LINGUIST List 33.131

Mon Jan 17 2022

Books: Crossing Borders, Writing Texts, Being Evaluated: Golden, Kulbrandstad, Zhang (eds.)

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Date: 14-Dec-2021
From: Flo McClelland <flomultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Crossing Borders, Writing Texts, Being Evaluated: Golden, Kulbrandstad, Zhang (eds.)
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Title: Crossing Borders, Writing Texts, Being Evaluated
Subtitle: Cultural and Disciplinary Norms in Academic Writing
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education
Published: 2021
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: https://www.multilingual-matters.com/page/detail/?K=9781788928557

Editor: Anne Golden
Editor: Lars Anders Kulbrandstad
Editor: Lawrence Jun Zhang
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788928564 Pages: 184 Price: U.S. $ 139.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788928564 Pages: 184 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788928557 Pages: 184 Price: U.S. $ 39.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788928557 Pages: 184 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Abstract:

This book provides critical perspectives on issues relating to writing norms and assessment, as well as writing proficiency development, and suggests that scholars need to both carefully examine testing regimes and develop research-informed perspectives on tests and testing practices. In this way schools, institutions of adult education and universities can better prepare learners with differing cultural experiences to meet the challenges. The book brings together empirical studies from diverse geographical contexts to address the crossing of literacy borders, with a focus on academic genres and practices. Most of the studies examine writing in countries where the norms and expectations are different, but some focus on writing in a new discourse community set in a new discipline. The chapters shed light on commonalities and differences between these two situations with respect to the expectations and evaluations facing the writers. They also consider the extent to which the norms that the writers bring with them from their educational backgrounds and own cultures are compromised in order to succeed in the new educational settings.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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