The 18th Symposium on Second Language Writing
and the SSLW Institute
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ USA
November 13-16, 2019
The 2019 Symposium on Second Language Writing and the SSLW Institute will take place November 13-16, 2019 at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA. The SSLW Institute featuring a seris of professional development workshops and mentoring sessions will be scheduled on November 13, followed by the Symposium starting on November14.
The theme for this year's SSLW is "Agency in Second Language Writing." We hope to stimulate the conversation about the role of student and teacher agency in various aspects of second language writing—learning, writing, teaching, assessment, placement, professional development, administration, research.
Neomy Storch, University of Melbourne, Australia
Tanita Saenkhum, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Todd Ruecker, University of New Mexico, USA
Key Dates (Arizona Time; UTC/GMT-7)
Call for Proposals: November 30, 2018
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2019
Notification: March 10, 2019
SSLW Institute: November 13, 2019
SSLW : November 14-16, 2019
Founded in 1998 by Tony Silva and Paul Kei Matsuda, the Symposium on Second Language Writing (SSLW) is an annual international conference dedicated to the development of the field of second language writing—a transdisciplinary field of specialization that draws from and contributes to various related fields, including applied linguistics, writing studies, education, foreign language studies, literacy studies, rhetoric, and TESOL.
Since its inception, SSLW has been attracting second language writing researchers and teachers from all over the world. It has been hosted by the following institutions:
Arizona State University, USA
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Nagoya Gakuin University, Japan
National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Purdue University, USA
Shandong University, China
Simon Fraser University, Canada
University of British Columbia, Canada
University of Murcia, Spain
For more information about the Symposium on Second Language Writing, please visit: http://sslw.asu.edu/.
ASU’s campuses are situated on the homelands of many indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham and Pee-Posh. Arizona State University recognizes the original inhabitants of these lands and recognizes that they still reside throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area. We also recognize the impact of their wisdom and generosity towards us. If you’ve flown into the Valley, you have undoubtedly seen the Salt River Project canals that surround the area. Those modern-day canals follow the framework of the canals originally constructed by ancestral Sonoran Desert people (Huhugam) to make this area both livable and a place where peoples could thrive. We acknowledge that the modern day indigenous nations that descended from the ancestral peoples are the original inhabitants of this land.