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Symposium on Second Language Writing 2018

Symposium on Second Language Writing 2018

Simon Fraser University and
University of British Columbia

Vancouver, Canada
August 2-4, 2018


The 2018 Symposium on Second Language Writing seeks proposals for 20-minute presentations that address various topics within the field of L2 writing.

Any topic related to second language writing theory, research, teaching or program administration 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 “Multilingualism and Second Language Writing,” we particularly encourage proposals that address issues related multilingualism, bilingualism, and related concepts involving the uses and influences of multiple languages on L2 writing. Potential topics of interest could include, but are by no means limited to:

Proposals must include both a 50-word summary and a 500-word abstract. (References are not necessary; please keep in-text citations minimal.) Multiple submissions are allowed, but the same person cannot be listed as the first author for more than one proposal.

To submit your proposal, please use the online proposal submission form. Proposals must be received by December 15, 2017. Proposals will be peer reviewed by a panel of experts. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by February 28, 2018.

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