New technology in the digital age has been revolutionizing the ways of our communication and knowledge construction, and dramatically changing the landscape of second language writing. New writing tasks emerge in L2 contexts, such as digital multimodal composing, computer-mediated collaborative writing, teachers’ multimodal feedback, online peer response, automated writing evaluation, and corpus-assisted writing and learning. The research team in the Applied Linguistics lab endeavor to understand the nature of writing that takes place in the digital environment and to explore the impact of new technologies on writing processes, products, and language writing development.

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