Undergraduates in a Second Language
Challenges and Complexities of Academic Literacy Development
By (author) Ilona Leki
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Undergraduates in a Second Language by Ilona Leki
Book DescriptionThis is the first book-length study of bilingual, international, and immigrant students in English writing courses that attempts to fully embed their writing experiences within the broader frame of their personal histories, the human context of their development, and the disciplinary contexts of their majors. It addresses the questions: How useful are L2 writing courses for the students who are required to take them? What do the students carry with them from these courses to their other disciplinary courses across the curriculum? What happens to these students after they leave ESL, English, or writing classes? Drawing on data from a 5-year longitudinal study of four university students for whom English was not their strongest/primary language, it captures their literacy experiences throughout their undergraduate careers. The intensive case studies answer some questions and raise others about these students' academic development as it entwined with their social experiences and identity formation and with the ideological context of studying at a US university in the 1990s.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805856378
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 11-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ilona Leki
Synthesis of Research on Second Language Writing in English, Hardback (April 2008)
Synthesizing the most significant and influential findings of published research on second language writing in English, this work distinguishes the major contexts of English L2 learning in North America, synthesizes the research themes, issues, and findings that span these contexts, and interprets the findings of this body of knowledge.
Undergraduates in a Second Language, Paperback (August 2007)
A book-length study of bilingual, international, and immigrant students in English writing courses that attempts to fully embed their writing experiences within the broader frame of their personal histories, the human context of their development, and the disciplinary contexts of their majors.
Academic Writing, Paperback (July 1998)» View all books by Ilona Leki
While taking students through the writing process, this book also teaches attention to form, format, and accuracy.
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