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This Handbook critically examines research and theoretical issues that impact writing development from the early years through to adulthood. It provides those researching or teaching literacy with one of the most academically authoritative and comprehensive works in the field. With expert contributors from across the world, the book represents a detailed and valuable overview of a complex area of study.

Becoming a Designer: Trajectories of Linguistic Development
Becoming a designer: Trajectories of linguistic development
Introduction

The concept of writing development in writers of age between 11 and 16 has received far less pedagogical and empirical attention than the development of writing in the early years and primary, and as a consequence understanding of what it means to become a ‘better writer’ in this older age phase is often limited to broad, generalized principles of improvement. In England, implicit in the national assessments of writing at age 14 and age 16 is a notion that development is characterized principally by the ability to manage a wider repertoire of genres and purposes for writing. Apart from the perennial concern for accuracy in spelling and punctuation, there is little that ...

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