Conversations of the Mind: The Uses of Journal Writing for Second-Language Learners

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Contents
FOREWORD
John S. Mayher
ix
PREFACExi
1 INTRODUCTION: THE TEACHER, THE STUDY,
THE STUDENTS
1
The Teacher1
The Study3
The Students7
Guiding Questions9
2 TEXTUAL EXPLORATIONS: THINKING AND
WRITING IN JOURNALS
11
Research on Journals and Diaries11
Studies of Second-Language Writing12
Cognitive and Linguistic Theory17
Educational Theory24
Analytic Frameworks30
3 THE WRITING CLASS: JOURNALS IN CONTEXT33
Stance of the Teacher-Researcher34
The Writing Test39
The Journals41
End-of-Semester Questionnaire50
Unanswered Questions52
4 ROBERTO: VALIDATION THROUGH CONNECTED
KNOWING
55
Connected Knowing in Roberto's Journal56
How Roberto Used the Journal63
Thinking and Writing Processes73
Roberto's Stance as a Learner77

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