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Title University writing : selves and texts in academic societies / edited by Montserrat Castelló, Christiane Donahue
Published Bingley, U.K. : Emerald, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 303 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in writing, 1572-6304 ; v. 24
Studies in writing ; v. 24
Contents ch. 1. Academic and scientific texts : the same or different communities? / David R. Russell, Viviana Cortes -- ch. 2. Academic enculturation : developing literate practices and disciplinary identities / Paul Prior, Rebecca Bilbro -- ch. 3. Academic writing and authorial voice / Nancy Nelson, Montserrat Castelló -- ch. 4. Undergraduate students' conceptions and beliefs about academic writing / Mar Mateos, Isabel Solé -- ch. 5. Students' and tutors' understanding of 'new' academic literacy practices / Anna Robinson-Pant, Brian Street -- ch. 6. New genres in the academy : issues of practice, meaning making and identity / Mary R. Lea -- ch. 7. Enunciative strategies and expertise levels in academic writing : how do writers manage point of view and sources? / Fanny Rinck, Françoise Boch -- ch. 8. Academic writing activity : student writing in transition / Isabelle Delcambre, Christiane Donahue -- ch. 9. Writing cultures and genres in European higher education / Madalina Chitez, Otto Kruse -- ch. 10. Texts as artifacts-in-activity : developing authorial identity and academic voice in writing academic research papers / Montserrat Castelló, Anna Iñesta -- ch. 11. Multivoiced classrooms in higher education academic writing / Olga Dysthe -- ch. 12. Helping doctoral students of education to face writing and emotional challenges in identity transition / Paula Carlino -- ch. 13. Facilitated immersion at a distance in second language scientific writing / Charles Bazerman, Nancy Keranen, Fátima Encinas Prudencio
Summary University Writing: Selves and Texts in Academic Societies examines new trends in the different theoretical perspectives (cognitive, social and cultural) and derived practices in the activity of writing in higher education. These perspectives are analyzed on the basis of their conceptualization of the object academic and scientific writing; of the writers -- their identities, attitudes and perspectives, be it students, teachers or researchers; and of the derived instructional practices -- the ways in which the teaching-learning situations may be organized. The volume samples writing research traditions and perspectives both in Europe and the United States, working on their situated nature and avoiding easy or superficial comparisons in order to enlarge our understanding of common problems and some emerging possibilities. In addition, the volume promotes a dialogue between these perspectives and traditions and, by addressing the identified needs and unsolved questions, bridges gaps and move forward in our knowledge regarding academic writing activities in higher education settings. University Writing: Selves and Texts in Academic Societies is addressed to researchers, advanced students and those academics interested in learning about European and North-American writing research traditions in dialogue and about how to take the individual and social perspectives in writing into account
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Academic writing.
Form Electronic book
Author Castelló, Montserrat.
Donahue, Christiane.
ISBN 1780523866 (hbk.)
1780523874 (electronic bk.)
9781780523866 (hbk.)
9781780523873 (electronic bk.)