Friday, October 27, 2006

CFP: Second-language writing in the Pacific Rim

Call for Proposals
Symposium on Second Language Writing 2007
Nagoya Gakuin University, Nagoya, Japan
September 15-17, 2007

2007 Theme: Second Language Writing in the Pacific Rim

We seek proposals for 20-minute presentations that address any aspect of second language writing theory, research, instruction, and assessment as well as teacher education and program administration. Any topic related to second language writing is welcome, but we particularly welcome proposals that address L2 writing issues in the Pacific Rim. We are interested in L2 writing issues in any language and at various levels of education--from emerging literacy to adult literacy education and development. We also encourage proposals that connect L2 writing with other related areas of inquiry, such as computer assisted instruction, corpus analysis, language testing, and world Englishes. We welcome proposals from around the Pacific Rim as well as from other parts of the world. Graduate students are also encouraged to submit proposals. (We do not have a separate graduate student conference this year.)

Each proposal should include: A) contact information for the corresponding author; B) presenter information, including name, institution, email, and 25-word bio statement; C) proposal information, including title, 50-word abstract for the program, and 250-word abstract for blind review; and D) any additional information, such as information about additional presenters. To submit a proposal, please use the online submission form available at:

Proposals must be received by January 31, 2007.

Tony Silva and Paul Kei Matsuda, Chairs
Symposium on Second Language Writing

This looks interesting--and it's nearby... (But right now my research isn't about second-language writing, so I don't know if I'll propose anything...)

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