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The underrepresented sibling of the Symposium on Second Language Writing—A report from Mainland China

Published on Apr 1, 2019in Journal of Second Language Writing 4.20
· DOI :10.1016/j.jslw.2019.03.006
Cong Zhang (SDU: Shandong University), Yue Chen (Purdue University), Junju Wang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(SDU: Shandong University)
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Abstract To address the lack of representation of second language writing (SLW) conferences other than the Symposium on Second Language Writing (SSLW), this short communication provides a report on the International Conference on Teaching and Researching EFL Writing in China (CEFLW) from historical, diachronic, and synchronic perspectives. Historically, we introduce CEFLW by tracing its history and describe CEFLW 2018 by reporting on the major topics of presentations. Diachronically, we compare CEFLW 2018 and CEFLW 2008 and examine the changes in this sibling of SSLW over a 10-year gap. Synchronically, we compare CEFLW 2018 and SSLW 2018 and illustrate that despite their differences, the co-existence of the conferences has expanded the territory of SLW research and facilitated the improvement of the teaching and learning of SLW. We conclude that CEFLW is an international platform for SLW scholars in China to interact among themselves and with scholars from abroad. Such communication can foster the development of SLW in Mainland China and promote academic exchange within the international field of SLW.
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(UA: University of Arizona),
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(Columbus State University)
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Christine M. Tardy15
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(UA: University of Arizona),
Erin Whittig1
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(UA: University of Arizona)
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Cong Zhang1
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(Purdue University),
Xun Yan4
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(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign),
Xiangdong Liu1
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Chuming Wang1
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(Guangdong University of Foreign Studies),
Min Wang1
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(Guangdong University of Foreign Studies)
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Diane Belcher16
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(GSU: Georgia State University)
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(UT: University of Tennessee),
Steven Accardi1
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Xiaoye You10
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(Purdue University)
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