Raffaella Negretti

Associate Professor at Chalmers, Communication and Learning in Science, Language and Communication (Chalmers)

Born and raised in Italy, I received my undergraduate degree (Laurea cum laude) in Foreign Languages and Literatures at Verona University. After graduation, I received a Fulbright research grant to study computer-assisted interaction in L2 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA. There, I obtained a MA degree in English as a Second Language and a PhD in Educational Psychology. Throughout, I taught a variety of academic writing and composition courses to students of different levels and backgrounds, at UH and other higher education institutions. In 2009 I moved to Sweden; from 2010 to 2015 I worked as a tenure-track researcher/lecturer at the Department of English (biträdande universitetslektor) at Stockholm University, where I taught several courses on academic research writing and applied linguistics at the BA, MA, doctoral, and professional level. I am now a tenured docent (associate professor) at Chalmers University of Technology, Division for Language and Communication, Department of Communication and Learning in Science, in Gothenburg. The focus of my work is on academic writing and genre pedagogy, learning and development of writing expertise, and self-regulation/metacognition. I am interested in how students become expert writers in their disciplines and how writing stimulates cognitive development, critical thinking, and creativity. My work has been published in journals such as Written Communication, Journal of Second Language Writing, English for Specific Purposes Journal (ESPJ), and Applied Linguistics, among others. I participate in international research projects, and in 2016 I have received, as co-author with Prof. Kuteeva, the Horowitz Prize for best article published in 2015 in ESPJ. My professional associations include EARLI (SIG writing and SIG metacognition), AAAL, EATAW and AERA.

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Showing 34 publications

2019

Hidden expectations: scaffolding subject specialists’ genre knowledge of the assignments they set

Lisa McGrath, Raffaella Negretti, Karen Nicholls
Higher Education. Vol. 78 (5), p. 835-853
Journal article
2019

Participatory appropriation as a pathway to self-regulation in academic writing: The case of three BA essay writers in literature

Raffaella Negretti, Špela Mežek
Journal of Writing Research. Vol. 11 (1), p. 1-40
Journal article
2019

Scaffolding L2 academic reading and self-regulation through task and feedback

Lisa McGrath, Raffaella Negretti, Špela Mežek et al
Conference contribution
2018

Scaffolding genre knowledge and metacognition: insights from an L2 doctoral research writing course

Raffaella Negretti, Lisa McGrath
Journal of Second Language Writing. Vol. 40 (June 2018), p. 12-31
Journal article
2017

Visualizing genre knowledge: metacognitive scaffolds in the L2 writing for research classroom.

Raffaella Negretti, Lisa McGrath
Conference contribution
2017

Genre analysis and its role in the writing for research process: insights from a study on scientific publication in English

Raffaella Negretti
Mediterranean Editors and Translators Meeting, 2017
Conference contribution
2017

Calibrating Genre: Metacognitive Judgments and Rhetorical Effectiveness in Academic Writing by L2 Graduate Students

Raffaella Negretti
Applied Linguistics. Vol. 38 (4), p. 512-539
Journal article
2017

Contextualized Writing Pedagogy for Genre Awareness in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities in STEM Education, WAC, and WID

Fia Christina Börjeson, Carl Johan Carlsson, Raffaella Negretti
Conference contribution
2016

Graduate students’ genre knowledge and perceived disciplinary practices: Creating a research space across disciplines

Maria Kuteeva, Raffaella Negretti
English for Specific Purposes. Vol. 41, p. 36-49
Journal article
2016

Visualizations of genre as a pedagogical tool in the PhD 'writing-for-research' classroom

Raffaella Negretti, Lisa McGrath
National Forum of English for Academic Purposes
Conference contribution
2015

Students’ and teachers’ perceptions of genre goals: self-regulation and performance of students writing a BA essay in literature

Raffaella Negretti
Language Policy and Language Acquisition conference, Lund University
Conference contribution
2015

“Lunch Keeps People Apart”: The Role of English for Social Interaction in a Multilingual Academic Workplace

Raffaella Negretti, Miguel Garcia-Yeste
Multilingua. Vol. Volume 34 (Issue 1), p. 93-118
Journal article
2015

Publishing in English: Experiences of Italian humanities scholars living and writing abroad

Raffaella Negretti
3rd International PRISEAL Conference (Publishing and Presenting Research Internationally: Issues for Speakers of English as an Additional Language)
Conference contribution
2014

"Lunch keeps people apart": Social interaction in a multilingual workplace

Raffaella Negretti, Miguel Garcia-Yeste
English in Europe conference, Prague. Vol. March 22-23
Conference contribution
2014

Looking back from the centre: Experiences and perspectives of Italian academic living/working abroad

Raffaella Negretti
K. Bennett (Ed.), The Semi-Periphery of Academic Writing: discourses, communities and practices, p. 148-162
Book chapter
2014

Academic communication in a digital age: Poster proceedings of the 2014 Languages for Specific Purposes Conference

Miguel Garcia-Yeste, Raffaella Negretti, Spela Mezek
Department of English/Centre for Academic English, Stockholm University , 2014, p. 18-
Other
2014

Metacognitive Judgments and Rhetorical Effectiveness in Writing by Graduate Learners of Academic English

Raffaella Negretti
International conference on writing, European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction, Writing SIG. Vol. Aug. 27-29
Conference poster
2013

Small talk in an international academic workplace: the role of English in the establishment of interpersonal relationships

Raffaella Negretti, Miguel Garcia-Yeste
Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction conference, Lugano, Switzerland, Oct. 2-5, 2013
Conference contribution
2012

The qualitative nature of metacognitive judgments and the rhetorical effectiveness of writing by L2 graduate students.

Raffaella Negretti
EARLI SIG Conference on Metacognition, Milan, Sept.5-8
Conference contribution
2012

Metacognition in student academic writing

Raffaella Negretti
EARLI SIG Conference on Metacognition, Milan, Sept.5-8
Conference contribution
2011

What works in LSP: the GAME project

Raffaella Negretti, Maria Kuteeva
Language for Specific Purposes Symposium, Västerås, Sweden, Jan 2011.
Conference contribution
2011

Fostering metacognitive genre awareness in L2 academic reading and writing: A case study of pre-service English teachers

Raffaella Negretti, Maria Kuteeva
Journal of Second Language Writing. Vol. 20, p. 95-110
Journal article
2011

Pathos and metaphor in English academic discourse: Graduate students' response to uses of rhetoric in the introductions to published articles.

Raffaella Negretti
The Stockholm Metaphor Festival, Stockholm, Sept. 8-10, 2011
Conference contribution
2011

Issues of epistemology, ontology, and disciplinary discourse in the introductions to academic articles: EAL graduate students’ perspectives

Raffaella Negretti, Maria Kuteeva
2nd International PRISEAL Conference (Publishing and Presenting Research Internationally: Issues for Speakers of English as an Additional Language), Katowice, Poland, June 9-11, 2011
Conference contribution
2011

Metacognition and Genre Awareness in L2 Academic Reading and Writing

Raffaella Negretti
American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference. New Orleans (USA), April 8-12, 2011
Conference contribution
2002

Internet and Research Methodologies for SLA

Raffaella Negretti
In C. Gagliardi (Ed.), Quality and quantity in English language research: Some issues (Vol. 11), p. 175-198
Book chapter
1999

A conversational analysis approach to Internet Interaction for ESL learners

Raffaella Negretti
5th CercleS International Conference, Integration Through Innovation – The Challenge Facing Language Centers in Europe, Conference proceedings, p. 128-144
Paper in proceedings
1999

Web based activities and SLA: a conversation analysis approach

Raffaella Negretti
Language Learning and Technology. Vol. 3 (1), p. 75-87
Journal article
1998

Authoring for language education on the Internet

Raffaella Negretti
Authoring for Internet education: Products, experiences, proposals. Conference proceedings. Pescara, Italy: Libreria Dell’Università Editrice
Paper in proceedings

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Showing 1 research projects

2017–2018

Writing that works: investigating university students’ transfer of writing skills to authentic academic tasks

Raffaella Negretti Language and Communication (Chalmers)
Magnus Bergvalls Stiftelse
Åke Wibergs Stiftelse

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