L2 Writing Beyond English

Edited by Dr. Nur Yiitolu, Dr. Melinda Reichelt

Publication date:

10 April 2019

Length of book:

264 pages


Multilingual Matters



ISBN-13: 9781788923125

Most of what we know about writing in a second or foreign language (L2) is based on conclusions drawn from research on L2 writing in English. However, a significant quantity of L2 writing and writing instruction takes place in languages other than English and so there is a need for studies that look beyond English. The chapters in this book focus on languages other than English and investigate curricular issues, multiple languages in contact/conflict in L2 writing instruction and student attitudes toward pedagogical practices. The collection as a whole makes a valuable contribution to the study of L2 writing, and it will also prove an essential resource for instructors of second and foreign language writing.

This informative and valuable collection advances our understanding of L2 writing with its focus on the distinctive challenges faced when writing in a range of additional languages other than English is learned and taught in a variety of instructional contexts across the world. The book hence fills an important gap in L2 writing scholarship.