Purdue University
September 25-26, 1998

Tony Silva, Purdue University
Paul Kei Matsuda, Purdue University

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The purpose of this symposium is to bring together second language writing researchers and teachers to discuss key issues and future directions. You will have opportunities to

  • learn about the latest developments in the field
  • network with other researchers and teachers
  • share your own perspectives on various issues


The symposium consists of keynote and focus sessions, featuring internationally recognized experts in the field of second language writing. In each of the six focus sessions, two speakers will present their perspectives on such topics as theory, research, instruction, assessment, politics, and articulation with other disciplines.

In addition, a discussion session at the end of this two-day event will provide an opportunity for all participants to continue ongoing conversations, to reflect on and exchange insights gained, and to consider future directions for the field of second language writing.


Diane Belcher, Ohio State University
Sarah Benesch, College of Staten Island, CUNY
Joan Carson, Georgia State University
Ulla Connor, Indiana University at Indianapolis
Alister Cumming, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Pat Currie, Carleton University
Lynn Goldstein, Monterey Institute of International Studies
William Grabe, Northern Arizona University
Liz Hamp-Lyons, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Barbara Kroll, California State University, Northridge
Ilona Leki, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Charlene Polio, Michigan State University
Joy Reid, University of Wyoming
Terry Santos, Humboldt State University
Carol Severino, University of Iowa
Trudy Smoke, Hunter College, CUNY


Journal of Second Language Writing
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