writing Research.

Amanda Stansell teaches Writing at the University of California, Santa Barbara as a Lecturer. Her publications include the co-edited collection, Traditions of Writing Research.

Publication Information: Bazerman, Charles, Chris Dean, Jessica Early, Karen Lunsford, Suzie Null, Paul Rogers, & Amanda Stansell (Eds.). (2012). International Advances in Writing Research: Cultures, Places, Measures. The WAC Clearinghouse; Parlor Press.

Publication Date: July 8, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-64215-045-2 (pdf) | 978-1-64215-046-9 (epub) | 978-1-60235-352-7 (pbk.)
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2012.0452 

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