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Title:The Interplay of Voice, Identity, and Response Among Five EAL University Writers
Author(s):Buell, Marcia Zisserson
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Prior, Paul
Department / Program:English
Discipline:English
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Education, Higher
Abstract:To examine the interplay of identity and voice with response among undergraduate and graduate EAL writers, I developed four ethnographic case studies: interviewing student writers and their respondents, observing writer/reader interactions, and analyzing versions of earlier and final drafts. Carmen, the first participant, was a Mexican-American undergraduate completing a major in mathematics. The second participant, Harumi, came from Japan and was beginning a doctoral program in biophysics. Lucinda, the third participant, had immigrated from Mexico as a child and was applying to the College of Education as an undergraduate. The fourth participant, So Jin, from South Korea, was writing her dissertation when she joined this study. Within this emergent design, participants nominated writing tasks to discuss, allowing for examination of various texts including classroom assignments (Chapters 2 and 3), application essays (Chapter 4) and dissertation chapters (Chapter 5). By detailing complex negotiations of identity and response for EAL writers, this dissertation raises questions about how intermediary readers, including instructors, shape practices, and about the possible resources available to writers for interpreting responses to their work.
Issue Date:2008
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:269 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/81443
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3337709
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2008


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