Task-Based Language Learning – Insights from and for L2 Writing

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| University of Murcia
ISBN 9789027207296 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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The book seeks to enlarge the theoretical scope, research agenda, and practices associated with TBLT in a two-way dynamic, by exploring how insights from writing might reconfigure our understanding of tasks and, in turn, how work associated with TBLT might benefit the learning and teaching of writing. In order to enrich the domain of task and to advance the educational interests of TBLT, it adopts both a psycholinguistic and a textual meaning-making orientation. Following an issues-oriented introductory chapter, Part I of the volume explores tenets, methods, and findings in task-oriented theory and research in the context of writing; the chapters in Part II present empirical findings on task-based writing by investigating how writing tasks are implemented, how writers differentially respond to tasks, and how tasks can contribute to language development. A coda chapter summarizes the volume’s contribution and suggests directions for advancing TBLT constructs and research agendas.
[Task-Based Language Teaching, 7]  2014.  xi, 312 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Series editors’ preface to volume 7
Task-based language learning: Insights from and for L2 writing - an introduction
Heidi Byrnes and Rosa M. Manchón
PART I. Tenets, methods, and findings in task-oriented theory and research: The case of writing
The internal dimension of tasks: The interaction between task factors and learner factors in bringing about learning through writing
Rosa M. Manchón
Reframing task performance: The relationship between tasks, strategic behaviour, and linguistic knowledge in writing
Ernesto Macaro
Theorizing language development at the intersection of ‘task’ and L2 writing: Reconsidering complexity
Heidi Byrnes
PART II. Empirical findings
Task repetition and L2 writing development: A longitudinal study from a Dynamic Systems perspective
Ryo Nitta and Kyoko Baba
Planning and production in computer-mediated communication (CMC) writing
Rebecca Adams, Sara Amani, Jonathan Newton and Nik Aloesnita Nik Mohd Alwi
Task complexity and linguistic performance in advanced college-level foreign language writing
Marcela Ruiz-Funes
Differences across modalities of performance: An investigation of linguistic and discourse complexity in narrative tasks
Judit Kormos
Storyline complexity and syntactic complexity in writing and speaking tasks
Parvaneh Tavakoli
Linking task and writing for language development: Evidence from a genre-based curricular approach
Heidi Byrnes
Task, task performance, and writing development: Advancing the constructs and the research agenda
Heidi Byrnes and Rosa M. Manchón
About the contributors
Author index
Subject index
“Engaging thoughtfully and expansively with existing research into the effects of TBLT on instructed language learning, this valuable book provides considerable novel insight into the roles TBLT can play in promoting writing-to-learn, and L2 writing development. The knowledgeable and stimulating discussion chapters in Part I of the book, linking conceptions of `task` to `writing as a tool for learning`, together with the careful empirical studies presented in Part II make this essential reading for all concerned with task-based language education, its theoretical underpinnings and expanding evidence-base.”
“This book advances our understanding of an important and topical area, task-based instruction in the context of L2 writing. It contains contributions from a stellar lineup of researchers. It is informative, accessible, and lively. It should be a staple on every shelf.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CJA – Language teaching theory & methods
BISAC Subject: LAN020000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching
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