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Issue Brief: Second-Language Writing

Paul Kei Matsuda
Arizona State University
Paul.Matsuda@asu.edu

Second language writing is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry situated in various related fields, including rhetoric and composition, applied linguistics and TESOL. Within rhetoric and composition, the recognition of the multilingual reality of writing programs across North America and around the world has led to a growing interest in exploring the implications of language issues not only in specialized second language writing courses and programs but also in mainstream writing courses.  

Leading Journals

Journal of Second Language Writing  http://www.jslw.org

Relevant Organizations

American Association for Applied Linguistics  http://www.aaal.org

Conference on College Composition and Communication http://www.ncte.org/cccc/

European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing  http://www.eataw.eu

Symposium on Second Language Writing  http://sslw.asu.edu

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)  http://www.tesol.org

Relevant Web Sites

Second Language Writing (Wikipedia)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_language_writing

CCCC Statement on Second Language Writing and Writers  http://www.ncte.org/cccc/resources/positions/secondlangwriting

CCCC Committee on Second Language Writing  http://www.ncte.org/cccc/committees/secondlang

Second Language Writing Interest Section at TESOL  http://secondlanguagewriting.com/slwis/

Paul Kei Matsuda’s Website  http://matsuda.jslw.org

Charles Nelson’s Website http://secondlanguagewriting.com

Relevant Email Discussion Lists

SLWIS-L (Second Language Writing Interest Section List)  http://www.tesol.org/getconnected

SLW_CCCC http://www.ncte.org/cccc/committees/secondlang

EATAW-CONF http://www.listserv.hum.ku.dk/archives/eataw-conf.html

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Posted By: Anonymous User on 8/31/2011 10:38:58 AM

I would suggest adding the Journal of English for Academic Purposes to the list of key journals, as there are global conversations about second language writing going on.

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