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TR 54. Bilingual Minorities and Language Issues in Writing: Toward Profession-Wide Responses to a Ne

By Guadalupe Valdes

Summary: In this paper, Valdes presents an outline of issues fundamental to developing effective approaches for teaching writing to American bilingual minority students. She criticizes existing compartmentalization within the composition profession, identifies different types of bilingual individuals, reviews trends in current scholarship in second-language writing, and discusses a number of research directions in which the involvement of mainstream scholars would be most valuable. October, 1991; 38 pages.

TR 54. Bilingual Minorities and Language Issues in Writing: Toward Profession-Wide Responses to a New Challenge
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