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Issue Brief: Second-Language Writing

Paul Kei Matsuda
Arizona State University

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

Relevant Organizations

American Association for Applied Linguistics

Conference on College Composition and Communication

European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing

Symposium on Second Language Writing

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Relevant Web Sites

Second Language Writing (Wikipedia)

CCCC Statement on Second Language Writing and Writers

Second Language Writing Interest Section at TESOL

Paul Kei Matsuda’s Website

Charles Nelson’s Website

Relevant Email Discussion Lists

SLWIS-L (Second Language Writing Interest Section List)



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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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