AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY: Learning English in Cameroon

College Composition Weekly BannerWriting in the May Research in the Teaching of English, Vivian Yenika-Agbaw analyzes textbooks used to teach English in her home country, Cameroon, during the colonial, postindependence, postcolonial, and globalization periods. She is particularly interested in how textbooks construct citizenship in an emerging nation.

THIS WEEK’S POST AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY: International Responses to Composition Theory

CCW banner 300Lisa R. Arnold, writing in the Spring issue of Composition Studies, discusses her exchanges with faculty at the American University of Beirut during a two-semester seminar on rhetoric and composition theory as it has been developed in North America for monolingual audiences. In particular, she details the responses of faculty teaching in Lebanon to the theory of “translingualism” as proposed by Bruce Horner, Min-Zhan Lu, Jacqueline Jones Royster, and John Trimbur.


Min-Zhan Lu and Bruce Horner introduce a symposium on “translingualism” in the January College EnglishCollege Composition Weekly Banner. Translingualism is not just about L2 language learners; it’s the default for “the normal transactions of daily communicative practice of ordinary people.”

THIS WEEK AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY! John Trimbur on “translingualism”

The January 2016 issue of College Composition Weekly BannerCollege English deals with new approaches to language difference in writing classrooms and in culture. John Trimbur “trace[s] a branch of translingualism to its source.”