Call for proposals


The 2010 Symposium Organizing Committee seeks proposals for 20-minute presentations that address various topics within the field of L2 writing broadly defined. Any topic related to second language writing theory, research, or teaching is welcome. We particularly encourage proposals that seek to challenge the status quo in the field by introducing new topics as well as new theoretical and methodological approaches.

As with all previous nine Symposium iterations, we are interested in L2 writing issues in any second or foreign language, at various levels of education, and in the professions. Given the theme of the Symposium, we particularly encourage proposals that connect L2 writing with other related areas of inquiry, such as computer assisted instruction, second language acquisition, sociocultural theories, linguistics, psychological and educational sciences, language testing, or rhetoric. We welcome proposals from around the world.

To submit your proposal, please use this online proposal submission form. Proposals must include both an abstract (limited to 300 words) and a proposal summary (50 words).

Proposals must be received by 23:59:59 December 15th, 2009 (Spanish time). Proposals will be peer reviewed by a panel of experts. Notification of acceptance 30th January 2010.

We look forward to receiving your proposal!

Paul Kei Matsuda and Tony Silva, Chairs
Rosa Manchón, Local Chair