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Learner Identity and Learner Beliefs in EFL Writing


  • Is groundbreaking in that it examines learner identity and views on L2 writing, and how they affect students’ writing in a foreign language

  • Provides concrete examples (in the form of metaphors) of what students think of writing in L1 and in L2

  • Includes a study that provides important guidelines for researchers interested in conducting similar research but also for foreign language teachers instructing students on writing in L2


Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Table of contents

About this book


This book focuses on the concept of learner writer identity in the context of foreign language writing. The author demonstrates that the process of writing in a foreign language is much more complex and personal than many writing instructors may assume. The book’s theoretical chapters address such concepts as bilingualism, the process of L2 writing, and identity in L2 writing. The book’s empirical section discusses the students’ views on writing in L1 and in L2, the students’ writing processes in both languages, and the students’ identities in L1 and L2 writing. It is shown that writing in L2 poses problems of a linguistic nature; however, for the advanced EFL learners writing in L2 also creates opportunities they would never have when composing in their mother tongue.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Humanities and Economics in LodzLodzPoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Learner Identity and Learner Beliefs in EFL Writing
  • Authors Olga Majchrzak
  • Series Title Second Language Learning and Teaching
  • Series Abbreviated Title Second Language Learning,Teaching
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-69559-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88801-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-69560-0
  • Series ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series E-ISSN 2193-7656
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 269
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Applied Linguistics
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