Cognitive Demands And the EFL Writer: Observations on Kind, Degree, and Agency


  • Juan David Gómez González Universidad de Antioquia


dual process theories, EFL composition, process theory, revision


Research into understanding the process through which EFL writers revise texts have centered on matters of degree: of cognitive capacity and complexity or volume of tasks. This essay explores some of the junctures between dual process theories and EFL composition, and argues that questions of kind can be as pertinent. It aims to show that the kind of cognitive processes involved in revision often define what information the writers process, how they do so, and how they feel about their decisions.

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Juan David Gómez González, Universidad de Antioquia

Profesor visitante. Escuela de Idiomas.


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How to Cite

Gómez González, J. D. (2014). Cognitive Demands And the EFL Writer: Observations on Kind, Degree, and Agency. Íkala, Revista De Lenguaje Y Cultura, 18(3), 65–75. Retrieved from



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