Critical Academic Writing and Multilingual Students

A. Suresh Canagarajah


The critical approach to L2 writing is arguably one of the most significant recent developments in L2 writing pedagogy. A. Suresh Canagarajah provides a thorough discussion of this topic in Critical Academic Writing and Multilingual Students .

This volume facilitates teacher self-reflection and enables readers to better understand the motivations and pedagogical implications—especially for L2 writing—of a more openly pedagogical approach.

Critical Academic Writing and Multilingual Students explains what it means to commit to an academic pedagogy, in terms of form, self, content, and community—and what it can accomplish in the L2 writing classroom. It's a guide for writing teachers who wish to embark on a journey toward increased critical awareness of the role they play, or potentially could play, in the lives of their students.

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  • 296pp.
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  • 2002
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