Complex Dynamic Systems Theory and L2 Writing Development

ORCID logoGary G. Fogal | Sophia University
ORCID logoMarjolijn H. Verspoor | University of Groningen & University of Pannonia
ISBN 9789027205575 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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This volume integrates complex dynamic systems theory (CDST) and L2 writing scholarship through a collection of in-depth studies and commentary across a range of writing constructs, learning contexts, and second and foreign languages. The text is arranged thematically across four topics: (i) perspectives on complexity, accuracy, and fluency, (ii) new constructs, approaches, and domains of L2-writing scholarship, (iii) methodological issues, and finally (iv) curricular perspectives. This work should appeal to graduate students and academics interested in expanded discussions on CDST, highlighting its utility for theorizing and researching language change, and to L2 writing scholars curious about how this fresh approach to researching L2 development can inform understandings of how L2 writing develops. As a CDST approach to language change has matured and taken a place among the dominant epistemologies in the field, students and researchers of L2 development alike will benefit from this volume.
[Language Learning & Language Teaching, 54] 2020.  xvii, 304 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Fogal, Gary G.
2022. Second language writing from a complex dynamic systems perspective. Language Teaching 55:2  pp. 193 ff. DOI logo
Wang, Huafeng & Chencen Cai
2023. A dynamic systems theory perspective on L2 writing development. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching 17:4  pp. 872 ff. DOI logo
Yang, Jianbo
2021. Revisiting Research Methods in Language Learning Psychology From a Complexity Dynamic System Theory Perspective. Frontiers in Psychology 12 DOI logo

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