chapter  32
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What Research on Second Language Writing Tells Us and What it Doesn’t

ByELI HINKEL, SEATTLE UNIVERSITY

Over the past half century, the overarching goal of research on second language (L2) writing has been to create pedagogical models for teaching L2 writing. Many of these models have sought to identify instructional areas and techniques for constructing discourse and text in order to shed light on the tasks of teachers and their students who need to learn to write in an L2.