Paul Kei Matsuda

CFP: Participating in Academic Publishing: Consequences of Linguistic Policies and Practices

Call for Papers on Participating in Academic Publishing: Consequences of Linguistic Policies and Practices

Language Policy is planning a thematic issue on how policies at local, national, and transnational levels are enacting and enforcing the high status of English academic publishing and the impact of such policies on scholars and students, research and teaching, and institutional practices in different geographical contexts. English is often viewed as the lingua franca of scholarly publishing in many disciplines, particularly in the sciences and social sciences. The rise of English as the presumed global medium of scholarly publication has resulted in both obvious and less obvious consequences for individual scholars and for the enterprise of knowledge production. We invite empirical and theoretical papers that examine the effects and enactments of these policies and explore the consequences for knowledge making globally.

Deadline for abstracts: April 15, 2011

For consideration for this issue, please send an abstract of up to 300 words to Mary Jane Curry ( <> ), who will co-edit the issue with Theresa Lillis. For empirical papers, the abstract should identify the geolinguistic context of the research, the research question/focus, the theoretical framing, and a synopsis of findings. For theoretical papers, the abstract should describe the issue under consideration, the theoretical framing, and the conclusions to be drawn. If the abstract is accepted, you will be invited to submit a paper due January 1, 2012, which will undergo normal peer review procedures. The issue is scheduled for publication in early 2013. Language Policy is a peer-reviewed journal included in the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) database. For more information on the journal, please see: <>

CFP: 2011 Rhetoric Conference at Penn State

Call for Proposals (due February 15, 2011):  22nd Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition – Rhetoric and Writing Across Language Boundaries, July 10-12, 2011.  
Join your peers for the 22nd Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition <>, titled "Rhetoric and Writing across Language Boundaries."

This year's conference will focus on defining a multilingual rhetoric and writing practice. Featured speakers include leading scholars who address multilingualism in their research and scholarship.

The program committee invites proposals for papers focusing on the questions above, or on any subject that provides fresh perspectives on multilingualism in rhetoric and composition. As was the case in previous conferences, the papers presented in the conference will be considered for inclusion in a book to be published on this subject.

Submit carefully written abstracts (250 words) that include your name, paper title, professional affiliation, institution name, mailing address, preferred e-mail address and phone number, via e-mail attachment to <> .

Proposals are due February 15, 2011. For more information please visit our Call for Proposals page at <>

During April 2011 you will receive e-mail notification regarding acceptance of your abstract.

Please bookmark our Web site, <> , which will be updated in the future to contain all the conference information, including detailed schedule and online registration.

CFP: Conference on Genre Studies

Save the Dates! June 26-29, 2012

The 2012 International Conference on Genre Studies:
Rethinking Genre--Twenty Years Later
Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The conference aims to continue a long-running discussion that originated with the first international conference on genre studies, “Rethinking Genre,” organized by Aviva Freedman and Peter Medway and held at Carleton University in 1992.
The goal of the conference is to

  • create a dialogue among three prevalent traditions of genre studies: (a) English for Specific Purposes (ESP), (b) North American New Rhetoric Studies, and (c) Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics (the Sydney School);
  • present recent developments in each of these three traditions, with respect to writing in academic, workplace, and community settings;
  • explore convergences among the three traditions; and
  • provide a communicative space for discussion of other possible approaches to genre studies. 

The keynote speakers at the conference will be Jim Martin, Chuck Bazerman, David Russell, Cathy Schryer, Ken Hyland, and Vijay Bhatia.

Watch for our call for proposals in the spring of 2011.

Please send any questions you might have about the conference to this e-mail address:

The organizing group:

Natasha Artemeva                 
Jaffer Sheyholislami              
Graham Smart                        

ASU Applied Linguistics Students at AAAL and NAPAR

These doctoral students in ASU’s doctoral program in Applied Linguistics will be presenting at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) annual meeting in Chicago:

  • Eduardo H. Diniz de Figueiredo, paper "Portuguese only: A discourse analysis of Proposition 1676/1999 in Brazil."

  • Man-chiu Lin, paper “Asian marriage migrants mothering in their second language: Challenges and missed opportunities for heritage language maintenance in Asian transnational families.”

  • Lusia Nurani, poster “The effect of mother’s attitudes toward Indonesian in relation to children’s language shift from Indonesian to English.”

  • Matthew J. Hammill, Eduardo H. Diniz de Figueiredo, Daisy Fredricks, and Man-chiu Lin, paper “Pre-service teacher preparation in a restrictive language policy context: The case of Arizona."

Congratulations, everyone. See you in Chicago!

CFP: 2011 Symposium on Second Language Writing in Taiwan

Please circulate this call for papers widely. Proposals on any topic related to second language writing is welcome. (The theme is mostly for plenary speakers.)

Symposium on Second Language Writing 2011
Taipei, Taiwan, June 9-11, 2011

Call for Proposals

The 2011 Symposium Organizing Committee seeks proposals for 20-minute presentations that address various topics within the field of L2 writing—broadly defined. Any topic related to second language writing theory, research, or teaching is welcome; we especially welcome 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 nine Symposium iterations, we are interested in L2 writing issues in any second or foreign language for any age groups in personal, academic, professional an
d civic contexts. Given the theme of the Symposium, we particularly encourage proposals that address the issue of writing for scholarly publication from a critical perspective.

To submit your proposal, please use the online proposal submission form available at: . Proposals must include both an abstract (limited to 300 words, including references) and a proposal summary (50 words).

Proposals must be received by 23:59:59 on November 15, 2010 (Taipei Time; GMT+08:00). Proposals will be peer reviewed by a panel of experts. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by the end of December 2010.

For more information about SSLW 2011, please visit: .

We look forward to receiving your proposal!

Paul Kei Matsuda and Tony Silva, Chairs
Yichun Liu and Yuching Jill Yang, Associate Chairs
Wu-chang Vincent Cheng and Chiou-lan Chern, Local Chairs

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Position for Associate Professor Rhetoric and Composition

Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Composition  

The Department of English at Arizona State University (ASU) (  <> seeks associate professor and scholar-teacher in rhetoric and composition with  recognized body of scholarship related to curriculum development in rhetoric and writing appropriate to  rank.  The Rhetoric and Composition faculty contribute to realizing ASU’s profile as a New American University. Required: PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or related discipline; College-level teaching experience and student mentoring appropriate to rank; recognized body of scholarship in rhetoric/composition/writing appropriate to rank; established record in curriculum development for rhetoric/composition/writing relevant to upper-division undergraduate level; and evidence of department, college, community and/or professional service appropriate to rank. Desired: experience teaching upper division undergraduate and graduate courses in rhetoric and composition; experience and scholarship in writing program design or writing curriculum design and assessment; experience and scholarship related to online writing instruction, multi-media writing curricula, community-based writing curricula, and/or workplace writing curricula; demonstrated commitment to community engagement, place-based inquiry, and use-inspired research consistent with mission of a New American University. Teaching load 2/2 for track faculty with significant research agenda. Teaching opportunities are at undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD levels.

Applicants must send: Cover letter, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation electronically to: <>

Application Deadline (no faxes or e-mails): Deadline November 12, 2010; if not filled, then every Monday thereafter until search is closed.  Background check required for employment. ASU is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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The illustrated guide to a Ph.D.

The illustrated guide to a Ph.D.

Job Ad: Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Required: Ph.D. in applied linguistics, TESOL or closely related field by the time of appointment; university or college level teaching experience appropriate to rank; ability to develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in applied linguistics and TESOL; ability to advise master’s and doctoral students; and a demonstrated and compelling promise of ongoing, high-quality scholarship in any area of applied linguistics and TESOL.

Desired: Expertise in one or more of the following areas: sociocognitive SLA; corpus analysis; genre analysis; pedagogical grammar; qualitative research methodology; sociocultural theory; language testing.

Applicants must send: Cover letter, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation electronically to: (no faxes or e-mails).  

Application Deadline: All documents must be received by November 15, 2010; if not filled, then every Monday thereafter until the search is closed. All applications will be acknowledged. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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