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Cordeiro, Carolina; Castro, São Luís; Limpo, Teresa – Written Communication, 2018
A growing body of scholarship in the field of writing research from a cognitive perspective suggests that girls tend to outperform boys in particular writing tasks. Still, our understanding about gender differences continues to evolve. The present study specifically focused on gender differences in writing between students from Grade 4 to Grade 9.…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Handwriting, Gender Differences, Grade 4
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Limpo, Teresa; Alves, Rui A. – Written Communication, 2017
It is established that transcription skills (handwriting and spelling) constrain children's writing. Yet, little is known about the mechanism underlying this relationship. This study examined the mediating role of bursts and pauses on the link between transcription skills and writing fluency or text quality. For that, 174 second graders did the…
Descriptors: Written Language, Handwriting, Spelling, Writing Skills
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Lillis, Theresa – Written Communication, 2008
This article critically explores the value of ethnography for enhancing context-sensitive approaches to the study of academic writing. Drawing on data from two longitudinal studies, student writing in the United Kingdom and professional academic writing in Hungary, Slovakia, Spain, and Portugal, the author illustrates the different contributions…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies
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Lillis, Theresa; Curry, Mary Jane – Written Communication, 2006
Scholars around the world are under increasing pressure to publish their research in the medium of English. However, little empirical research has explored how the global premium of English influences the academic text production of scholars working outside of English-speaking countries. This article draws on a longitudinal text-oriented…
Descriptors: Psychology, Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Ethnography