This edited volume showcases state-of-the-art research in technological applications in second language writing. It examines multimodal composing, digital feedback, data-driven learning, machine translation, and technological applications in writing pedagogy.

Technology in Second Language Writing reflects the rapidly changing field of technology in second language learning and highlights technological advances across different areas relevant to L2 writing. Composed of empirical studies, reviews, and descriptive essays, this book covers a variety of topics across the areas of composing, pedagogy, and writing research. It includes discussion of computer-mediated communication, language learners’ perceptions about using technology in their writing, the use of social media in writing, corpus learning, translation software, and the use of electronic feedback in language classrooms.

Offering a multifaceted approach to technology in a wide variety of second language writing contexts, this cutting-edge book serves as essential reading for scholars and postgraduate students in the field of language teaching, applied linguistics, and TESOL.

chapter 1|9 pages


Advances in writing technology over the eons
ByPaul Stapleton

chapter 3|17 pages

The use of Google Translate and complementary resources by Chinese students

A case study writing in Catalan
ByRuochen Ning

chapter 4|18 pages

Using machine translation in EFL writing

A scoping review
ByBurcu Gokgoz-Kurt

chapter 5|17 pages

Repeated academic writing with synchronous and asynchronous teacher electronic feedback

How are macro and micro aspects affected?
BySima Khezrlou

chapter 6|18 pages

Wiki writing in medicine and students' perceptions

The case of an English-in-the-Discipline course in Hong Kong
ByWenfeng Wang, Simon Boyton, Laura Wakeland, Daya Datwani, Juan Castillo, Letty Chan, Simon Scanlon

chapter 7|16 pages

Multimodal resemiotization

Examining one L2 writer's interactions with equity videos
ByEmma R. Britton, Hengyi Liu, Xinyue Zuo, Theresa Y. Austin

chapter 8|19 pages

The dialogical conception of beginning L2 writing via social networking and telecollaboration

ByMaria Bondarenko, Liudmila Klimanova

chapter 9|19 pages

Examining directness with corpus tools in Iraqi EFL writing

ByAshleigh Cox, Eric Friginal, Sabah S. Mustafa

chapter 10|15 pages

L2 handwritten assignments for automated writing evaluation

A text recognition study
ByVahid Abolghasemi, Reza Falahati

chapter 11|15 pages

Using computer keystroke logging in the second language composition classroom

ByHampus Holm, Etienne Skein, Kirk P. H. Sullivan