Thursday, August 4, 2016

2016 Symposium on Second Language Writing

The (tentative) schedule for the Symposium on Second Language Writing is now out. This year the conference is at Arizona State University from October 20 to October 22. Please share widely, and consider attending.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Words Fail

I found this piece by Curzan helpful in thinking about how to move beyond the place of having no words to process the difficult events we see everyday to finding the language to do so. This is also helpful to think about with our non-native speaking writers. It might not be an issue of language that's preventing them from writing about difficult events; it might be the events themselves.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Textbooks and Resources for Teaching SLW - Higher Education ESL

50 Steps to Improving Your Academic Writing - Chris Sowton -Garnett Publishing 2011
ISBN:  978-1859646557

Academic Writing for Graduate Students, Swales & Feak

Advanced Grammar by Helen Hoyt Schmidt (Pearson)

Basic English Grammar & Workbook, Azar

Exploring Options in Academic Writing: Effective Vocabulary and Grammar Use by Jan Frodesen (Author), Margi Wald (Author), University of Michigan Press - 2016 - ISBN-13: 978-0472034260

Fundamentals of English Grammar, Azar

Grammar Choices, Caplan

Great Writing and Final Draft series (Keith Folse)

Introduction to Academic Writing, by Oshima & Hogue 

Longman Academic Writing Series 5 

Making Connections, 1, Williams

New Passwords I, Butler

New Passwords II, Butler

Sixty Words, Cranker

Sourcework: Academic Writing From Sources, Dollahite

Stylish Academic Writing by Helen Sword (Harvard University Press, 2012)

Top 20: Great Grammar for Great Writing, Folse

Understanding and Using English Grammar with On-Line Subscription, Azar

Writing Academic English, by Oshima & Hogue 

Writing Today (Pearson) 

Writing for Computer Science, Justin Zobel, 1998, Springer

Writing in the Sciences: Exploring Conventions of Scientific Discourse, Ann Penrose and Steven Katz, 2004, Bedford/St. Martin's Press

Essentials of Writing Biomedical Research Papers, Zeiger (Ed.), 2000, McGraw Hill

Writing in the Social Sciences, Steward & Smelstor, 1984, Scott Foresman 

A Short Guide to Writing about Art, Sylvan Barnet, 2003, Longman

A Short Guide to Writing about Literature, Barnet & Cain, 2003, Longman

A Short Guide to Writing about Biology, Pechenik, 2004, Longman

A Short Guide to Writing about Chemistry, Beall & Trimbur, 2001, Longman

A Short Guide to Writing about History, Marius, 2002, Longman

A Short Guide to Writing about Music, Porush, 2000, Longman

A Short Guide to Writing about Social Science, Cuba, 2002, Longman

Writing Up Research: Experiemental Research Report Writing for Students of English by Robert Weissberg and Suzanne Buker.