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ERIC Number: ED462867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 21
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Profiles of Japanese Writers in L1 and L2.
Takagaki, Toshiyuki
This study examined the writing profiles of three Japanese writers with distinctly different writing experiences, investigating participants' school writing experiences and attitudes toward writing, characteristics of the composing process, and teaching implications. The three Japanese participants included an experienced writer in both Japanese and English (Hana), an experienced writer in Japanese (Kiku), and an inexperienced writer in both Japanese and English (Ume). Profiles were based on participants writings in Japanese and in English. Participants also completed interviews. Results found that all three participants had gone through the Japanese education system, and all three had rarely practiced writing in Japanese classes. They all had positive attitudes toward writing in Japanese, but only Hana had a positive attitude toward writing in English. Though their composing processes in Japanese differed somewhat, all three also had some of the characteristics of good Japanese writers. Hana was the only one who continued to write in English. Her English composition was comparable to her Japanese composition except that she wrote an outline or list of ideas before writing in English and paid more attention to accuracy. Interview questions are attached. (Contains 34 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan