Second Language Writing

Series Editor
Paul Kei Matsuda
Arizona State University

Second language writing emerged in the late twentieth century as an interdisciplinary field of inquiry, and an increasing number of researchers from various related fields—including applied linguistics, communication, composition studies, and education—have come to identify themselves as second language writing specialists. The Second Language Writing series aims to facilitate the advancement of knowledge in the field of second language writing by publishing scholarly and research-based monographs and edited collections that provide significant new insights into central topics and issues in the field.

This Series seeks submissions that expand, refine or challenge the existing knowledge in the field by using various modes of inquiry, such as philosophical, historical, empirical (quantitative and qualitative) and narrative. Some of the possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • the nature, backgrounds, and characteristics of second or foreign language writing and writers;
  • issues in second language writing instruction, assessment, and program administration;
  • the experience of second language writers, writing teachers, and writing program administrators;
  • institutional policies, politics, and practices that affect second language writers;
  • instructional practices in various institutional and disciplinary contexts;
  • implications of technological innovations on second language writing;
  • the relevance of theories developed in other fields;
  • the definition and historical development of the field and its relationship with other fields; and
  • approaches to inquiry in studying second language writing and writers.

Manuscripts that explore the implications of second language writing issues in other related fields are also welcome.

Following the common practice in the field, submissions to this Series should follow the current APA style.

Submission and Contact Information

Queries should be directed to:

Paul Kei Matsuda
Arizona State University
Department of English
PO Box 871401
Tempe, AZ 85287-1401

For complete submission guidelines, see

Your proposal should outline the rationale and projected audience for the book and its relation to other books in the field; include the book's table of contents or a chapter outline, the estimated length and the timetable for completion, and the introduction and a sample chapter. Please also send the c.v. of the author or editor.

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