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Journal Title: Writing & Pedagogy
Volume/Issue:   4/1
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: Editorial

Expanding writing space
Martha C. Pennington

Featured Essay

TV writing and the creative writing workshop shaping practice across disciplinary boundaries
Douglas Heil

Research Matters

Originality of expression and formal citation practices: Perceptions of students and professors
Ling Shi

Delving into third space: Supporting multilingual and multicultural students’ writing
Margarita Zisselsberger, Lori Czop Assaf, Sunita Singh

Reflections on Practice

‘Does this mean we’re cyborgs too?’: Teaching multimedia memoir to English majors
Sara P. Hillin

Resistance is not futile: Guiding writing programs through turbulent times
Randall McClure

From the e-Sphere

Webheads in action: A community of practice scaffolding multiliteracies skills in teacher professional development
Beyza Yur Yilmaz, Vance Stevens

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Pauline Burton
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
 
LL Issue: 23.3257