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Hanauer, David I. – Written Communication, 2015
There is increasing usage of creative writing in the ESL/EFL classroom based on the argument that this pedagogy develops writer's voice, emotional engagement, and ownership. Within the context of teaching poetry writing to second language learners, the current article develops a scientific approach to ways in which voice can be measured and then…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Creative Writing, Poetry, Computational Linguistics
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LeBlanc, Robert Jean – Written Communication, 2015
This article examines students' literacy practices during Mass and other Catholic religious services in a multilingual, multiethnic urban Catholic school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It discusses three dimensions of their literacy practice: (a) how parents, teachers, and priests draw on the tradition of Catholic schooling and ritual to structure…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Factors, Religious Education, Ethnography
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Pogue, Tiffany D. – Written Communication, 2015
This study describes the use of literacy--including the written word--in the maintenance and practice of Lukumí, a Diasporic African spiritual tradition. While Lukumí is decidedly orally transmitted, the written word is still a critical part of its contemporary practice. Relying on data collected during participant observation of ceremonies and…
Descriptors: Written Language, Literacy, Religion, Religious Cultural Groups
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Noy, Chaim – Written Communication, 2015
The study takes a situated and material approach to texts and writing practices and examines writing ethnographically as it transpires and displayed in museums. The ethnography highlights the richness and sociality embodied in writing practices as well as the ideological, communal, and ritualistic functions that writing and texts serve in cultural…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Museums, Ethnography, Comparative Analysis
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Cohen, Dale J.; White, Sheida; Cohen, Steffaney B. – Written Communication, 2011
The present study documents everyday adult writing by type of text and medium (computer or paper) in an "in vivo" diary study. The authors compare writing patterns by gender, race/ethnicity, educational attainment, age and working status. The study results reveal that (a) writing time varied with demographic variables for networkers, but…
Descriptors: Adults, Comparative Analysis, Gender Differences, Racial Differences