LINGUIST List 9.300

Sun Mar 1 1998

Confs: Symposium on Second Language Writing

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  1. Aya Matsuda, A Symposium on Second Language Writing

Message 1: A Symposium on Second Language Writing

Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 21:43:17 -0500 (EST)
From: Aya Matsuda <>
Subject: A Symposium on Second Language Writing

September 25-26, 1998
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana USA

PURPOSE: The purpose of this symposium is to bring together second
language writing researchers and teachers to discuss key issues and
future directions. You will have opportunities to

 * learn about the latest developments in the field
 * network with other researchers and teachers
 * share your own perspectives on various issues

SESSIONS: The symposium consists of keynote and focus sessions,
featuring internationally recognized experts in the field of second
language writing. In each of the six focus sessions, two speakers will
present their perspectives on such topics as theory, research,
instruction, assessment, politics, and articulation with other

In addition, a discussion session at the end of this two-day gathering
will provide an opportunity for all participants to continue ongoing
conversations, to reflect on and exchange insights gained, and to
consider future directions for the field of second language writing.

SPEAKERS: Diane Belcher, Sarah Benesch, Joan Carson, Ulla Connor,
Alister Cumming, Pat Currie, Lynn Goldstein, William Grabe, Barbara
Kroll, Ilona Leki, Liz Hamp-Lyons, Charlene Polio, Joy Reid, Terry
Santos, Trudy Smoke, and Carol Severino.

For registration information, contact:

 Barbara G. Tyner, Conference Coordinator
 Purdue University
 1586 Stewart Center, Room 116
 West Lafayette, IN 47907-1586 USA
 Phone: 765-494-2975 or 1-800-359-2968, ext. 92T
 Fax: 765-494-0567

For symposium information, contact:

 Tony Silva or Paul Kei Matsuda
 Department of English
 Purdue University
 West Lafayette, IN 47907-1356 USA
 Phone: 765-494-3769

Information is also available at the following URL: 

Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity institution.

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