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Sun Dec 04 2011

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Paul Matsuda , Symposium on Second Language Writing 2012

Message 1: Symposium on Second Language Writing 2012
Date: 04-Dec-2011
From: Paul Matsuda <paul.matsudaasu.edu>
Subject: Symposium on Second Language Writing 2012
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Full Title: Symposium on Second Language Writing 2012
Short Title: SSLW 2012

Date: 06-Sep-2012 - 08-Sep-2012
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Contact Person: Tony Silva
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://sslw.asu.edu/2012/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 01-May-2012

Meeting Description:

11th Symposium on Second Language Writing
'Graduate Study in Second Language Writing'
September 6-8, 2012
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

The Symposium on Second Language Writing is an annual international conference dedicated to the development of the field of second language writing - an interdisciplinary field of specialization that draws from and contributes to various related fields, including applied linguistics, composition studies, education, foreign language studies, litearcy studies, rhetoric, and TESOL.

The focus of the 2012 Symposium grows, in part, out of a concern that was voiced a decade ago about whether the field of second language writing could produce enough Ph.D.s to remain viable, to sustain itself. It would appear that this concern, at least for the present time, has been largely alleviated. Since 2000, more than four hundred second language focused dissertations have been completed. However, what is less clear is how this has happened; that is, what institutional and personal forces have helped bring about this situation.

The theme of the 2012 Symposium will be Graduate Study in Second Language Writing. Specifically, it will address the process of earning a Ph.D. (from admission to graduation and beyond) with a focus on second language writing from the perspectives of both doctoral advisors and doctoral students working in a number of distinct institutional contexts. This theme will be addressed in plenary sessions via the personal stories of second language writing scholars who regularly chair second language writing focused dissertation committees and of their former doctoral advisees.

Call for Papers:

The 2012 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 the issue of graduate studies for second language writing teachers and researchers.

To submit your proposal, please use the online proposal submission form (http://sslw.asu.edu/2012/review). Proposals must include both a 50-word summary and a 300-word abstract.

Proposals must be received by 23:59:59 on May 1, 2012 (Eastern Daylight Time; UTC-0400). Proposals will be peer reviewed by a panel of experts. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by the end of May 2012.

For more information about SSSL 2012, please visit http://sslw.asu.edu/2012.

We look forward to receiving your proposal.

Tony Silva and Paul Kei Matsuda, Co-Founding Chairs

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