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Collaborative Writing in L2 Classrooms Author: Neomy Storch

Paperback - 216 pages
04 Jul 2013
Multilingual Matters
210 x 148


In this first book-length treatment of collaborative writing in second language (L2) classrooms, Neomy Storch provides a theoretical, pedagogical and empirical rationale for the use of collaborative writing activities in L2 classes, as well as some guidelines about how to best implement such activities in both face-to-face and online mode. The book discusses factors that may impact on the nature and outcomes of collaborative writing, and examines the beliefs about language learning that underpin learners' and teachers' attitudes towards pair and group work. The book critically reviews the available body of research on collaborative writing and identifies future research directions, thereby encouraging researchers to continue investigating collaborative writing activities.


This new publication will be undoubtedly welcomed by practitioners as an authoritative book in the field of L2 writing, especially for those interested in practical methods of incorporating collaborative writing in class. Researchers too may benefit from the identification of questions for further exploration in an area that is still, by and large, underexplored and in which, according to the author, only a small number of published studies have appeared to date.

- JALT Journal, 37.1
- Brett Cumming, Aichi Prefectural University, Japan

Grounded in a very thorough knowledge of this field, this volume, by one of its leading researchers who is also an experienced ESL and EAP teacher, is a valuable resource. I am happy to recommend it to both teachers and researchers with an interest in collaborative writing.

- Rosemary Wette, University of Auckland, New Zealand in TESOLANZ Journal (2015)

Author Biography:

Neomy Storch is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and ESL, at the School of Languages and Linguistics, The University of Melbourne. Her research interests include second language writing, peer interaction, feedback on writing, writing development, and the use of the first language in second language learning. She has presented and published widely on these issues, and is co-editor of the Australian Review of Applied Linguistics.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional, Undergraduate

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