Complex Dynamic Systems Theory and L2 Writing Development

| Sophia University
| University of Groningen & University of Pannonia
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This volume integrates complex dynamic systems theory (CDST) and L2 writing scholarship through a collection of in-depth studies and commentary across a range of writing constructs, learning contexts, and second and foreign languages. The text is arranged thematically across four topics: (i) perspectives on complexity, accuracy, and fluency, (ii) new constructs, approaches, and domains of L2-writing scholarship, (iii) methodological issues, and finally (iv) curricular perspectives. This work should appeal to graduate students and academics interested in expanded discussions on CDST, highlighting its utility for theorizing and researching language change, and to L2 writing scholars curious about how this fresh approach to researching L2 development can inform understandings of how L2 writing develops. As a CDST approach to language change has matured and taken a place among the dominant epistemologies in the field, students and researchers of L2 development alike will benefit from this volume.
[Language Learning & Language Teaching, 54]  Expected June 2020.  xvii, 296 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Diane Larsen-Freeman
Gary G. Fogal and Marjolijn H. Verspoor
Part 1. CAF perspectives
Chapter 1. Exploring dynamic developmental trajectories of writing fluency: Who benefited from the writing task?
Kyoko Baba
Chapter 2. Coordination of linguistic subsystems as a sign of automatization?
Junping Hou, Hanneke Loerts and Marjolijn H. Verspoor
Chapter 3. The dynamic co-development of linguistic and discourse-semantic complexity in advanced L2 writing
Yu Wang and Shoucun Tao
Part 2. New constructs, approaches, and domains
Chapter 4. Adaptive imitation: Formulaicity and the words of others in L2 English academic writing
Susy Macqueen and Ute Knoch
Chapter 5. Profiling the dynamic changes of syntactic complexity in L2 academic writing: A multilevel synchrony method
R. Rosmawati
Chapter 6. Biographical retrodiction for investigating the evolution of learner agency and L2 writing development through study abroad experiences
Ryo Nitta
Part 3. Methodological perspectives
Chapter 7. The elusive phase shift: Capturing changes in L2 writing development and interaction between the cognitive and social ecosystems
Elizabeth Hepford
Chapter 8. Investigating complexity in L2 writing with mixed methods approaches
Alex Gilmore and Gabriela Adela Gánem-Gutiérrez
Chapter 9. A critical appraisal of the CDST approach to investigating linguistic complexity in L2 writing development
Bram Bulté and Alex Housen
Part 4. Curricular perspectives
Chapter 10. Envisioning L2 writing development in CDST under a curricular optic: A proposal
Heidi Byrnes
Chapter 11. Unpacking ‘simplex systems’: Curricular thinking for L2 writing development
Gary G. Fogal
List of contributors
Index Draft
BIC Subject: CJA – Language teaching theory & methods