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Handbook of Research on Writing

History, Society, School, Individual, Text

Edited by: Charles Bazerman

Print publication date:  July  2007
Online publication date:  March  2009

Print ISBN: 9780805848694
eBook ISBN: 9781410616470
Adobe ISBN: 9781135251116

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The Handbook of Research on Writing ventures to sum up inquiry over the last few decades on what we know about writing and the many ways we know it: How do people write? How do they learn to write and develop as writers? Under what conditions and for what purposes do people write? What resources and technologies do we use to write? How did our current forms and practices of writing emerge within social history? What impacts has writing had on society and the individual? What does it mean to be and to learn to be an active participant in contemporary systems of meaning? 
This cornerstone volume advances the field by aggregating the broad-ranging, interdisciplinary, multidimensional strands of writing research and bringing them together into a common intellectual space. Endeavoring to synthesize what has been learned about writing in all nations in recent decades, it reflects a wide scope of international research activity, with attention to writing at all levels of schooling and in all life situations. Chapter authors, all eminent researchers, come from disciplines as diverse as anthropology, archeology, typography, communication studies, linguistics, journalism, sociology, rhetoric, composition, law, medicine, education, history, and literacy studies. The Handbook’s 37 chapters are organized in five sections:
*The History of Writing;
*Writing in Society;
*Writing in Schooling;
*Writing and the Individual;
*Writing as Text
This volume, in summing up what is known about writing, deepens our experience and appreciation of writing—in ways that will make teachers better at teaching writing and all of its readers better as individual writers. It will be interesting and useful to scholars and researchers of writing, to anyone who teaches writing in any context at any level, and to all those who are just curious about writing.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Origins and Forms of Writing Download PDF
Chapter  3:  History of Writing Technologies Download PDF
Chapter  4:  History of Typography Download PDF
Chapter  5:  History of the Book, Authorship, Book Design, and Publishing Download PDF
Chapter  6:  History of Reflection, Theory, and Research on Writing Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Writing and the Social Formation of Economy Download PDF
Chapter  8:  On Documentary Society Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Writing, Text, and the Law Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Writing and Secular Knowledge Outside Modern European Institutions Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Writing and Secular Knowledge Within Modern European Institutions Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Collection and Organization of Written Knowledge Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Writing as Art and Entertainment Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Writing and Journalism: Politics, Social Movements, and the Public Sphere Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Writing in the Professions Download PDF
Chapter  16:  History of Writing in the Community Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Writing, Gender, and Culture: An Interdisciplinary Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Writing and Social Change Download PDF
Chapter  19:  History of Schools and Writing Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Writing in Primary School Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Writing in Secondary Schools Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Teaching of Writing in Higher Education Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Teaching of Writing and Writing Teachers Through the Ages Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Construct and Consequence: Validity in Writing Assessment Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Teaching of Writing and Diversity: Access, Identity, and Achievement Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Development of Writing Abilities in Childhood Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Defining Adolescent and Adult Writing Development: A Contest of Empirical and Federal Wills Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Reading-Writing Nexus in Discourse Research Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Writing and Cognition: Implications of the Cognitive Architecture for Learning to Write and Writing to Learn Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Writing and Communication Disorders Across the Life Span Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Writing as Physical and Emotional Healing: Findings From Clinical Research Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Identity and the Writing of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Multilingual Writing Development Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Writing and Speaking Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Grammar, the Sentence, and Traditions of Linguistic Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Form, Text Organization, Genre, Coherence, and Cohesion Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Persuasion, Audience, and Argument Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Seeing the Screen: Research Into Visual and Digital Writing Practices Download PDF
Author_Index Download PDF
Subject_Index Download PDF
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