International Advances in Writing Research: Cultures, Places, Measures

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

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The thirty chapters in International Advances in Writing Research: Cultures, Places, Measures 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 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.

About the Editors

Charles Bazerman, Professor of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is the author of numerous publications on the social role of writing, academic genres, and textual analysis. Chris Dean, Lecturer in the Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, recently co-authored the textbook, Terra Incognita: Researching the Weird. Jessica Early, Assistant Professor of English at Arizona State University, is the 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, Associate Professor of Writing at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has published on issues including multimodality, science writing, and policy issues that affect writing research. Suzie Null, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, includes among her publications the co-edited collection, Traditions of Writing Research. Paul Rogers, Assistant Professor of English at George Mason University, is co-editor of two collections, Writing Across the Curriculum: A Critical Sourcebook, and Traditions of Writing Research. Amanda Stansell, Lecturer at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is also co-editor of Traditions of Writing Research.


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

Section 2. Assessment
5. Rethinking K-12 Writing Assessment to Support Best Instructional Practices by Paul Deane, John Sabatini, and Mary Fowles
6. Automated Essay Scoring and The Search for Valid Writing Assessment by Andrew Klobucar, Paul Deane, Norbert Elliot, Chaitanya Ramineni, Perry Deess, and Alex Rudniy
7. Construct Validity, Length, Score, and Time in Holistically Graded Writing Assessments: The Case against Automated Essay Scoring (AES) by Les Perelman
8. The Politics of Research and Assessment in Writing by Peggy O’Neill, Sandy Murphy, and Linda Adler-Kassner
9. Prominent Feature Analysis: Linking Assessment and Instruction by Sherry S. Swain, Richard L. Graves, David T. Morse, and Kimberly J. Patterson
10. “A Matter of Personal Taste”: Teachers’ Constructs of Writing Quality in the Secondary School English Classroom by Helen Lines

Section 3. Writing at the Borders of School and the World
11. The Reality of Fiction-writing in Situations of Political Violence by Colette Daiute
12. Naming in Pupil Writings (9 to 14 Years Old) by Christina Romain and Marie-Noëlle Roubaud
13. Does the Internet Connect Writing in and out of Educational Settings? Views of Norwegian students on the Threshold of Higher Education by Håvard Skaar
14. Sponsoring “Green” Subjects: The World Bank’s 2009 Youth Essay Contest by Anne E. Porter
15. Metaphors of Writing and Intersections with Jamaican Male Identity by Carmeneta Jones and Vivette Milson-Whyte

Section 4. Writing the Borders of School and Professional Practice
16. Transcending the Border between Classroom and Newsroom: An Inquiry into the Efficacy of Newspaper Editing Practices by Yvonne Stephens
17. Teachers as Editors, Editors as Teachers by Angela M. Kohnen
18. Academic Genres in University Contexts: An Investigation of Students’ Book Reviews Writing as Classroom Assignments by Antonia Dilamar Araújo
19. Learning Careers and Enculturation: Production of Scientific Papers by PhD Students in a Mexican Physiology Laboratory: An Exploratory Case Study by Alma Carrasco, Rollin Kent, and Nancy Keranen
Section 5. Scientific and Academic Practice
20. The Life Cycle of the Scientific Writer: An Investigation of the Senior Academic Scientist as Writer in Australasian Universities by Lisa Emerson
21. Publication Practices and Multilingual Professionals in US Universities: Towards Critical Perspectives on Administration and Pedagogy by Missy Watson
22. Immersed in the Game of Science: Beliefs, Emotions, and Strategies of NNES Scientists who Regularly Publish in English by Nancy Keranen, Fatima Encinas, and Charles Bazerman
23. Critical Acts in Published and Unpublished Research Article Introductions in English: A Look into the Writing for Publication Process by Pilar Mur-Dueñas
24. Towards an Integrative Unit of Analysis: Regulation Episodes in Expert Research Article Writing by Anna Iñesta and Montserrat Castelló
25. Producing Scholarly Texts: Writing in English in a Politically Stigmatized Country by Mehdi Riazi
26. The Evaluation of Conference Paper Proposals in Linguistics by Françoise Boch, Fanny Rinck, and Aurélie Nardy

Section 6. Cultures of Writing in the Workplace
27. Genre and Generic Labor by Clay Spinuzzi
28. Construction of Caring Identities in the New Work Order by Zoe Nikolaidou and Anna-Malin Karlsson
29. Online Book Reviews and Emerging Generic Conventions: A Situated Study of Authorship, Publishing, and Peer Review by Tim Laquintano
30. Coming to Grips with Complexity: Dynamic Systems Theory in the Research of Newswriting by Daniel Perrin

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