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Writing and identity
Writing is not just about conveying ‘content’ but also about the representation of self. (One of the reasons people find writing difficult is that they do not feel comfortable with the ‘me’ they areExpand
Situated literacies : reading and writing in context
Situated Literacies is a rich and varied collection of key writings from leading international scholars in the field of literacy. Expand
Writing and Being Written: Issues of Identity Across Timescales
This article argues for the differentiation according to timescales of aspects of writer identity. It presents a framework for investigating the discoursal construction of writer identity thatExpand
Improving Learning in College: Rethinking Literacies Across the Curriculum
Part 1: What Are The Issues? 1. Literacies as a resource for learning in college Part 2: What Does The Research Tell Us? 2. What students do with reading and writing in their everyday lives 3. WaysExpand
The politics of writing
Writing matters: it plays a key role in the circulation of ideas in society and has a direct impact on the development of democracy. But only a few get to do the kind of writing that most influenceExpand
I Is for Interpersonal: Discoursal Construction of Writer Identities and the Teaching of Writing.
In this article I explain what I mean by discoursal construction of writer identities and give an example of the way in which one 26-year-old student writer is positioned by the discourse choices inExpand
Ten questions about language awareness
This paper originated at a recent IATEFL conference in Slovenia, where Rod Bolitho and Ron Carter spoke on Language Awareness. They later came together with the colleagues named here to explore someExpand