International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Research Hot Spots and Trend Analysis of International Second Language Writing based on Citespace
Qiuyue Xu

Second language writing is a hot topic in the field of second language acquisition. This paper takes 1107 journal papers about second language writing, from 1990-2019 on Web of Science as research object, adopts biblio-metric method, co-occurrence analysis and strategic diagram as main research methods, and applys the information visualization software CiteSpace, to reveal research hot spots and development trend of second language writing. It found that the research of second language writing presented the following features: As for time, the research began to emerge centrally in 2012, and entered the stage of large-scale development in 2015-2019. From the view of space, there are few cooperative studies among countries. As for content, the hot spots are “Performance”, “Internal Consistency”, “Validation”, etc. The further summary and reflection were given, in order to provide reference for deep study of second language writing.

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