International Advances in Writing Research: Cultures, Places, Measures

Edited by Charles Bazerman, Chris Dean, Jessica Early, Karen Lunsford, Suzie Null, Paul Rogers, and Amanda Stansell
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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.

Table of Contents

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Front Matter

Introduction, Charles Bazerman, Karen Lunsford, and Paul Rogers

Section 1. Pedagogical Approaches, Paul Rogers

Chapter 1. Academic Writing Instruction in Australian Tertiary Education: The Early Years, Kate Chanock

Chapter 2. Teacher's Perceptions of English Language Writing Instruction in China, Danling Fu and Marylou Matoush

Chapter 3. Access and Teachers' Perceptions of Professional Development in Writing, Sarah J. McCarthey, Rebecca L. Woodard, and Grace Kang

Chapter 4. Multimodality in Subtitling for the Deaf and the Hard-of-Hearing Education in Brazil, Vera Lúcia Santiago Araújo

Section 2. Assessment, Charles Bazerman

Chapter 5. Rethinking K-12 Writing Assessment to Support Best Instructional Practices, Paul Deane, John Sabatini, and Mary Fowles

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

Chapter 7. Construct Validity, Length, Score, and Time in Holistically Graded Writing Assessments: The Case against Automated Essay Scoring (AES), Les Perelman

Chapter 8. The Politics of Research and Assessment in Writing, Peggy O'Neill, Sandy Murphy, and Linda Adler-Kassner

Chapter 9. Prominent Feature Analysis: Linking Assessment and Instruction, Sherry S. Swain, Richard L. Graves, David T. Morse, and Kimberly J. Patterson

Chapter 10. "A Matter of Personal Taste": Teachers' Constructs of Writing Quality in the Secondary School English Classroom, Helen Lines

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

Chapter 12. Naming in Pupil Writings (9 to 14 Years Old), Christina Romain and Marie-Noëlle Roubaud

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

Chapter 14. Sponsoring "Green" Subjects: The World Bank's 2009 Youth Essay Contest, Anne E. Porter

Chapter 15. Metaphors of Writing and Intersections with Jamaican Male Identity, Carmeneta Jones and Vivette Milson-Whyte

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

Chapter 17. Teachers as Editors, Editors as Teachers, Angela M. Kohnen

Chapter 18. Academic Genres in University Contexts: An Investigation of Students' Book Reviews Writing as Classroom Assignments, Antonia Dilamar Araújo

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

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

Chapter 21. Publication Practices and Multilingual Professionals in US Universities: Towards Critical Perspectives on Administration and Pedagogy, Missy Watson

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

Chapter 23. Critical Acts in Published and Unpublished Research Article Introductions in English: A Look into the Writing for Publication Process, Pilar Mur-Dueñas

Chapter 24. Towards an Integrative Unit of Analysis: Regulation Episodes in Expert Research Article Writing, Anna Iñesta and Montserrat Castelló

Chapter 25. Producing Scholarly Texts: Writing in English in a Politically Stigmatized Country, Mehdi Riazi

Chapter 26. The Evaluation of Conference Paper Proposals in Linguistics, Françoise Boch, Fanny Rinck, and Aurélie Nardy

Section 6. Cultures of Writing in the Workplace, Karen Lunsford

Chapter 27. Genre and Generic Labor, Clay Spinuzzi

Chapter 28. Construction of Caring Identities in the New Work Order, Zoe Nikolaidou and Anna-Malin Karlsson

Chapter 29. Online Book Reviews and Emerging Generic Conventions: A Situated Study of Authorship, Publishing, and Peer Review, Tim Laquintano

Chapter 30. Coming to Grips with Complexity: Dynamic Systems Theory in the Research of Newswriting, Daniel Perrin

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, Dean, Chris, Early, Jessica, Lunsford, Karen, Null, Suzie, Rogers, Paul, and Stansell, Amanda (Eds.). (2012). International Advances in Writing Research: Cultures, Places, Measures. Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press. Available at

Publication Date: July 8, 2012

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Series Editor: Susan H. McLeod, University of California, Santa Barbara

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