Symposium on Second Language Writing Symposium on Second Language Writing Symposium on Second Language Writing Practicing Theory in Second Language Writing Practicing Theory in Second Language Writing Purdue University 2006 Home Presenters Program Venue Registration


Tentative Program


Keynote I
Keynote II
Keynote III
Keynote IV
Closing Plenary




Thursday, June 8 . The registration table will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. The Graduate Student Conference on Second Language Writing will take place between 8:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., followed by a biennial social gathering.

Friday, June 9. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m.The Symposium itself will start at 9:30 a.m. After the final session, which will end at about 5:15 p.m., there will be a cash bar and a dinner (included in the registration) in the Purdue Memorial Union. Publisher's Exhibits will be available throughout the day in Stewart Center (STEW) 214D.

Saturday, June 10. Continental breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m., and sessions will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Symposium concludes at about 5:00 p.m. Publisher's Exhibits will be available throughout the day in STEW 214D.




8:00-8:45 Registration (STEW 202)

8:45-9:00 Introduction (STEW 202)

9:00-10:15 Session A (STEW 202, 214A, 214B, 214C, 214D)

A-1 Pedagogical and Textual Practices (Stewart Center 214 A)
Session Chair: Margi Wald

A-1.1 Zuzana Sarikova, University of Utah, "Textual Borrowing and Source Attribution in L2 Writers’ Summaries"

A-1.2 Lee, Hsiang-ni, Indiana University-Bloomington, "A Literature-Based Approach for Motivating EFL Student Writers"

A-1.3 James M. Perren, Temple University, "Voice, Purpose, and Resistance: Authentic Writing with a Class Newsletter"

A-2 Transitions and Complications (Stewart Center 214 B)
Session Chair: Joleen Hanson

A-2.1 Sandra Zappa-Hollman, University of British Columbia, "Adjustment and Resistance While Developing High L2 Literacy Proficiency"

A-2.2 Ya’nan Fan, Michigan State University, "Negotiating Writing Expectations: What Does a Compositional Problem Mean to an ELL Student?"

A-3 Sociocultural Considerations for Writing (Stewart Center 214 C)
Session Chair: Yang Shouzhong

A-3.1 Eunsook Ha Rhee and Jungmi Kim, Temple University, "'I Have to Negotiate between My Home Literacy Practices and L2': An Alternative View of L2 Writers' Learning Culture"

A-3.2 Cheng, Chia-Chen, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, "There Is No Standard Way to Struggle or Succeed: Three Taiwanese Students' Stories Learning to Write in English"

A-3.3 Kai-Sven Beckert, Ball State University and Bundessprachenamt [Federal Language Service of Germany], "German Essays"

A-4 Feedback: Teacher-Student/Tutor-Student Relations (Stewart Center 214 D)
Session Chair: Subarna Banerjee

A-4.1 Kazuaki Nakazawa, Purdue University, "JFL Student Preferences of Teacher Feedback on Writing"

A-4.2 Sarah Nakamaru, New York University, "International and US-educated L2 Writers in the College Writing Center"

A-4.3 Nobuaki Takahashi, The University of Iowa, "The Effectiveness and Learners' Perceptions of Teacher Feedback on Japanese-as-a-Foreign-Language Writing: A Pilot Study"

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:45 Session B (STEW 202, 214A, 214B, 214C, 214D)

B-1 Institutions and their Influences on Writers (Stewart Center 214 A)
Session Chair: Constance Colon-Jones

B-1.1 Jeremie Seror, University of British Columbia, "Silenced Conversations: The Impact of Institutional Forces on L2 Writing Development in Universities"

B-1.2 Benjamin R. Duncan, University of Memphis, "Creating Benchmarks for EFL University Writing Programs"

B-2 Technological Perspectives (Stewart Center 214 B)
Session Chair: Kyoungrok Ko

B-2.1 Sangkyung Kim, Columbia University, "Effects of Computer-Supported Contrasting Composition Models on ESL Students' Writing Competence"

B-2.2 Hak-Sun Han, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, "Computer Assisted L2 Writing Instruction: E-mail as a Genre"

B-3 Grammar in Writer Instruction and Development (Stewart Center 214 C)
Session Chair: Matt Schneider

B-3.1 Xu Hao, Capital Normal University, "Grammatical Complexity Development in ESL Writing over an Instruction-Receiving Span of Three Years in Chinese College English Majors"

B-3.2 Sue S.A. Chang, Purdue University, "A Grammatical Analysis of Purdue Korean First Year Composition: Verb Groups Analysis"

B-3.3 Florence Elizabeth Bacabac, Bowling Green State University, "Using Technology-Based Grammar Mini-Lessons in the ESL Classroom: An Experimental Research Design"

B-4 Pedagogy: External Forces (Stewart Center 214 D)
Session Chair:
John Spartz

B-4.1 Jiraporn Dhanarattigannon, University of Florida, "From Theories to an EFL Writing Classroom"

B-4.2 Gyl Mattioli, Georgia State University, "Second Language Writing in 1101: Teachers' Beliefs"

B-4.3 Kristin FitzPatrick, Wayne State University, "Aligning IEP Practice with Student Writing Purposes"

11:45-12:45 Lunch Break

12:45-2:00 Session C (STEW 202, 214A, 214B, 214C, 214D)

C-1 Pre-College Influences (Stewart Center 214 A)
Session Chair: Margaret Stefanski

C-1.1 Kimberly Wolbers, Svjetlana Curcic, and Jiang Pu, Michigan State University, "Multilingual and L2 Writing Prior to College: A Research Synthesis"

C-1.2 Lisa Mikesell, UCLA, "Better Understanding the Linguistic Needs of Generation 1.5 Writers: A Corpus-Based Study of Past Participles in ESL and 1.5 Essays"

C-1.3 Cathryn Crosby, The Ohio State University, "Generation 1.5 Learners' Academic Literacy Practices"

C-2 Writing Center (Stewart Center 214 B)
Session Chair: Gail Shuck

C-2.1 Mary Andrew, Andrea Ascuena and Denise Heald, Boise State University, "Consulting with Second Language Learners: Online Voices of Writing Center Veterans"

C-2.2 M. Sidury Christiansen, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, "Languages Other than English in the Writing Center: Are There Advantages of Students Using Their First Language in a Consultation?"

C-3 Assessing Fluency, Coherence, and Syntax (Stewart Center 214 C)
Session Chair: Huiling Ding

C-3.1 Ute Knoch, University of Auckland, "Assessing Local Coherence in Students Writing"

C-3.2 Sae Rhim Oh, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, "Fluency in ESL Writing: Number of Words per Essay and the Mean Length of T-unit as Measures"

C-3.3 David Linzee and Lea Maue, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, "Syntax in a Squeeze"

C-4 Academic Writing and Situated Writing Practices (Stewart Center 214 D)
Session Chair: Rachida Elqobai Hamdaoui

C-4.1 Mi-Young Kim, University of British Columbia, "Myths and Truths about Second Language Academic Writing: Examining Gaps between Preparation and Reality"

C-4.2 Kara Gilbert, Monash University, "Integrating Argumentation and Linguistic Theories in Second Language Writing Research: The Socio-Cognitive Complexity of Learning to Argue in Academic (Con)texts"

C-4.3 Fei Wang, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, "Understanding the Difficulties Faced and Strategies Used by Chinese Graduate Students with English academic Writing in an American University"

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-3:30 Session D (STEW 202, 214A, 214B, 214C, 214D)

D-1 Transitions and Outcomes (Stewart Center 214 A)
Session Chair: Xiaoye You

D-1.1 Doris Correa, University of Massachusetts Amherst, "A Nontraditional Latina Student's Journey to Academic Literacy and Voice"

D-1.2 Helena Hall, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "What Do You Want Me to Do? Writing in Different Settings"

D-1.3 Marcia Z. Buell, University of Illinois, "4.0: A Bilingual Latina Success Story"

D-2 Persepctives on Genre and Audience (Stewart Center 214 B)
Session Chair: Meeta Chatterjee

D-2.1 Shawna Shapiro, University of Washington, "Turning the Rhetorical Triangle into a Prism: Genre Theory in Academic Writing"

D-2.2 Turan Jamshidian, University of Tehran, "Writing for the Purpose of Journalism"

D-2.3 Qisi Zhang, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, "Approaching Blocks of Audience in Chinese ESL Writing"

D-3 "Unconventional" Assessments (Stewart Center 214 C)
Session Chair: Yufeng Zhang

D-3.1 Nehal Serag El-Din Aly, American University in Cairo, "Towards an Autonomous EFL Classroom: The Power of Self-Assessment"

D-3.2 Chutima Satidsathien, Illinois State University and Burapha University Chantaburi Campus, "Possibility of Portfolio Pedagogy in ESL/EFL Classroom"

D-3.3 Vivian Lindhardsen, Copenhagen Business School, "From Individual Ratings to Mediated Ratings of L2 Compositions"

D-4 Newer Perspectives and Approaches to Feedback (Stewart Center 214 D)
Session Chair: Tarez Samra Graban

D-4.1 Ulugbek Erkinovich Nurmukhamedov, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Electronic Feedback Options and Preferences Among ESL Writing Students"

D-4.2 Meltem Muslu and Sercan Saglam, Anadolu University, "The Role of a Correction Code on Students' Self-Correction of Errors in Multiple Drafts Writing in an EFL Context"

D-4.3 Elke Van Steendam, University of Antwerp, "Improving Text Coherence through Peer Feedback: An Investigation into the Effects of Different Forms of Feedback Instruction on Text Quality with Advanced ESL Students"

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-5:00 Session E (STEW 202, 214A, 214B, 214C, 214D)

E-1 Writer Process: New Perspectives and Approaches (Stewart Center 214 A)
Session Chair: Laurel D. Reinking

E-1.1 Ho-Jung Yu, Arizona State University, "Talks in L2 Writing Processes"

E-1.2 Jiyoung Kim, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, "A Qualitative Case Study of ESL Students’ Writing Processes: Social Orientation to Writing Process"

E-1.3 Gael Fonken, St. Cloud State University, "Vizenor's Theories & Horizontal Writing: How to Dialogue with Monologue"

E-2 Academic Writing in Graduate School (Stewart Center 214 C)
Session Chair: Scott J. Baxter

E-2.1 Yu-chin Jill Yang, National Tsing Hua University, "Communicate with Your Audiences Academically"

E-2.2 Huiling Ding, Purdue University, "Development of Disciplinary Writing Skills: A 3-Year-Long Case Study of an ESL PhD Student in Life Sciences"

E-3 Between Languages: Textual Concerns (Stewart Center 214 D)
Session Chair: Tony Cimasko

E-3.1 Lukasz Salski, Teacher Training College, University of Lodz, Poland, "Rhetorical Structure Analysis in Teaching EFL Composition"

E-3.2 Tom Pierce, University of New Mexico, "Achieving Effective Textual Organization through Self Analysis of First Language Rhetoric"

E-3.3 Rachida Elqobai Hamdaoui, Purdue University, "Language Group Effect on Second Language Writing: Cognate vs. Non Cognate Languages"

5:15-6:00 Small Group Discussions (Stewart Center 202)

7:00- Social Gathering at Lafayette Brewery (622 Main Street, Lafayette)







8:30-9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast (STEW 214D)

9:30-9:45 Introduction (STEW 214ABC)

9:45-10:30 Keynote I: Practicing Theory in L2 Writing (STEW 214ABC)

Session Chair: Rosa Manchon
Lynn Goldstein, Finding "Theory" in the Particular: An "Autobiography" of What I Learned and How about Teacher Feedback

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Session F: Theory and Quantitative Research (STEW 214ABC)

Session Chair: Gladys V. Scott
F1. Douglas Flahive, Critically Assessing PIs (Pedagogical Implications) and FRNs (Further Research Needed) Moves in Second Language Writing Research: A 25-Year Retrospective Examination
F2. Dudley Reynolds, Beyond Texts: A Research Agenda for Quantitative Research on Second Language Writers and Readers

11:45-1:30 Lunch Break

1:30-2:15 Keynote II: Practicing Theory in L2 Writing (STEW 214ABC)

Session Chair: Joleen Hanson
Dwight Atkinson, Between Theory with a Big T and Practice with a Small p: Why Theory Matters

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:30 Session G: Theory and Qualitative Research (STEW 214ABC)

Session Chair: Ana Maria Preto-Bay
G1. Linda Harklau, Theories of Inquiry in Qualitative Research on L2 Writing
G2. Christine Tardy, Cleaning Up the Mess: Perspectives from a Novice Theory Builder

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-4:45 Session H: Theory and Ideology in L2 Writing (STEW 214ABC)

Session Chair: Carolyn Sterling-Deer
H1. A. Suresh Canagarajah, Nothing Practical Like an Ideology
H2. Ryuko Kubota, Rhetorical Patterns of Opinion Texts: A Reflective Analysis through Critical Contrastive Rhetoric

5:30-6:00 Cash Bar (Purdue Memorial Union)
6:00-8:00 Dinner
(Purdue Memorial Union)





8:30-9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast (STEW 214D)

9:30-10:15 Keynote III: Practicing Theory in L2 Writing (STEW 214ABC)

Session Chair: Karyn Mallett
Lourdes Ortega, Multicompetence, Social Context, and L2 Writing Research Praxis

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:30 Session I: Theory and L2 Writing Instruction (STEW 214ABC)

Session Chair: Cindy Torres
I1. Wei Zhu, Theory and Second Language Writing Instruction: How Often and Where Do They Meet?
I2. John Hedgcock, Theory-and-Practice and Other Questionable Dualisms in L2 Writing: When Do We Integrate and Why?

11:30-1:30 Lunch Break

1:30-2:15 Keynote IV: Practicing Theory in L2 Writing (STEW 214ABC)

Session Chair: Theresa Ann Hyland
Alister Cumming, Theories, Frameworks, and Heuristics: Some Reflections on Inquiry and
Second Language Writing

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:30 Session J: Theory and L2 Writing Assessment (STEW 214ABC)

Session Chair: Paul Kei Matsuda
J1. Deborah Crusan
, Assess Thyself Lest Others Assess Thee
J2. Bill Condon, Toward an Inclusive Language Policy: The Case Against Correctness

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-4:45 Closing Plenary: Theory and Dissertation Research (STEW 214ABC)

Session Chair: Tony Silva
Diane Belcher and Alan Hirvela, Do I Need a Theoretical Framework? Doctoral Students' Perspectives on the Role of Theory in Dissertations in L2 Writing

4:45-5:00 Closing Remarks (STEW 214ABC)


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