Why Writing Matters

Issues of access and identity in writing research and pedagogy

| Lancaster University
| The Open University, UK
| Lancaster University
ISBN 9789027218070 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027289735 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
This book brings together the work of scholars from around the world – UK, Pakistan, US, South Africa, Hungary, Korea, Mexico – to illustrate and celebrate the many ways in which Roz Ivanič has advanced the academic study of writing. Focusing on writing in different formal contexts of education, from primary through to further and higher education in a range of national contexts, the twenty one original contributions in the book critically engage with theoretical and empirical issues raised in Ivanič’s influential body of work. In their exploration of writers’ struggles with the demands of dominant literacy the authors significantly extend understandings of writing practices in formal institutions. Organized around three themes central to Ivanič’s work – creativity and identity; pedagogy; and research methodologies – the twelve chapters and nine personal and scholarly reflections reveal the powerful ways in which Ivanič’s work has influenced thinking in the field of writing and continues to open up avenues for future questioning and research.
[Studies in Written Language and Literacy, 12]  2009.  xxxii, 254 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface. Roz Ivanič's writing and identity
David Barton
Awena Carter
List of contributors
List of figures
Part I. Creativity and identity
Reflection 1. Writing a narrative of multiple voices
Courtney B. Cazden
Chapter 1. Writers and meaning making in the context of online learning
Mary R. Lea
Chapter 2. 'Wrighting' a multimodal text.
Sue Parkin
Reflection 2. Identity without identification
James Paul Gee
Chapter 3. Authoring research, plagiarising the self ?
Richard Edwards
Chapter 4. Creativity in academic writing: Escaping from the straitjacket of genre
Mary Hamilton and Kathy Pitt
Reflection 3. Overcoming barriers
Bruce Horner and Min-Zhan Lu
Part II. Pedagogy
Reflection 4. Writing pictures, painting stories with Roz Ivanič
Denny Taylor
Chapter 5. Discourses of learning and teaching: A dyslexic child learning to write
Awena Carter
Chapter 6. Accommodation for success: Korean EFL students' writing practices in personal opinion writing
Younghwa Lee
Reflection 5. Collegiality and collaboration
Karin Tusting
Chapter 7. Advanced EFL students' revision practices throughout their writing process
David Camps
Chapter 8. Reconceptualising student writing: From conformity to heteroglossic complexity.
Mary Scott and Joan Turner
Reflection 6. Roz and critical language studies at Lancaster
Norman Fairclough
Part III. Methodology
Reflection 7. Sharing writing, sharing names
Hilary Janks
Chapter 9. Bringing writers' voices to writing research: Talk around texts
Theresa Lillis
Chapter 10. Listening to children think about punctuation
Nigel Hall and Sue Sing
Reflection 8. Ivanič and the joy of writing
David Russell
Chapter 11. Recontextualising classroom experience in undergraduate writing: An exploration using case study and linguistic analysis
Zsuzsanna Walkó
Chapter 12. Researcher identity in the writing of collaborative-action research
Samina Amin Qadir
Reflection 9. An appreciation of Roz Ivanič
Brian Street
Works by Roz Ivanič referred to in this book.
Why Writing Matters is an impressive appreciation of the work done by one remarkable person. It includes research from within a social practices framework on academic literacy. The editors state that the aim of the volume is to cater to both scholars and practitioners. This ambitious goal has certainly been achieved.”
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BIC Subject: CJCW – Writing skills
BISAC Subject: LAN005000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Writing / General
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