Park Publishes on Writing and Identity

Posted on 9/9/2013 4:01:20 PM

Gloria Park’s article “Writing is a Way of Knowing: Writing and Identity” was published in the ELT Journal (English, Language and Teaching).

This theory to practice article introduces writing as a method of enquiry, which assists adult English language learners in the goal-directed activity of completing their Cultural and Linguistic Autobiography (CLA) project, one component of their academic writing course in a community college ESL program. By focusing on a series of “chapter prompts” completed by the learners coupled with the epilogue chapter of selected students, Park highlights the concept of writer identity (i.e., autobiographical self, discoursal self, and self as author) as it relates to the learners’ self-assessment of what they had gained from completing the CLA.

Department of English