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ERIC Number: EJ1070009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0147-1635
Noticing the Way: Translingual Possibility and Basic Writers
Stanley, Sarah
Journal of Basic Writing, v32 n1 p37-61 Spr 2013
This article presents a pedagogical practice for noticing and negotiating error in a multilingual classroom. Two examples from a classroom are compared to demonstrate the importance of "noticing" in the context of translingual pedagogy. The author's first example offers an attempt to negotiate an error with a multilingual writer without such noticing, compared with a more successful negotiation where noticing plays a part in developing a writer's rhetorical attunement. The concept of noticing derives from second language acquisition (SLA) scholarship in which to notice invites attention to a linguistic feature which may belie a writer's expressed purpose. Without noticing error with their students, teachers dismiss errors' relevance to the impact of writing, and also miss opportunities for an entire class to notice and negotiate sentence-level writing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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