Bibliographic Details

University writing : selves and texts in academic societies / edited by Montserrat Castelló, Christiane Donahue.

Imprint Bingley, U.K. : Emerald, 2012.
Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 303 pages) : illustrations.
Language English
Series Studies in writing, 1572-6304 ; v. 24
Studies in writing ; v. 24.
Subject Academic writing.
Language Arts & Disciplines -- Communication Studies.
Language Arts & Disciplines -- Authorship.
Technical writing.
Writing & editing guides.
Writing skills.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Composition & Creative Writing.
REFERENCE -- Writing Skills.
Academic writing.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
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Other authors / contributors Castelló, Montserrat.
Donahue, Christiane.
ISBN 9781780523873
Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary University Writing: Selves and Texts in Academic Societies examines new trends in the different theoretical perspectives (cognitive, social and cultural) and derived practices in the activity of writing in higher education. These perspectives are analyzed on the basis of their conceptualization of the object academic and scientific writing; of the writers -- their identities, attitudes and perspectives, be it students, teachers or researchers; and of the derived instructional practices -- the ways in which the teaching-learning situations may be organized. The volume samples writing research traditions and perspectives both in Europe and the United States, working on their situated nature and avoiding easy or superficial comparisons in order to enlarge our understanding of common problems and some emerging possibilities. In addition, the volume promotes a dialogue between these perspectives and traditions and, by addressing the identified needs and unsolved questions, bridges gaps and move forward in our knowledge regarding academic writing activities in higher education settings. University Writing: Selves and Texts in Academic Societies is addressed to researchers, advanced students and those academics interested in learning about European and North-American writing research traditions in dialogue and about how to take the individual and social perspectives in writing into account.
Other form Print version: 9781780523866