Paul Kei Matsuda


Saturday, August 25, 2007

JACET Summer Seminar in Kusatsu

I just came back from Kusatsu Onsen, a famous spa resort in Gunma Prefecture. There, I attended Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET) Summer Seminar as one of the invited speakers along with Alister Cumming and Razika Sanaoui.

I had a great time at the four-day event. It was great to see some familiar faces--people who have been involved in the field of L2 writing for quite a while--and some people I had not previously met. Many of them said they were also coming to the Symposium on Second Language Writing in September. I was really excited to see that L2 writing has become a viable topic in Japan.

At the end of each day, we enjoyed various activities, including a concert, barbecue, outdoor foot baths and, of course, onsen. Some of us also stayed up late, enjoying ourselves in the lobby until 3 a.m.

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All in all, it was a great event--well organized and executed. I highly recommend it!


Sunday, August 19, 2007

2008 Symposium

The dates for the 2008 Symposium has been set. It will be on June 5-7, 2008 at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. More information will be available here.

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

David H. Russell Award

Sharon Crowley, my new colleague at Arizona State University, is the recipient of 2007 David H. Russell Award for her recent book, Toward a Civil Discourse: Rhetoric and Fundamentalism (2006). Congratulations, Sharon!

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Symposium Abstracts Now Available

Abstracts for concurrent sessions are now available online. Since the schedule of sessions is still tentative, abstracts are arranged in alphabetical order by title.

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Monday, August 06, 2007

バイリンガル・ブログ (Bilingual Blog)





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Thursday, August 02, 2007

WPA Best Article by Gail Shuck

I'm happy to report that Gail Shuck of Boise State University is the winner of the 2005-2006 Best Article Award for work published in Writing Program Administration.

The article was part of the special L2 writing issue of Writing Program Administration (Volume 30.1/2, Fall 2006) that I edited with Maria Fruit and Tarama Lee Burton Lamm.

Congratulations, Gail! Well deserved!

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Just when I finished migrating these lists to a new system, they had to upgrade the software and change the server, and the URLs for the subscription pages have changed. Here they are:

Journal of Second Language Writing Mailing List

Symposium on Second Language Writing Discussion List

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