Latin-American writing initiatives in engineering from Spanish-speaking countries

Elizabeth Narváez-Cardona


This article analyzes Latin-American publications from Spanish Speaking countries to map programs pursued in the Region and then provide a context to envision further research agendas for Latin-American Writing Studies in engineering. The analysis of 22 publications suggests that initiatives and studies in engineering are recent (as of 2009). The sample reveals an emphasis on pedagogically-oriented publications focused on engineering as one field. The trends suggest that the Latin-American writing advocates in engineering might benefit by incorporating theoretical frameworks for a) exploring and understanding different roles of writing across time and curriculum in student learning and by engineering subfields and, b) exploring theoretical approaches to understand genres beyond individual texts (i.e., genre repertoires and genre systems).


Engineering Writing Initiatives in Latin America; Engineering Writing; Technical Communication

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