A brief review of theoretical underpinnings, definitions and typical configurations of collaborative writing

Seyed Yasin Yazdi Amirkhiz, Kamariah Abu Bakar, Roselan Baki, Arshad Abd Samad, Karim Hajhashemi

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to review the underlying concepts, theoretical background, the existing definitions, various forms of collaborative writing normally used in educational settings as well as some sample studies carried out in different contexts. The article begins by providing an epistemological dichotomy of the existing educational paradigms and discusses the positioning of collaborative learning in relation to the dichotomy (transmissional vs. transformative). It then considers how collaborative writing is theoretically backed up by the ideas of Bakhtin (1981), Halliday (1978), and Vygotsky (1978). The review also compares the salient definitions of collaborative writing and critically contrasts various configurations of collaborative writing with regard to the findings of research studies. The article concludes by recommending a few directions for the future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-204
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Definitions
  • Forms of collaborative writing
  • Theoretical background

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  • Language and Linguistics
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A brief review of theoretical underpinnings, definitions and typical configurations of collaborative writing. / Yazdi Amirkhiz, Seyed Yasin; Abu Bakar, Kamariah; Baki, Roselan; Abd Samad, Arshad; Hajhashemi, Karim.

In: International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature, Vol. 1, No. 4, 01.09.2012, p. 197-204.

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