Call for Proposals
The 13th Symposium on Second Language Writing
"Professionalizing Second Language Writing"
November 13-15, 2014
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
The 2014 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 especially 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 Symposium iterations, we are interested in L2 writing issues in any second or foreign language for any age groups in personal, academic, professional and civic contexts. Given the theme of the Symposium, we particularly encourage proposals that address issues of second language writing as a profession.
Proposals must include both a 50-word summary and a 500-word abstract (including references). To submit your proposal, please use the online proposal submission form available at:
Proposals must be received by 23:59:59 on June 1, 2014 (Arizona Time; Mountain Standard Time; UTC-0700). Proposals will be peer reviewed by a panel of experts. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by July 30, 2014.
Multiple submissions are allowed, but the same person cannot be listed as the first author for more than one proposal. Once the proposal has been accepted, no additional presenters can be added.
For more information about SSLW 2014, please visit our website at:
We look forward to receiving your proposal!
Paul Kei Matsuda, Founding Chair