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ERIC Number: EJ910908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0994
Opinion: Language Difference in Writing--Toward a Translingual Approach
Horner, Bruce; Lu, Min-Zhan; Royster, Jacqueline Jones; Trimbur, John
College English, v73 n3 p303-321 Jan 2011
Arguing against the emphasis of traditional U.S. composition classes on linguistically homogeneous situations, the authors contend that this focus is at odds with actual language use today. They call for a translingual approach, which they define as seeing difference in language not as a barrier to overcome or as a problem to manage, but as a resource for producing meaning in writing, speaking, reading, and listening. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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