MO Webinar #1

About this talk

One of the popular moves for establishing a “gap” in research is to identify a neglected question, topic, perspective, or population. While it would be nice to get other researchers (and the public’s) attention, getting too much attention can also create different kinds of problems. In this session, the presenter—an established scholar in applied linguistics and writing studies—will discuss the history of his efforts to get all writing teachers and researchers (not just those who are specializing in L2 writing specifically) to language issues, and how the development has taken an unexpected turn. The session will be highly interactive based on the participants’ reading of the reading materials provided as well as their experience or questions with similar situations. 

Dr. Paul Kei Matsuda is Professor of English and Director of Second Language Writing at Arizona State University, where he works with doctoral students specializing in second language writing. He has been an advocate of language issues in writing studies and of writing issues in language studies, and has numerous publications on these and other related issues. Paul is former President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics and the founding chair of the Symposium on Second Language Writing. He is also the editor of Parlor Press Series on Second Language Writing.

April 01, 2021

12:00-1:15 PM HST

To maximize your interaction with the speaker and your experience with this webinar, Dr. Paul Kei Matsuda is generous to make the following readings available. Please download and read them before the webinar.

The MO team also prepared a summary for webinar which you can view using the following link

Multiʻōlelo Webinar Series 2021 in Language Research Communication is financially supported by the UH SEED IDEAS. This webinar is hosted by the Thursday Brownbag Lecture Series, Department of Second Language Studies, UHM. We would like to express our thanks to Dr. Nicole Ziegler and Ms. Sunhee Kim Fujii for their support.