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Second Language Creative Writers By Yan Zhao

Second Language Creative Writers by Yan Zhao

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This book elicits L2 creative writers' own perspectives of their life histories through the form of interviews and think-aloud story writing sessions, and investigates the writers' emerging writing processes. It integrates socioculturalist L2 identity studies with the typically cognitivist process-oriented L2 writing research.

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Second Language Creative Writers: Identities and Writing Processes by Yan Zhao

This monograph investigates 15 L2 creative writers' social constructive power in identity constructions. Through interviews and think-aloud story writing sessions, the central study considers how L2 writer voices are mediated by the writers' autobiographical identities, namely, their sense of selves formulated by their previous language learning and literacy experiences. The inquiry takes the epistemological stance that L2 creative writing is simultaneously a cognitive construct and a social phenomenon and that these two are mutually inclusive. The study contributes to L2 creative writing research and L2 learner identity research and will be of benefit to researchers, language teachers and writing instructors who wish to understand creative writing processes in order to help develop their students' positive self-esteem, confidence, motivation and engagement with the L2.

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(Academics involved in research on writing) will value the cutting-edge research framework and the way in which the author has integrated quantitative and qualitative tools in her data collection and analysis.

-- Dario Luis Banegas, University of Warwick, UK * Journal of Language, Identity & Education, 16:1 *

About Yan Zhao

Yan Zhao is Lecturer in Applied Linguistics in the Department of English, Culture and Communication, Xijiao-Liverpool University, PR China. Her research interests include discourse analysis, L2 creative writing, L2 identity and L2 academic writing.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Towards a Cross-Sociocultural Analysis of Creative Writer Identities

3. Methodology

4. Quantitative Analyses of the Connection Between L2 Creative Writers' Autobiographical Identities and Their Creative Writing Processes

5. Quantitative Analyses of Task Influences on L2 Creative Writing Processes and Their Relationship to the Writers' Autobiographical Identities

6. L2 Creative Writers' Sense of Social Localities

7. Five Focal Cases

8. Conclusion

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Second Language Creative Writers: Identities and Writing Processes by Yan Zhao
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