Call for Proposals
Symposium on Second Language Writing 2009
November 5-7, 2009
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
Theme: The Future of Second Language Writing
The 2009 Symposium Organizing Committee seeks proposals for 20-minute presentations that address various topics within the field of second language writing--broadly defined. Any topic related to second language writing is welcome, but we particularly welcome proposals that seek to challenge the status quo in the field by introducing new topics as well as theoretical and methodological approaches.
As always, we are interested in L2 writing issues in any second or foreign language and at various
levels of education--from emerging literacy and adult literacy to L2 writing across the disciplines and in the professions. We also encourage proposals that connect L2 writing with
other related areas of inquiry, such as computer assisted instruction, computers and composition,
corpus analysis, language testing, rhetoric, writing program administration and world Englishes. We welcome proposals
from around the world.
Although there will not be a separate graduate student conference this year, graduate
students are encouraged to submit proposals. After all, future of the field of second language writing depends on today's graduate students.
To submit your proposal, please use the online proposal submission form.
Proposals must be received by April
30, 2009 (Arizona Time/MST).
We look forward to receiving your proposal!
Paul Kei Matsuda and Tony Silva, Chairs
Symposium on Second Language Writing