ERIC Number: ED476598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Bilingual Writers' Awareness of Audience in L1 and L2 Persuasive Writing.
Zainuddin, Hanizah; Moore, Rashid A.
First (L1) and second language (L2) composing studies have documented similarities between skilled and unskilled native L1 writers and L2 writers. To date, there have been very few investigations on how bilingual writers attend to audience when composing in two languages. This study reports how four bilingual writers attended to audience in persuasive writing in Malay and English and how their process skills compared to the quality of their written products. Findings suggest that the bilingual writers' strategies remained constant across languages, yet differed according to whether they were skilled or less skilled writers in general. Theoretical and educational implications resulting from the study are discussed. (Contains 50 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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