ERIC Number: EJ527729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Audience and Voice in Current L1 Composition Texts: Some Implications for ESL Student Writers.
Ramanathan, Vai; Kaplan, Robert B.
Journal of Second Language Writing, v5 n1 p21-34 Jan 1996
Drawing from 10 widely used freshman writing textbooks, this article demonstrates the problem of implicitness existing in regard to 2 notions central to writing instruction in the United States: "voice" and "audience." The article enumerates ways in which textbook presentations of these concepts disadvantage second-language (L2) student writers and proposes a discipline-oriented approach to freshman composition. (47 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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