2019 - Carolina Pelaez-Morales -
Özet:A large body of research across geographic regions exists and L2 writing scholars and others may make assumptions about the field’s scope. However, prior scholarship has not provided an explicit picture of geographic patterns emerging in the research and what those patterns suggest about the state of the field, although some efforts in this direction exist (Matsuda 1997; Kapper 2002; Pelaez-Morales, 2017, and more recently, Riazi, Shi and Haggerty, 2018). This research project examines patterns in the L2 writing research, as they relate to geographical locations of the field’s authors and research sites between 1990 and 2012 in seven Applied Linguistics journals to: a) find empirical evidence to support or reject the claim that field has been geographically diverse, b) identify regions and countries that have been represented, underrepresented, or unrepresented, and c) initiate a conversation about the generalizability of the L2 writing research. This project is unique in that it is comprehensive and, unlike other research, it collects two types of geographic data: authors’ institutional affiliations as well as reported research contexts.
Anahtar Kelime:contexts, geographic diversity