LINGUIST List 7.471

Thu Mar 28 1996

Calls: Second Language Writing

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  1. "Alasdair Archibald", Second Language Writing

Message 1: Second Language Writing

Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 09:02:20 GMT
From: "Alasdair Archibald" <AALANG.SOTON.AC.UK>
Subject: Second Language Writing

Second Language Acquisition and Writing: A multi-disciplinary approach

University of Southampton 11-12th July, 1996

The Centre for Language in Education at the University of Southampton, in 
association with the British Association for Applied Linguistics and Cambridge 
University Press, invites those interested in writing in a second language to 
participate in a seminar concerned with second language acquisition and 

There is a need in the study of second language writing to bring together 
different perspectives from fields such as psychology, discourse analysis, and 
classroom research, which tend to be separated in the literature. The seminar 
will look at the acquisition of writing in a second language from a number of 
these perspectives. These will range from studies of cognitive processes 
involved in second language writing, to interlanguage, to meta-linguistic studies 
of writing. The programme will include research papers and symposia on topics 
related to writing in a second language.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Alister Cumming, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Title: "Building Models of Adult ESL/EFL Writing Instruction."

The seminar is open to all those who have a professional research interest in 
writing in a second language. It will cover one and a half days, commencing 
lunchtime on the first day, and continuing until 4 p.m. on the second. Sessions 
will be held covering topics related to applied linguistics, learning, teaching, and 
writing processes. Conference attendance is restricted to 25 delegates.

Seminar participants are invited to give a presentation in one of the following 
Oral presentations (45 minutes)
Shorter reports of work in progress (20 minutes)
Poster presentations

For Further Information, contact:
Dr. Alasdair Archibald
The Language Centre
University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ
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