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Handbook of Research on Writing, Edited by Charles Bazerman

By: Charles Bazerman
Date: July 2007

Summary: The Handbook of Research on Writing advances the field by aggregating broad-ranging, interdisciplinary, multidimensional strands of writing research into a common intellectual space.

 

The Handbook of Research on Writing advances the field by aggregating broad-ranging, interdisciplinary, multidimensional strands of writing research into a common intellectual space. It sums up what is known about writing, deepening our experience and appreciation of writing in ways that will make teachers better at teaching writing and readers better as individual writers. The 37 chapters are organized in five sections:

  • History of Writing
  • Writing in Society
  • Writing in Schooling
  • Writing and the Individual
  • Writing as Text

Chapter authors come from disciplines as diverse as anthropology, typography, linguistics, sociology, rhetoric, law, medicine, education, and history. Learn more about the book, and order a copy at the publisher's website.

For more on Charles Bazerman, see his 2002 article, "The Diversity of Writing," which was published in NWP's journal, The Quarterly.

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