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ERIC Number: EJ1100362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
Moving Beyond Methodological Nationalism
Leonard, Rebecca Lorimer
Composition Studies, v44 n1 p127-130 Spr 2016
Composition studies often permits the capacious use of terminology, wherein projects (or people) are defined in terms of a receptacle into which all multilingual, translingual, transnational, international, global, cultural/diversity/difference specialties are thrown and often conflated. Because terminological fuzziness can be confusing and is perceived to lack rigor--and because imprecise descriptors have real consequences for hiring, funding, the use of specialists, and so forth--conversations become focused on proposing, redefining, or delimiting terminology rather than pushing teaching and research toward shared goals and pressing questions. In this brief article, the author considers how composition might orient its projects toward the real problems pressing in on writing and the teaching of writing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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