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Developing Writers in Higher Education: A Longitudinal Study

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Book Series: Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative ISBN: 9780472901036 9780472131242 9780472037384 Year: Pages: 385 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.10079890 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Education --- Linguistics
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For undergraduates following any course of study, it is essential to develop the ability to write effectively. Yet the processes by which students become more capable and ready to meet the challenges of writing for employers, the wider public, and their own purposes remain largely invisible. Developing Writers in Higher Education shows how learning to write for various purposes in multiple disciplines leads college students to new levels of competence. This volume draws on an in-depth study of the writing and experiences of 169 University of Michigan undergraduates, using statistical analysis of 322 surveys, qualitative analysis of 131 interviews, use of corpus linguistics on 94 electronic portfolios and 2,406 pieces of student writing, and case studies of individual students to trace the multiple paths taken by student writers. Topics include student writers’ interaction with feedback; perceptions of genre; the role of disciplinary writing; generality and certainty in student writing; students’ concepts of voice and style; students’ understanding of multimodal and digital writing; high school’s influence on college writers; and writing development after college. The digital edition offers samples of student writing, electronic portfolios produced by student writers, transcripts of interviews with students, and explanations of some of the analysis conducted by the contributors. This is an important book for researchers and graduate students in multiple fields. Those in writing studies get an overview of other longitudinal studies as well as key questions currently circulating. For linguists, it demonstrates how corpus linguistics can inform writing studies. Scholars in higher education will gain a new perspective on college student development. The book also adds to current understandings of sociocultural theories of literacy and offers prospective teachers insights into how students learn to write. Finally, for high school teachers, this volume will answer questions about college writing.

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Die Graphematik der Morpheme im Deutschen und Englischen

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Book Series: Konvergenz und Divergenz ISBN: 9783110604856 Year: Volume: 10 Pages: 335 DOI: 10.1515/9783110604856 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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Wie werden Wörter im Deutschen und im Englischen geschrieben? Wo sind Gemeinsamkeiten, wo sind Unterschiede? Diese Fragen werden aus morphologisch-graphematischer Perspektive bearbeitet. Es geht hier also nicht um Bezüge zwischen Schrift und Lautform (traditionell oft im Fokus der Graphematik), sondern um Korrespondenzen zwischen Schrift und Morphologie. Das betrifft zum einen den Aufbau von Morphemen. Welche Beschränkungen lassen sich hier für die Abfolge der Buchstaben formulieren? Was sind minimale, was sind prototypische Stämme und Affixe? Zum anderen geht es um Fragen der Einheitlichkeit (Wie uniform wird ein Morphem in der Schrift repräsentiert?) und der Eindeutigkeit (Wie distinkt verweist eine Schreibung auf ein Morphem?). Insgesamt zeigt sich, dass im Englischen eher Affixe verlässlich kodiert werden (oft eindeutig und einheitlich), während im Deutschen häufig Stämme einheitlich kodiert werden. Das sind zwei grundsätzlich unterschiedliche Strategien der Leseerleichterung.

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grapheme --- morpheme --- writing system

Zeichentragende Artefakte im sakralen Raum. Zwischen Präsenz und UnSichtbarkeit

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISSN: 2198-6932 ISBN: 9783110619928 Year: Volume: 20 Pages: 374 DOI: 10.1515/9783110619928 Language: German, English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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Sign-bearing artifacts are immanent elements of sacred spaces in many cultures. Often, one encounters a phenomenon there that might be described as deliberate “invisibility,” the conscious “concealment” of artefacts and writing. The volume examines this interplay of presence and invisibility using the example of sign-bearing artefacts in sacral spaces in various religions in the Near East and Europe.

The Contemporary Medieval in Practice

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ISBN: 9781787354654 Year: Pages: 120 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787354654 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: History
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Contemporary arts, both practice and methods, offer medieval scholars innovative ways to examine, explore, and reframe the past. Medievalists offer contemporary studies insights into cultural works of the past that have been made or reworked in the present. Creative-critical writing invites the adaptation of scholarly style using forms such as the dialogue, short essay, and the poem; these are, the authors argue, appropriate ways to explore innovative pathways from the contemporary to the medieval, and vice versa. Speculative and non-traditional, The Contemporary Medieval in Practice adapts the conventional scholarly essay to reflect its cross-disciplinary, creative subject.

Anthropocosmic Theatre

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ISBN: 9781862181601 Year: Pages: 400 DOI: 10.5920/anthropocosmic.fulltext Language: English
Publisher: University of Huddersfield Press
Subject: Performing Arts
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This new edition of Núñez’s Anthropocosmic Theatre contains the text of the original English translation plus additional contributions from Núñez and others. In part one, Núñez traces his researches in Nahuatlan, Tibetan and western theatre, to arrive at his design for a theatre of the human in the cosmos. Part Two explores how this work has developed, during the last three decades, into an approach to performance training and production that uniquely combines ritual and contemplative influences. New and previously untranslated writing from Núñez presents his idiosyncratic view of an awakened and expansive role for theatre today.

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design --- theatre --- human --- cosmos --- untranslated writing

Eva

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ISBN: 9781787353329 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787353299 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Arts in general --- Performing Arts
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Eva, a 1927 novel by Dutch writer Carry van Bruggen, is an experiment in depicting a woman’s life from girlhood to marriage, and beyond, to sexual freedom and independence. At the same time, the narrative expresses Eva’s dawning sense of self and expanding subjectivity through a stream of consciousness told by a shifting narrator. Burdened all of her life by feelings of shame, at the end of the novel Eva overcomes this legacy of her upbringing and declares that it is ‘bodily desire that makes love acceptable’.

Professionelles Schreiben in mehreren Sprachen: Strategien, Routinen und Sprachen im Schreibprozess

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ISBN: 9783631810552 Year: DOI: 10.3726/b16495 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Grant: Austrian Science Fund (FWF) - V 342
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How do professional writers adapt their strategies, routines and use of language resources to different writing situations? 17 case studies explore patterns and interrelations in writing processes of multilingual writers: 13 students and 4 researchers have recorded their writing processes with screen-capturing software and additionally, provided information about their language- and writing biographies. Based on the cross case analysis of these 17 case studies, the PROSIMS writing process model conceptualizes influence factors and dynamic interrelations in writing processes.

Wissenschaftliches Schreiben interkulturell: Kontrastive Perspektiven

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ISBN: 9783631770702 9783631776322 9783631776339 Year: DOI: 10.3726/b15009 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103687
Subject: Linguistics
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Wissenschaftliche Texte sind durch unterschiedliche Bildungstraditionen und Schreibkulturen geprägt, die sich unter anderem in verschiedenen Schreibkonventionen und Formulierungsroutinen ausdrücken. Die Beiträge in diesem Band zeigen anhand detaillierter empirischer Analysen von Texten, die Wissenschaftler und Studierende verfasst haben, Merkmale und Unterschiede verschiedener Wissenschaftssprachen auf. Sie machen auf die Hürden und Schwierigkeiten aufmerksam, denen Studierende beim Verfassen von Arbeiten in der Fremdsprache Deutsch begegnen, woraus sich didaktische Implikationen ergeben. Berücksichtigt werden bislang teilweise weniger beachtete Herkunftssprachen wie das Polnische, Russische, Italienische und Chinesische.

Metagestures

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ISBN: 9781950192250 9781950192267 Year: Pages: 232 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0253.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Social Sciences
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"What kinds of knowledge and understandings of the world can be generated – and shared – when we use para-academic techniques and sensibilities to decode or respond to relatively orthodox intellectual objects? And what worlds might be possible if we practiced scholarly work from a place of collaboration and pleasure, as joyful fellow explorers? In Metagestures, presented in a playful tête-bêche format, historian Carla Nappi and cultural theorist Dominic Pettman explore the use of fiction as a tool to write and think with works of theory. Taking Vilém Flusser’s Gestures as its point of inspiration and departure, Metagestures collects 16 pairs of short stories in which Pettman and Nappi make fictional worlds that animate and enliven each of the major gestures in Flusser’s book. Nappi and Pettman focus on Flusser’s mediations on the gestures of filming, planting, loving, smoking a pipe, turning a mask around, and much more, with their own creative explorations of each theme, in a gathering of short fictions that test, expand, and further the social scientific claims of the original text with new scenarios and occasions. Here, Flusser’s reflections on physical gesture serve as an inspiration for new ways of conceiving and conducting theory, and for thoughtful creative scholarly imagining, with and alongside one another."

How We Read

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ISBN: 9781950192311 9781950192328 Year: Pages: 186 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0259.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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"What do we do when we read? Reading can be an act of consumption or an act of creation. Our “work reading” overlaps with our “pleasure reading,” and yet these two modes of reading engage with different parts of the self. It is sometimes passive, sometimes active, and can even be an embodied form. The contributors to this volume share their own histories of reading in order to reveal the shared pleasure that lies in this most solitary of acts – which is also, paradoxically, the act of most complete plenitude. Many of the contributors engage in academic writing, and several publish in other genres, including poetry and fiction; some contributors maintain an active online presence. All are engaged with reading’s capacity to stimulate and excite as well as to frustrate and confuse. The synergies and tensions of online reading and print reading animate these thirteen contributions, generating a sense of shared community. Together, the authors open their libraries to us. This is how we read."

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