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Wed Jul 10 2019

FYI: Call for Book Chapter Proposals: Argumentative Writing

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 09-Jul-2019
From: Diane Belcher <>
Subject: Call for Book Chapter Proposals: Argumentative Writing
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Call for Book Chapter Proposals

Argumentative Writing in a Second Language: Perspectives on Teaching, Assessment, and Research
Editors: Alan Hirvela (Ohio State University) and Diane Belcher (Georgia State University)

Argumentative writing is widely known as an important type of writing in different educational contexts as well as a frequently assigned form of writing. Research has consistently shown that it is also a difficult form of writing to acquire. Reporting on a survey of college essay assignments, Wolfe (2011, p. 193) concludes that “Argumentation is valued across the curriculum, yet different academic contexts require different forms of argumentation.” L2 writing scholars have long been interested in this form of writing, and a modest but steady stream of articles reporting on argumentative writing research has appeared since the 1980s. However, as Hirvela (2017) has recently asserted, the L2 writing field, unlike the L1 domain, has not yet developed a fully formed agenda for explorations of such writing. Of particular note is the absence of book-length treatments of L2 argumentative writing that would provide the kind of substantive examination of the topic that has yet to emerge. This edited collection is intended to address that gap in the L2 argument scholarship through a series of chapters that will offer cogent and thought-provoking perspectives and insights falling within three books sections:

- Conceptualizing argumentative writing
- Researching argumentative writing
- Teaching and assessing argumentative writing

Within these sections, we look to see coverage of areas such as (a) theories and models of argumentation, (b) argumentation across cultures, (c) multiliteracies and argumentation, (d) multimodal argument in a digital age, (e) argumentation in pre-college settings, (f) argumentation across the disciplines, (g) argumentation in L2 college writing courses, (h) argumentation in non-academic settings, (i) pedagogical approaches for young learners, (j) pedagogical approaches for secondary-level learners, (k) pedagogical approaches for tertiary-level learners, and (l) assessment approaches.

Chapter Proposal Submission Guidelines:

Proposals should be a maximum of 500 words and be submitted by August 15, 2019.They should include the following information:

- Section of the book (of the three listed earlier) the chapter would appear in
- Chapter title
- Author name(s) and affiliations
- Overview/summary of proposed chapter
- Short (100 word) biography for each author

Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by October 1, 2019. Full chapters will run up to 7,000 words, and guidelines for the preparation of manuscripts will be provided, along with the submission and revision deadlines, upon acceptance of a chapter proposal. Chapters mush consist of original work not submitted for publication elsewhere.
Proposals should be submitted to each of these addresses:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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