Mehdi Riazi has edited a new book on Learning, Teaching and Assessing L2 Writing
A new book, edited by Mehdi Riazi, Ling Shi and Khaled Barkaoui has been published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. It includes 14 chapters organised in three sections, namely, learning to write in a second language, teaching second language writing, and assessing second language writing. The chapters include empirical studies in areas related to one of the three sections of the book as well as essays reflecting on Professor Alister Cumming’s theoretical and professional contributions to the field.
The volume was compiled as a tribute to Professor Cumming (Emeritus Professor of the University of Toronto), and in recognition of Alister’s significant contributions to the field of second language writing. Alister’s research and publications cover English as a Second language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) contexts and a wide range of learners, including young learners, adolescents and secondary school students, and undergraduate and graduate students. Alister’s contributions to L2 writing are represented in all of the chapters in this volume. In addition to his contributions to the theory and practice of L2 writing, Alister’s mentorship of novice researchers has also been impactful. The editors, as well as the chapter authors, have worked with Alister Cumming on different research projects as Ph.D. students and/or coinvestigators.
Further details about the publication can be found at: https://www.cambridgescholars.com/studies-and-essays-on-learning-teaching-and-assessing-l2-writing-in-honour-of-alister-cumming