Second Language Writing in the Pacific Rim
Nagoya Gakuin University, Nagoya, Japan
September 15-17, 2007
Since its inauguration in 1998, the Symposium on Second Language Writing has been held biennially at Purdue University in the heartland of the United States. For the first time in September 2007, the Symposium will meet outside the United States to provide an international forum for the discussion of various issues of interest to second language writing teachers and researchers from around the world. The first Symposium outside the United States will be held at Nagoya Gakuin University's brand new Shirotori campus.
The 2007 Symposium will feature plenary speakers who are internationally recognized experts in second language writing from around the Pacific Rim. Concurrent sessions will address a wide range of issues in the field of second language writing in various institutional and geographic contexts.
This symposium is concerned with writing in any foreign or second language, not just English, but presentations and other communication will take place in English.
Hiroe Kobayashi & Carol
Hiroshima University, Japan & Hiroshima City University, Japan
University of Hawai'i, USA
Nagoya Gakuin University, Japan
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- The Institute for International Business Communication/
International Communications School Inc.
- NetAdvance Inc.
- Parlor Press
- Oxford University Press
- Pearson Education Japan/Kirihara Shoten, Ltd.
- Thomson Learning K.K.
- TOEFL Division/Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
We are grateful to: Nagoya Gakuin University for hosting the 2007 Symposium; Daiko Foundation for their generous sponsorship; Kyoiku Sangyo, Co. Ltd., for providing technical assistance; and Kirihara Shoten/Longman for providing the conference bags. We also thank the Graduate School of International Development at Nagoya University for its generous support in the form of a visiting researcher position that facilitated the preparation for this year's Symposium.