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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR

Betsy Gilliland, University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA

Second Language Writing Interest Section Chair Betsy Gilliland provides an overview of the activities that the interest section had in the past 6 months and outlines future activities and opportunities to be involved in in our professional community. Read More

LETTER FROM THE EDITORS

Elena Shvidko, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA
Ilka Kostka, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

SLW News coeditors Elena Shvidko and Ilka Kostka welcome readers to the Fall 2019 issue and invite members to write for the newsletter. Read More

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EXPLORING AGENCY (AND MORE) AT THE UPCOMING 2019 SYMPOSIUM ON SECOND LANGUAGE WRITING

Katherine O'Meara, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, USA

This article previews plenary speakers, institute offerings, and other details for the 2019 Symposium on Second Language Writing. Held in mid-November in Tempe, Arizona, USA, the 2019 symposium centers around the theme of agency, a rich term sure to generate lively conversations among L2 writing scholars, teachers, students, and administrators. Read More

SCHOLARSHIP ON L2 WRITING IN 2018: THE YEAR IN REVIEW
Tony Silva, Yachao Sun, Kyle Lucas, Parva Panahi Lazajani, Qiusi Zhang, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

To help readers stay abreast of developments in second language (L2) writing, the authors present an overview and synthesis of more than 380 relevant publications that appeared in 2018. These include journal articles, edited volumes, monographs, and dissertations placed into six major categories: writer issues, reader concerns, textual elements, writing contexts, instructional matters, and assessment features. Read More

GRADUATE STUDENT SPOTLIGHTS: MARTA HALACZKIEWICZ

Marta Halaczkiewicz, Utah State University, Logan, UT

In this section edited by Elena Shvidko, we introduce you to a graduate student who is interested in online social spaces assisting English learners in learning a new language. Read More
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