Language and L2 writing

Learning to write and writing to learn in academic contexts

Authored by: Rosa M. Manchón

The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes

Print publication date:  January  2016
Online publication date:  January  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138774711
eBook ISBN: 9781315657455
Adobe ISBN: 9781317328100

10.4324/9781315657455.ch11

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Abstract

This chapter provides a survey of work on two dimensions of L2 writing in academic contexts seldom analyzed in combination thus far (but see Manchón, 2011a): the dimensions of learning to write (LW) and of writing to learn language (WLL). The former corresponds to theory and research concerned with advancing understandings of the various facets (personal, social, educational, sociopolitical, ideological, cognitive, and linguistic) of writing in an additional language. LW preoccupations constitute the backbone of most L2 writing studies, as evidenced in the list of contents of this volume.

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