On Second Language Writing brings together internationally recognized scholars in a collection of original articles that, collectively, delineate and explore central issues with regard to theory, research, instruction, assessment, politics, articulation with other disciplines, and standards. In recent years, there has been a dramatic growth of interest in second-language writing and writing instruction in many parts of the world. Although an increasing number of researchers and teachers in both second-language studies and composition studies have come to identify themselves as specialists in second-language writing, research and teaching practices have been dispersed into several different disciplinary and institutional contexts because of the interdisciplinary nature of the field. This volume is the first to bring together prominent second-language writing specialists to systematically address basic issues in the field and to consider the state of the art at the end of the century (and the millennium).
Contents: Preface. B. Kroll, The Composition of a Life in Composition. I. Leki, Hearing Voices: L2 Students' Experiences in L2 Writing Courses. P. Currie, On the Question of Power and Control. W. Grabe, Notes Toward a Theory of Second Language Writing. D. Belcher, Does Second Language Writing Theory Have Gender? L. Goldstein, For Kyla: What Does the Research Say About Responding to ESL Writers? C. Polio, Research Methodology in Second Language Writing Research: The Case of Text-Based Studies. L. Hamp-Lyons, Fourth Generation Writing Assessment. T. Smoke, Instructional Strategies for Making ESL Students Integral to the University. J. Reid, Advanced EAP Writing and Curriculum Design: What Do We Need to Know? S. Benesch, Critical Pragmatism: A Politics of L2 Composition. T. Santos, The Place of Politics in Second Language Writing. J. Carson, Second Language Writing and Second Language Acquisition. C. Severino, Dangerous Liaisons: Problems of Representation and Articulation. A. Cumming, The Difficulty of Standards, For Example in L2 Writing.