Symposium on Second Language Writing

Constructing Knowlege


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Symposium Schedule

Friday, October 11. The registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, October 11. The Symposium itself will begin at 8:45 a.m. After the final session, which will end at about 5:30 p.m., there will be a reception (sponsored by University of Michigan Press) and a dinner (included in the registration) in the Purdue Memorial Union.

Saturday, October 12. Continental breakfast will be served from 8 a.m., and sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m. The Symposium concludes at about 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 13. Contrastive Rhetoric Roundtable, a free event sponsored by the Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication, will take place between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 13.


Rooms will be available from Thursday through Sunday night at 1) the Union Club Hotel in the Purdue Memorial Union, adjacent to Stewart Center, or 2) the University Inn. The Union Club Hotel will start accepting reservations on April 1, 2002. Please mention this symposium when making your reservation to receive a special conference rate. For more information, contact:

For information regarding other hotels and motels in the vicinity, please check out The Greater Lafayette Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Purdue University is not responsible for costs incurred due to cancellation.

The Union Club Hotel
The Union Club Hotel Lobby

Getting to Purdue

From Purdue University Airport (LAF), the CityBus is available by calling 742-7433. The Union Club Hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to Purdue University Airport. (Purdue University Airport is also known as Lafayette Airport, but please be sure to book your ticket to Lafayette, Indiana--NOT Louisiana!)

From Indianapolis International Airport (IND), Lafayette Limo provides transportation to the Union Club Hotel every two hours, nine times a day.

If you are driving, directions are available from Purdue University Visitor Information Center.


Parking is available in the Grant Street Parking Garage, which is across the street from the Purdue Memorial Union. The daily fee is $5. Parking is free to Union Club Hotel guests. Please have your garage ticket validated at the Union Club desk prior to leaving the garage.

For More Information

Links to visitor information are available at the following websites:

For symposium information, please contact:

Paul Kei Matsuda
Department of English
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824-3574 USA

For registration information, please contact:

Tony Silva
Department of English
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47906-1356

Journal of Second Language Writing
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