Second language writing as sociocognitive alignment

Takako Nishino, Dwight Atkinson

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Second language writing (SLW) researchers have yet to examine writing as a sociocognitive process-one in which mind, body, and ecosocial world function integratively/ecologically rather than as separate phenomena. This study is a first attempt to do so. It proceeds by: (1) introducing the idea of a sociocognitive approach to language use, including SLW; (2) reviewing previous studies of writing which have taken related approaches; (3) providing detailed empirical support for the sociocognitive approach via micro-level, multimodal discourse analysis of a collaborative SLW event; and (4) discussing implications of this research for the SLW field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-54
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Second Language Writing
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015


  • Alignment
  • Cognition
  • Collaborative writing
  • Sociocognitive approaches

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language


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