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SCHOLARSHIP ON L2 WRITING IN 2015: THE YEAR IN REVIEW
Tony Silva, Yue Chen, Ashley Velázquez, & Kai Yang, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN


Tony Silva


Yue Chen


Ashley Velázquez


Kai Yang

[NOTE: This article has not been copyedited due to its length.]

Introduction

Even in a relatively small field like second language writing (L2W), keeping up with the current literature can be difficult. Since 2010, the number of publications on second language writing has exceeded 200 per year, and 2015 was no exception. To address this situation, we provide an overview of scholarship on second language writing published in 2015.

Data for this paper come from a search of databases including Educational Information Resources Center (ERIC), Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA), ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT), and Worldcat (an online database that provides access to the collections of 71,000 libraries in 112 countries), as well as a perusal of more than 50 journals that, to a greater or lesser extent, typically publish articles on second language writing. The types of publications that we will address primarily include journal articles, authored and edited books, book chapters, and dissertations.

The Studies

Instruction

Instruction has always drawn a great deal of attention in the field of L2W, and it was the most frequently researched topic in second language writing in 2015. There were a total of 95 studies focusing on instruction in 2015, which we further divided into four sub-categories: pedagogical approaches, feedback, computer-assisted teaching, and genre-based instruction.

Pedagogical approaches. The first subcategory in instruction, pedagogical approaches, was the topic of 31 articles, including discussions on process approaches, task-based instruction, reading to write, collaborative writing, concept-based instruction, and focused instruction on language issues.

Process approaches refer to teaching philosophies in which writing instruction should focus on not only the final product, but also on the composing process. From the articles on process approaches, three major themes were identified. The first was teaching writing processes (Abdallah; Al-Jumaily; Lincoln & Idris; Zhou). Abdallah’s book aimed to introduce the essay writing process to Egyptian student teachers, while Zhou’s empirical study evaluated the influence of the process approach on non-English majors in China. Lincoln & Idris further compared the teaching of writing processes to first and second language writers and suggested differentiating feedback to both groups. Al-Jumaily introduced the process approach in an intensive course for English as a Second Language (ESL) learners with the help of a word processing program.

The second group of publications on process approaches looked at specific stages in writing, such as instructor modelling (Wette), scaffolding (Faraj), students’ pre-writing (Fei; Fraser; Nguyen), and the portfolio compiling process (Lam(a)). The last topic explored was writing strategies, including three articles (de Silva; de Silva & Graham; O’Brien) that emphasized the importance of teaching writing strategies to students. All three articles were on writing strategies in an English for academic purposes (EAP) context.

The second most researched pedagogical approach was task-based instruction, with six publications. Task-based instruction emphasizes the use of authentic language and meaningful real-life tasks in teaching students to write in English. Both task characteristics and specific tasks are discussed in this category. Biria & Karimi examined the pre-task planning of Iranian learners and found that such planning improved the fluency of students’ writing. Various influential factors in task-based approaches were identified, including task conditions (McDonough & Fuentes), writing prompts (He & Sun), and task complexity (Adams, Nik Mohd Alwi, & Newton). This category of publications also addressed specific tasks that can be used in writing instruction, such as oral history projects (Lavin, Petree, & Herrington; Sun).

The third most addressed pedagogical approach was reading to write. Articles on this topic explore the relationship between reading and writing instruction, and they suggest that students’ writing performance could be improved through integrated reading and writing instruction. The use of reading in writing instruction was the focus of five articles: three in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) settings (Buechel; Cho & Brutt-Griffler; Mermelstein) and two in ESL settings (Heeney; Ye). Buechel examined young learners’ writing performance in Swiss elementary schools, and Mermelstein’s study demonstrated that a one-year enhanced extensive reading course could help improve learners’ writing abilities significantly. Cho & Brutt-Griffler investigated how integrated reading and writing instruction impacted the reading comprehension and summary-writing abilities of Korean middle school students. Heeney, in her dissertation, presented a case study of reading-to-write strategy instruction in a Canadian university’s English for Academic Purposes writing course. Ye’s book provided an exploration of second language reading and writing in the college writing environment.

Collaboration can be an effective pedagogical method for second language writers, as it provides extra support from both instructors and other learners for their writing process. The fourth most represented pedagogical approach was collaborative writing, with two publications addressing it. One of the articles was about collaboration tools (Mirzaei & Eslami), and the other presented a specific writing workshop (Xu, T.). Topics taken up by similar numbers of publications were concept-based instruction (Fogal; Gene-Gil, Juan-Garau, & Salazar-Noguera) and focused instruction on language topics (AlHassan & Wood; Jing) with two publications on each.

Three other approaches were represented by one publication each. Leis, Tohei, & Cooke looked at the effects of flipped classrooms on English composition writing in an EFL environment, and Nguyen examined the effectiveness of a timed writing technique whereby students regularly wrote as much as they could in seven minutes three times a week for a period of ten weeks. Additionally, Hinkel published a book on curriculum design in L2W.

Feedback. The second most popular subtopic in the category of instruction was feedback, an essential part of learning and instruction, upon which 27 studies focused. Both teacher feedback and peer feedback were discussed in the publications, and three major themes were identified under this topic. The first one addressed students’ view of feedback (Best, Jones-Katz, Stolzenburg, & Williamson; Huang, W.). Best, Jones-Katz, Smolarek, Stolzenburg, and Williamson investigated how students in their program's advanced writing course viewed, responded to, and made meaning from the feedback they received. Other scholars (Capraro; Ho; Huffman; Kim, S.H.; Lee; Rowan; Wang, W) also examined various aspects of peer feedback.

In addition to understanding feedback from students’ perspectives, publications in this category also addressed teachers’ practices and beliefs in providing feedback. Two publications focused specifically on the use of models in providing teacher feedback (Canovas Guirao, Roca de Larios, & Coyle; Chang). In addition to modeling, several other feedback strategies were also present in the literature (Saeed; Shvidko(a); Shvidko(b); Unlu & Wharton).

Apart from the examination of feedback in general, a particular type of feedback, written corrective feedback, received significant attention in 2015. Eleven articles directly explored this type of feedback with topics including effects of WCF (Diab; Hartshorn & Evans(a); Kang & Han; Perez-Nunez), learner engagement in WCF (Han & Hyland), the comparison between direct and indirect WCF (Frear & Chiu), instructors’ strategies for providing WCF (Cunningham; Goins), and research directions for future WCF studies (Bitchener & Knoch; Ferris(b); Shao).

Computer-assisted instruction. Another subtopic within the category of instruction, which was also addressed by a considerable number of scholars, was computer-assisted instruction, with 16 publications. Two major issues were discussed: the evaluation of computer-assisted teaching (Abdallah & Mansour; Kibler; Lavolette, Polio, & Kahng; Leis, Cooke, & Tohei; Lin; Shafiee, Koosha, & Afghari; Tsai; Wu, Petit, & Chen) and the introduction of various technologies. Among the publications on specific technologies, articles on corpus-based studies (Chen, Huang, Chang, & Liou; Luo & Liao; Nurmukhamedov; Quinn) outnumbered publications on other technologies. Other technologies investigated included the use of Wikipedia (King), Google Drive (Slavkov), Blogging (Wu), and films (Murphy) in writing classrooms.

Genre-based approaches. The last category under the topic of instruction was research on genre-based approaches. In two articles on raising students’ genre awareness, Kawamitsu introduced a genre-specific approach to elementary and intermediate writing in Japanese-as-a-foreign-language, and Linares Cálix explored genre-based learning in Spanish speakers studying Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in Honduras. The instruction of various genres was also discussed in the literature, including creative writing (Arshavskaya; Dai; Lim), narrative writing (Fraser), argumentative essays (Smirnova), descriptive essays (Carter), academic writing (Liu; Tribble), and song writing (Cullen).

Text

The topic of this section is second language written texts. There were 43 publications, including journal articles, unpublished dissertations, and monographs, that focused on this topic. The major categories include argumentation, complexity, lexical issues, bilingual and translingual features, error analysis, writer’s voice, and other textual features.

Argumentation. The first category, argumentation was addressed in six publications. Researchers investigated argument structures (Liu & Furneaux), the use of clausal embedding in argumentative texts (Maxwell-Reid), argument-counterargument structure (Rusfandi), the quality of argument (Stapleton & Wu), and the representation of stance in EFL learner’s argumentative writing (Maclntyre; Jiang).

Complexity. Complexity was the focus of eight journal articles. The major subcategories include syntactic complexity (Ortega; Lu & Ai; Vyatkina, Hirschmann, & Golcher), syntactic and lexical complexity (Mazgutova & Kormos), linguistic complexity and discourse-semantic function (Ryshina-Pankova), epistemic complexity (Wilcox, Yu, & Nachowitz), and the relationship between task/topic complexity and writing complexity (Yang, Lu, & Weigle; Frear & Bitchener).

Lexical issues. Lexical use in L2 written texts is another category that received scholarly attention. The publications in this category include studies on the comparisons of lexical features in EAP students’ writing (Lavallée & McDonough), discourse connectives in L1 and L2 writing (Hu & Li), specifications in the use of modifiers (Wei), deictic expressions in EFL Saudi students’ writing (Hamdan), and the use of demonstratives in Chinese EFL students’ writing (Zhang, J.). In addition, this category includes an edited book on lexical issues in L2 written texts in general (Doro, Pipalova, & Pietila).

Bilingual and translingual features. In the seven publications in this category, researchers mainly examined the textual features of bilingual literature (Wong; Waite; Őri), translingual sensibility in texts (Kellman & Stavans), memoir and auto-fiction of translingual writers (Wanner), code-switching (Derrick), and textual presentation of L1 transfer (He & Niao).

Error analysis. As an effective tool, error analysis is frequently used by L2 writing scholars and practitioners to improve L2 writers’ writing accuracy. Researchers analyzed errors in L2 written texts from varied perspectives: sources of error in the writing of Thai university students (Phuket & Othman), errors in disciplinary (medical sciences and chemistry) writing (Conway-Klaassen, Thompson, Eliason, Collins, Murie, & Spannaus-Martin; Katiya, Mtonjeni, & Sefalane-Nkohla), errors made by Arab EFL learners (Murad & Khalil), and the impact of text genre on error (Moqimipour & Shahrokhi).

Writer’s voice. In this category, three journal articles reported on research on writer’s voice in L2 written texts. Hafner investigated writer’s voice in digital multimodal composition; Hanauer explored how to measure voice in poetry written by L2 learners, and Que & Li looked at the voices of Post-80s Chinese students in their English written texts.

Other textual features. Other textual features is the last category on this topic, including publications that do not fit into any of the aforementioned categories. The textual features examined include grammatical resources in L2 students writing (de Oliveira), Hong Kong students’ use of genre (Maxwell-Reid & Coniam), ecological analysis of the written texts (Poole), South Korean students’ use of formulaic language (Schenck & Choi), Pakistani students’ use of meta-discourse (Asghar), measuring fluency in writing (Van Waes & Leijten), and linguistic features of impromptu test essays in general (Lichon; Weigle & Friginal).

Context

Context is another major topic of publications in 2015. The term context is used in a broad sense in this section to include institutional, educational, and cultural settings where L2 writing and instruction take place, venues where studies in L2 writing can be published, and theoretical contexts, mainly created by synthesis studies, where previous research was reviewed. Within this area, there are 45 publications, including journal articles, monographs, unpublished dissertations, and newsletter articles. The four major categories for this topic are theoretical context, publication context, institutional context, and cross-cultural context.

Theoretical context. Theoretical context is the largest category, with 20 publications. This category was further divided into four subcategories, namely critical reviews, theoretical re-examinations, disciplinary dialogues, and conference reports. The critical reviews included seven publications that provided theoretical and/or methodological reviews of cognitive task complexity (Tabari & Ivey), processes of writing (Valfredini(b)), writing complexity (Vyatkina), written corrective feedback (Wang & Jiang), EAP writing (Xu), theoretical and conceptual development in L2 writing (Maliborska), and translingual literature (Kellman & Lvovich).

The second subcategory under theoretical context is theoretical re-examination, which is the focus of three journal articles. Griffo argued for recontextualizing composition studies to respond to multilingual practices. Razumova re-examined cultural and linguistic belonging with regard to translingualism in contemporary literature. Finally, Nishino and Atkinson examined L2 writing as a sociocognitive process.

Disciplinary dialogue is another subcategory under theoretical context. Among the seven articles in this subcategory, six of them were from a disciplinary dialogue on plagiarism published by Journal of Second Language Writing. Researchers (Flowerdew; Hu; Petrić; Taylor; Weber-Wulff) responded to Diane Pecorari’s article “Plagiarism in second language writing: Is it time to close the case?” Another publication was an open letter from L2 writing researchers to writing studies editors and organization leaders aiming to clarify the relationship between L2 writing and translingual writing (Atkinson, Crusan, Matsuda, Ortmeier-Hooper, Ruecker, Simpson, & Tardy).

The last subcategory, conference reports, includes two articles and one newsletter report, as well as information about two conferences, namely the 2014 Symposium on Second Language Writing at Arizona State University (O’Meara & Snyder; O’Meara, Snyder, & Matsuda) and the 7th International Conference on English Language Teaching at Nanjing University, China (Zhang, Yan, & Liu).

Publication context. The second category, publication context, consisted of two articles. The articles, authored by Hartshorn & Evans (b) and Ferris (a), were both about the newly established Journal of Response to Writing. The authors justified the need for and shared stories about the establishment of the new journal.

Institutional context. The third category, institutional context, was the subject of 11 publications. These publications investigated institutional issues in second language writing teaching and research, including L2 writing graduate studies (McIntosh, Pelaez-Morales, & Silva), ESL writers’ challenges and institutional support (Evans, Anderson, & Eggington), program and curriculum evaluation (Bruce & Hamp-Lyons; Al-Hammadi & Sidek), content teachers’ perception of students’ ability to communicate using English (Annous & Nicolas), writing centers and tutor training (Reichelt; Rafoth; Severino & Prim; Wang & Machado), secondary school practices in meeting Common Core State Standards (Olson, Scarcella, & Matuchniak), and effective instructional strategies for L2 writers in elementary schools (Cole & Feng).

Cross-cultural context. The final category is cross-cultural context, which includes 12 publications. The cross-cultural contexts examined included bilingual creative writing in EFL contexts (Sui; Bokamba), intercultural study of writing (instruction) in EFL contexts (Kim, H.; Vahidnia & Fatemi; Szanajda & Chang), multilingual classrooms (Matsumoto; Roberge, Losey, & Wald), cross-cultural exchange programs (Johnson), teaching writing in the global context (Webb; Butler), and cross-cultural tutoring environments (Eastlund; Kim, E.J.).

Readers

The fourth category, with a total number of twelve publications, focused on readers. Here we defined “reader” as focusing on the instructor or another reader of an L2 text. Out of the twelve publications in this category, three sub-categories emerged: teacher development, teacher beliefs, and teacher practices.

Teacher development. This subcategory had two publications emphasizing the role of teacher training, experience, and development in specific L2 writing contexts. Gerard, an ESL specialist, focused on the use of partnerships in improving ESL training at the university in which groups of TESOL students were paired with ELL students for a mutual learning experience, whereas Adjei focused on the use of subordination at a teachers’ College in Ghana.

Teacher beliefs. The two publications in this category addressed differences between teacher practices and teacher beliefs pertaining to novice teachers’ written feedback (Junquera & Payant) and disparities between theory and practice (Salteh & Sadeghi).

Teacher practices. Eight articles focused on teacher variation in the second language writing classroom. Davis & Morely reported on a study that explored the boundaries of acceptability for phrasal re-use. The remaining seven publications looked at book clubs as professional development for L2W instructors (Andrei, Ellerbe, & Cherner), cross-cultural curricular development using a process writing approach in Bhutan (Zangmo, Burke, O’Toole, & Sharp), computational feasibility in ESL instruction (Xue), teacher education and cognition in developing a conceptual understanding of parallelism (Worden), think-aloud protocols in revision and editing (Willey & Tanimoto), EFL instructors’ feedback practices in China (Wang, Z.), and EFL writing instructor cognition (Kim, J.Y).

Assessment

The fifth category, assessment, included a total of twenty-five publications representing six major sub-categories. These sub-categories included variables that influenced test performance and test results (seven publications), automated writing evaluation (AWE) (four publications), assessment for learning (AfL) (one publication), rating processes (six publications), feedback (five publications), and context (two publications).

Variables influencing test performance and test results. The seven publications in this area, broadly speaking, addressed analytic rubric development and reading-to-write tasks (Shin & Ewert), washback, plagiarism, and outside assistance in pre-sessional writing assessments (Westbrook & Holt), generalizability theory and the effects of genre on writing scores (Bouwer, Béguin, Sanders, & van den Bergh), predictability of EFL writing and Coh-Metrix (Aryadoust & Liu), self-assessment in EFL writing (Belachew, Getinet, & Gashaye), Chinese test-takers’ perceptions of rater impressions (Xie), and test and non-test processes and products (Khuder & Harword).

Automated writing evaluation (AWE). This category included four publications addressing AWE and formative feedback on causal discourse (Sarcicaoglu), the validity of AWE in diagnostic writing (Chapelle, Cotos, & Lee), the development and validation of AWE (Link), and AWE and feedback (Li, Link, & Hegelheimer).

Assessment for learning (AfL). The single publication here, authored by Huang, S. investigated the effects of goal setting for revision in the EFL writing classroom, suggesting that goal setting was potentially beneficial for learning in an AfL-oriented classroom but only when instruction and practice were repeated and scaffolds were concurrently provided.

Rating processes. In the fourth sub-category, rating processes, six publications addressed a wide range of considerations when investigating raters’ processing experiences, such as comparisons between holistic and analytic rating processes in China (Li & He), rubric construction (Janssen, Meier, & Trace), inter-rater reliability and rubrics (Winke & Lim), rating scale design, corpora, and validity (Banerjee, Yan, Chapman, & Elliot), rubric development for reading-into-writing (Chan, Inoue, & Taylor), and instructor perspectives and challenges when designing a data-driven rating scale for reading-to-write tasks (Ewert & Shin).

Feedback. The five publications in this category addressed the following areas: formative peer-assessment in EFL writing (Kuo), portfolio assessment and feedback on self-regulation (Lam(b)), the effect of cognitive diagnostic feedback (CDF) on secondary ESL students’ writing development (Wagner), corrective feedback and its effectiveness in L2 writing (Liu & Brown), and feedback comments for rating scale development in EAP (Jeffrey).

Context. In the sixth sub-category, context, two publications were identified. These spoke to concerns about assessment of academic writing in a pre-sessional EAP course (Seviour) and on designing an EFL writing proficiency assessment program at the postsecondary level (Bernhardt, Molitoris, Romeo, Lin, & Valderrama).

Writer

For our purposes, writer is defined as an L2 or multilingual writer using English as their second (possibly third or fourth) language. We focus on how they use and function in English for various purposes. This category includes a total of 56 publications divided into eight sub-categories: L2 writer population (four), multilingualism/bilingualism (nine), translingual writing (five), research publication practices (one), subprocesses, variables that affect composing, feedback, and context.

L2 writer population. The four publications in this category address the following topics: transitional Korean adolescents’ literacy practices (Pyo), negotiated identities of second-generation Vietnamese heritage speakers (Do), challenges faced by Arab students in writing (Rass), and ESL nonresident undergraduate students’ writing performance (Vaughn, Bergman, & Fass-Holmes).

There were nine publications about multilingualism, four of which focused on bilingualism. These articles included the following topics: multilingual students’ perceptions of their academic writing (Morton, Storch, & Thompson), the worlds and literacies of emergent bilingual students in a French-English curriculum (Morphis), the legacy of Eugene Joals as a multilingual poet (Kelbert), a neurolinguistic approach to Samuel Beckett’s bilingual writings (Kager), cognitive writing processes of bilingual users of Facebook (Riley), EFL writers’ written language use and polylanguaging (Ritzau), undergraduate students’ mediational tools when writing across languages (Valfredini(a)), voice construction through a dialogical pedagogy (Canagarajah), and the biliterate writing development of emerging bilingual students (Cano-Rodriguez).

Translingual writing. In the newest category in this section, including a total of five publications, the following topics were addressed: multimodality, translingualism, and rhetorical genre studies (Gonzales); ideological and emotional perspectives of Hebrew translingual writing (Tannenbaum); minority voices of translingual writers (Besemeres); literary translingualism and creativity (Kellman & Lvovich); and the materialist rhetorical lens, daily language, and translingualism (Jordan).

The single publication in the research publication practices category introduces a Romanian perspective on learning publication practices (Bardi). Bardi explored the range of factors that motivate Romanian researchers to publish in high-profile English-medium journals, the main linguistic and non-linguistic hurdles they have experienced, and the strategies they have developed with respect to managing the publication process and improving their ability to communicate research in English.

Writing subprocesses. The seven publications in this category emphasized the following: collaborative pre-writing discussion and L2 writing (Neumann & McDonough), EFL students’ understanding of genre awareness and meaning-making choices in summary writing (Yasuda), ESL students learning to write a synthesis paper (Zhao & Hirvela), writing processes of second language creative writers (Zhao), Malaysian vocabulary knowledge and summary writing practices (Ashrafzadeh & Nimehchisalem), EFL students’ blogging processes and experiences (Chen), and negotiation of written discourse conventions in EFL (Guthrie).

Variables that affected composing. As the largest writer sub-category, the 17 publications addressed a wide range of topics including: writing anxiety among Iranian students (Olanezhad), writing self-efficacy and writing performance among Malaysian students (Jalaluddin, Paramasivam, Husain, & Bakar), collaborative writing activities and writing proficiency among French learners (Bissoonauth-Bedford & Stace), EFL students’ self-regulation and process-oriented writing (Lam(c)), the causes of L2 learners’ self-efficacy and anxiety in writing (Kirmizi & Kirmizi), L2/FL writing for language learning via task complexity (Ruiz-Funes), the effect of alignment on L2 written production (Wang & Wang), first generation immigrant college students in mainstream composition (Yu), causes of L2 writing apprehension in Egyptian students (Abdel Latif), the role of gender in the emotional content of EFL written narratives (Ahmadi-Azad), student perspectives on writing apprehension (Al-Shboul & Huwari), collaborative inquiry as a form of graduate mentoring (Bommarito), the writing processes (fluency, errors, and revision) of L1 and FL writers (Breuer), corpus-based textual analysis of authorial presence markers in argumentative essays of Turkish and American students (Candarli, Bayyurt, & Marti), ESL students’ writing proficiency over three years (Knoch, Roushad, Oon & Storch), ethnographically informed study of graduate students’ negotiation of prior academic writing (Kaufhold), and student motives for participating in group peer-feedback in EFL writing (Yu & Lee).

Feedback. The five articles in this subcategory focused on the following topics: student perceptions of online feedback (Strobl), L2 learners’ interpretation and understanding of WCF (Simard, Guénette, & Bergeron), correlations between language analytical ability and the effects of written feedback (Shintani & Ellis), student differences in L2 learners’ retention of WCF (Rahimi), and EFL Arab learners’ peer-revision of writing on Facebook (Razak & Saeed).

Context. This subcategory accounted for nine publications, looking at the various places and spaces for second language writing: L2 writing of health professionals (Alexander), adolescent ELLs’ stance toward disciplinary writing (Wilcox & Jeffery), writing anxiety in Chinese EFL learners’ (Liu & Ni), college English writing in China (Ren & Wang), argumentative text construction by Japanese EFL writers (Rinnert, Kobayashi, & Katayama), international graduate students’ academic writing practices in Malaysia (Singh), the academic writing of international students (Maringe & Jenkins), written strategies in argumentative writing of Slovenian speakers learning German (Mlakar Gracner), and writing in English in China (Zhang).

Conclusion

We hope that providing an overview of the research conducted in the field of second language writing in 2015 will enable educators and scholars to remain informed about the current trends influencing the writing practices of instructors and students. As we see an increase in publications addressing a myriad of concerns in instruction, assessment, philosophies, theoretical frameworks, and research practices, we are aware of the expansion and inclusiveness of L2W as robust field of inquiry.

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Tony Silva is a Professor of English and the Director of the Graduate Program in Second Language Studies at Purdue University. His academic interests include all facets of second language writing.

Yue Chen is a PhD candidate in Second Language Studies/ESL at Purdue University. Her research focuses on the development of second language writing in China, second language pedagogies, and writing program administration.

Ashley Velázquez is a doctoral student at Purdue University. Her areas of research interest include digital technology and collaboration in L2W classrooms and the racialized identities of L2W instructors.

Kai Yang is a PhD student in the Second Language Studies Program at Purdue University, where he also teaches first-year composition. His research interests include the writing processes of L2 learners, L2 writing instruction, and second language pedagogies.

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