Symposium on Second Language Writing

Constructing Knowlege
Paul Kei Matsuda
, Univ. of New Hampshire
Tony Silva,
Purdue University

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Constructing Knowledge

The Third Symposium on Second Language Writing will be held on October 11-12, 2002 at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. This year's Symposium, entitled "Constructing Knowledge: Approaches to Inquiry in Second Language Writing," will feature sixteen L2 writing scholars who will explore various ways in which knowledge is constructed, transformed, disseminated and negotiated in the field of second language writing. 

The Symposium on Second Language Writing is a biennial professional conference that brings together teachers and researchers who work with second- and foreign-language writers to discuss important issues in the field of second language writing. More information about past Symposia is available at the following URL:

The informational flyer for the 2002 Symposium is available here in Adobe PDF format. Please feel free to distribute it to your colleagues and students or to post it on your office door and bulletin boards.

Special Event: Contrastive Rhetoric Roundtable. In conjunction with the Third Symposium, Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication will sponsor the Contrastive Rhetoric Roundtable at Purdue University from 9 a.m. to about 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2002. The Roundtable is free with Symposium registration. More information is available at:


Dwight Atkinson, Temple University Japan
Linda Lonon Blanton, University of New Orleans, USA
Colleen Brice, Southern Illinois University, USA
Christine Pearson Casanave
, Keio University, Japan
Dana Ferris, California State University, Sacramento, USA
John Flowerdew, City University of Hong Kong, China
Richard Haswell
, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, USA
Sarah Hudelson, Arizona State University, USA
Ken Hyland, City University of Hong Kong, China
Xiaoming Li, Long Island University, USA
Rosa Manchon, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Paul Kei Matsuda, University of New Hampshire, USA
Susan Parks, Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada
Miyuki Sasaki, Nagoya Gakuin University, Japan
Tony Silva, Purdue University, USA
Bob Weissberg, New Mexico State University, USA, and Universitat Erfurt, Germany

Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity institution.

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