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A Theoretical Framework for Exploring Second Language Writers’ Beliefs in First Year Composition

Abstract Situated in the influx of Chinese students entering U.S. higher education and the L2 writing research growing interests in investigating learners’ experience to gain further insights into their emic perspectives on English literacy development, this dissertation argues that the identifying the beliefs as the underlying principle shaping and being shaped by our experience. In this dissertation, I propose a theoretical framework of beliefs and validates the framework by using it to examine multilingual writers’ learning experience in the context of First Year Composition. The framework advances a definition of beliefs and a framework demonstrating the relationship among three constructs—perception, attitude, and behavior. In order to develop ... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Yang, Yuching (Author) / Matsuda, Paul Kei (Advisor) / Matsuda, Aya (Committee member) / James, Mark (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject English as a second language / Rhetoric / Belief / First Year Composition / L2 writing / Rhetoric
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 151 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation English 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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