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University Writing in Central and Eastern Europe: Tradition, Transition, and Innovation

  • Mădălina Chitez
  • Claudia Ioana Doroholschi
  • Otto Kruse
  • Łukasz Salski
  • Dumitru Tucan
  • Provides up-to-date information on the situation of academic writing research and teaching initiatives in Eastern and Central Europe

  • Is the first book contrasting recent developments at the Eastern and Central European universities in the field of Academic Writing with more advanced actions at Western universities

  • Offers an understanding approach on academic writing in certain cultures depending on the socio-political evolution of that culture


Part of the Multilingual Education book series (MULT, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Claudia Ioana Doroholschi, Dumitru Tucan, Mădălina Chitez, Otto Kruse
    Pages 1-12
  3. Academic Writing Provision in Central and Eastern Europe: Models, Directions, and Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. John Harbord
      Pages 15-28
    3. Otto Kruse, Mădălina Chitez, Mira Bekar, Claudia Ioana Doroholschi, Tatyana Yakhontova
      Pages 29-43
    4. Camelia Moraru, Mihaela Aluaş, Andrei Kelemen, Rodica Lung, Romana Emilia Cramarenco, Sonia Pavlenko et al.
      Pages 45-62
  4. Research in Writing: Case Studies in L1

  5. Approaches in EFL Writing Research

About this book


This book explores specific issues related to academic writing provision in the post-communist countries in Eastern, Central and Southern Europe. Although they have different cultures and writing traditions, these countries share common features in what regards the development of higher education and research and encounter challenges different from Western European countries. 

Since academic writing as a discipline is relatively new in Eastern Europe, but currently plays an essential part in the development of higher education and the process of European integration, the volume aims to open discussion on academic writing in the region by addressing several issues such as the specific challenges in providing academic writing support at tertiary level in post-communist countries, the limitations and possibilities in implementing Western models of academic writing provision, or the complex interactions between writing in national languages and writing in a second language. 

Additionally, the book presents several recent initiatives and possible models for providing academic writing support in universities in the area.  The important role of academic writing in English, a common feature in post-communist countries, is reflected in the sections which focus on writing in English as a foreign language, as well as on the impact of English upon national languages. 

The volume will be of interest to academic writing researchers and teachers and those involved in teaching academic writing at the tertiary level.


Academic writing in Eastern Europe Writing at university EFL writing Mulitlingualism and writing Writing in national languages and the impact of English Writing in English as a second language

Editors and affiliations

  • Mădălina Chitez
    • 1
  • Claudia Ioana Doroholschi
    • 2
  • Otto Kruse
    • 3
  • Łukasz Salski
    • 4
  • Dumitru Tucan
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of Letters, History and Theology, Department of Modern Languages and LiteraturesWest University of TimisoaraTimișoara, TimișRomania
  2. 2.Faculty of Letters, History and Theology, Department of Modern Languages and LiteraturesWest University of TimișoaraTimișoara, TimișRomania
  3. 3.Department of Applied Linguistics, Language Competence CentreZHAW Zurich University of Applied SciencesWinterthur, ZurichSwitzerland
  4. 4.Department of English Language and Applied LinguisticsUniversity of ŁodzŁódźPoland
  5. 5.Faculty of Letters, History and Theology, Department of Romanian StudiesWest University of TimișoaraTimișoara, TimișRomania

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