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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.

The Expansion of Second Language Writing
The expansion of second language writing
Introduction

Second language writing is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that draws on and contributes to various related disciplines, including applied linguistics and composition studies, which are themselves highly interdisciplinary. Second language writing research first became a major emphasis among English as a second language (ESL) teachers in U.S. higher education in the 1960s. The field continued to grow as the need for writing instruction became increasingly apparent as a result of the international expansion of English as the lingua franca of academic and professional communication. The globalization of economy and the migration of people across national borders have also expanded opportunities for advanced communication in various languages, and for that reason, the teaching of ...

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