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Title: Why Writing Matters
Subtitle: Issues of access and identity in writing research and pedagogy
Edited By: Awena Carter
Theresa Lillis
Sue Parkin
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SWLL%2012
Series Title: Studies in Written Language and Literacy 12
Description:

This book brings together the work of scholars from around the world - UK,
Pakistan, US, South Africa, Hungary, Korea, Mexico - to illustrate and
celebrate the many ways in which Roz Ivanič has advanced the academic
study of writing. Focusing on writing in different formal contexts of
education, from primary through to further and higher education in a range
of national contexts, the twenty one original contributions in the book
critically engage with theoretical and empirical issues raised in
Ivanič's influential body of work. In their exploration of writers'
struggles with the demands of dominant literacy the authors significantly
extend understandings of writing practices in formal institutions.
Organized around three themes central to Ivanič's work - creativity
and identity; pedagogy; and research methodologies - the twelve chapters
and nine personal and scholarly reflections reveal the powerful ways in
which Ivanič's work has influenced thinking in the field of writing
and continues to open up avenues for future questioning and research.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027218072
ISBN-13: 9789027218070
Prices: Europe EURO 95.00
U.S. $ 143.00
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN:
ISBN-13: 9789027289735
Prices: Europe EURO 95.00
U.S. $ 143.00