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Laura Gonzales

 
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Laura Gonzales
Assistant Professor, English

I study composing as a mobile, dynamic process that is constantly adapted by users in localized contexts (Fraiberg, 2010; Sun, 2012). More specifically, I’m interested in the ways people, and in particular people who speak English as a second (or third, fourth, etc.) language, move or “shuttle” (Canagarajah, 2013) between languages, platforms, tools, communities, and web spaces simultaneously to accomplish tasks. My goal through this work is not to “assist” individuals as they make linguistic transitions, but rather to help researchers pay attention to the writing practices of multilinguals in order to learn from them. To do this, I employ a variety of methods and methodologies to study multilingual digital writing practices.

KEYWORDS

  1. Community literacy
  2. Multilngual learning
  3. Rhetoric and Writing Studies
  4. Technical communication
  5. Translation

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