SIG 12 - Writing

MISSION STATEMENT


SIG Writing aims to provide a forum for exchange of ideas about writing and promoting research collaboration between writing researchers from different countries as well as from different disciplines, such as education, psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, computer science, literary studies and rethorics. Examples of topics we deal with are:

  • the cognitive, social and developmental processes involved in writing,
  • the functions of writing in different social and institutional contexts,
  • the design of writing instruction in various educational settings.

Our activities include writing-related publications, conferences and information facilities. Among the most important activities of SIG writing are publications on many topics related to the scientific study of writing. These include the Journal of Writing Research (http://jowr.org/), our publication archive (http://www.sigwritingpublications.org/) and the book series "Studies in Writing".

Memorandum

You can either download the Memorandum in pdf format or look at it in google docs (contact us if you want editing permisson).

COORDINATORS


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Teresa Limpo

Teresa Limpo

University of Porto, Portugal

tlimpo@fpce.up.pt

SIG Coordinator 2019-2023

Guido Nottbusch

Guido Nottbusch

University of Potsdam, Germany

gnott@uni-potsdam.de

SIG Coordinator 2017-2021

Peter Falmann

Peter Falmann

University of Koblenz, Germany

falmann@uni-koblenz.de

JURE Coordinator 2017-2019

PREVIOUS COORDINATORS

Pietro Boscolo (Italy)
Michel Fayol (France)
Thomas Jechle (Germany)
Gert Rijlaarsdam (Netherlands)
Eric Esperét (France)
Liliana Tolchinsky (Spain)
David Galbraith (United Kingdom)
Linda Allal (Switzerland)
Joachim Grabowski (Germany)

PREVIOUS COORDINATORS

Åsa Wengelin (Sweden)
Denis Alamargot (France)
Barbara Arfé (Italy)
Rui A. Alves (Portugal)
Vincent Connelly (United Kingdom)
Teresa Limpo, JURE coordinator (Portugal)
Eva Lindgren (Sweden)

CONFERENCES


UPCOMING CONFERENCES

EARLI 2019 Aachen, Germany

SIG Writing Invited Symposium "WRITING RESEARCH FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES": Tuesday, August 13th, 13:45 - 15:15, Lecture Hall - H07
SIG Writing Business Meeting: Tuesday, August 13th, 18:15 - 19:15
SIG Writing Dinner: Tuesday, August 13th, 20:00 - ?
EARLI Members Meeting: Wednesday, August 14th, 17:15 - 18:45

SIG Writing 2020 Umeå, Sweden

Theme: #right2write
http://www.sigwriting2020.se
deadline for abstracts: 15 September
Dates: 15 - 17 June 2020 (preceded by a research school on 13 and 14 June 2020)
Place: Umeå University, Sweden

 

PREVIOUS CONFERENCES

SIG Writing 2018 Antwerp & Ghent, Belgium

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The 16th SIG Writing conference was held at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. It was preceded by a two-day Research School at Ghent University on writing research for PhD candidates and other junior researchers.

The SIG Writing conference and the Research School were organized by writing researchers from three universities: Ghent University, University of Antwerp and University of Leuven. Sarah Bernolet, Mariëlle Leijten and Iris Schrijver (University of Antwerp). Have a look at the Conference Programme (Full) or the Conference Programme (Overwiew).

 

SIG Writing 2016 Liverpool, United Kingdom

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The 15th SIG Writing conference was held at Liverpool Hope University (UK). It was preceded by a two-day Research School on writing research for PhD candidates and other junior researchers, which was supported by the COST Action IS1401ELN.

The SIG Writing conference and the Research School were organized by Lorna Bourke and Simon Davies and their teams. Click to access the Conference Handbook.

 

SIG Writing 2014 Amsterdam & Utrecht, The Netherlands

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The 14th SIG Writing conference was held at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It was preceded by a two-day Research School on writing research for PhD candidates and other junior researchers at Utrecht University.

The SIG Writing conference and the Research School were organized by Gert Rijlaarsdam and Huub van den Bergh and their teams. Click to access the original programs of the conference and of the research school.

 

SIG Writing 2012 Porto, Portugal

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The 13th SIG Writing conference was held at the University of Porto, in Portugal.

It was organized by Rui A. Alves and his team. Click to access the Conference Program and the Book of Abstracts.

 

SIG Writing 2010 Heidelberg, Germany

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The 12th SIG Writing conference was held at the University of Education in Heidelberg, Germany.

It was organized by Joachim Grabowski and his team. Click to access the original program and the Book of Abstracts.

 

SIG Writing 2008 Lund, Sweden

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The 11th SIG Writing conference was held at the University of Lund, Sweden.

It was organized by Åsa Wengelin and her team. Click here for the original program and the Book of Abstracts.

 

SIG Writing 2006 Antwerp, Belgium

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The 10th SIG Writing conference was held at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

It was organized by Luuk van Waes and his team. Click for a brief report of the conference and for the original program.

 

SIG Writing 2004 Geneva, Switzerland

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The 9th International conference of the EARLI SIG Writing was held at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

It was organized by Linda Allal and Bernard Schneuwly. All papers of the proceedings have been uploaded to the SIG Writing publication server from where everybody has open access to them.
Click for a look at the original program.

 

SIG Writing 2002 Stafford, United Kingdom

The 8th Conference of SIG Writing was held in Stafford, United Kingdom.

It was organized by David Galbraith and Mark Torrance. A selection of papers appeared in 2007 in a volume of the Studies in Writing series.

 

SIG Writing 2000 Verona, Italy

The 7th Conference of SIG Writing was held in Verona, Italy.

It was organized by Bianca Di Bernardi. Click for a look at the original program.

 

SIG Writing 1998 Poitiers, France

The 6th Conference of SIG Writing 1998 was held in Poitiers, France.

For selected papers of the conference, see M.-F. Crété & E. Espéret (Eds.). (1999). Writing and learning to write at the dawn of the 21st century. Proceedings. Poitiers: Universität, LaCo – CNRS.

 

SIG Writing 1996 Barcelona, Spain

The 5th Conference of SIG Writing was held in Barcelona, Spain.

Papers from a CD-ROM publication after the conferences are retrievable from the SIG Writing Publications and archive server.

 

SIG Writing 1994 Utrecht, The Netherlands

The 4th Conference of SIG Writing was held in Utrecht, Netherlands, together with the 7th European Conference on Writing and Computers.

A selection of papers appeared in volumes of the Studies in Writing series.

 

SIG Writing 1992 Freiburg, Germany

The 3rd Conference of SIG Writing was held in Freiburg, Germany.

For selected papers of the conference, see G. Eigler & T. Jechle (Eds.) (1994). Writing: Current trends in European research. Freiburg: Hochschulverlag. All papers from this publication are retrievable from the SIG Writing Publications and archive server.

 

SIG Writing 1991 Paris, France

The 2nd Conference of SIG Writing was held in Paris, France.

 

SIG Writing 1988 Padova, Italy

The 1st Conference of SIG Writing was held in Padova, Italy.

For selected papers of the conference, see P. Boscolo (Ed.). (1989). Writing: Trends in European Research. Padova: UPSEL Editore.

NEWSLETTERS


Current Newsletter

EARLI SIG 12 Newsletter 2018

Previous Newsletters

Click any of the images to download the previous newsletters.

EARLI SIG Writing Newsletter 2017
2017
EARLI SIG Writing Newsletter 2015-2
2015.2
EARLI SIG Writing Newsletter 2015-1
2015.1
EARLI SIG Writing Newsletter 2014-3
2014.3
EARLI SIG Writing Newsletter 2014-2
2014.2
EARLI SIG Writing Newsletter 2014-1
2014.1
EARLI SIG Writing Newsletter 2013-3
2013.3
EARLI SIG Writing Newsletter 2013-2
2013.2
EARLI SIG Writing Newsletter 2013-1
2013.1
EARLI SIG Writing Newsletter 2012-3
2012.3
EARLI SIG Writing Newsletter 2012-2
2012.2
EARLI SIG Writing Newsletter 2012-1
2012.1
EARLI SIG Writing Newsletter 2010-2
2010.2
EARLI SIG Writing Newsletter 2010-1
2010.1

PUBLICATIONS


The stimulation, introduction and edition of publications on many topics related to the scientific study of writing is among the most important activities of the SIG Writing group. These include the SIG Writing prepublication and archive site, a collection of the proceedings from successful SIG Writing conferences, the acclaimed Studies in Writing book series, and the on-line journal Journal of Writing Research.

Studies in Writing book series

In 1994, SIG Writing decided to initiate a book series on Writing Research to create a forum for writing research, which was lacking at that time. Members of the SIG Writing formed the “Studies in Writing” editorial board, and the SIG coordinators, Gert Rijlaarsdam and Eric Espéret acted as series editors.

Books in this series include edited volumes and research monographs. The initial volumes were published by Amsterdam University Press (1-6), then moved to Kluwer Academic Publishers/Springer (7-16), then passed to Elsevier (17-21), who then sold the portfolio to Emerald (22-26). As of Volume 27, Brill acquired the Studies in Writing series and is the current publisher.

Click here to visit the current portfolio at Brill and here to access Studies in Writing's current catalog.

Current Series Editors are Raquel Fidalgo from the Area of Developmental and Educational Psychology of the University of León (rfidr@unileon.es) and Thierry Olive from the Research Center on Cognition and Learning of the National Center for Scientific Research-CNRS (thierry.olive@univ-poitiers.fr).

Journal of Writing Research

Journal of Writing Research is an international peer-reviewed on-line journal, freely accessible for all. The journal started in 2008 and originated from the initiative of several SIG Writing members who significantly contribute to the editorial work. The current editors of the journal are Luuk van Waes (University of Antwerp, Belgium), Gert Rijlaarsdam (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Mark Torrance (Nottingham Trent University, UK), Charles MacArthur, University of Delaware, USA, and Montserrat Castelló, Ramon Llull University, Spain

You can register for the journal's alert service at www.jowr.org.

The table of contents of the current issue is available here.

INITIATIVES


SIG Writing National Initiatives

Starting this 2013 and with a special focus on the odd years, we’ll promote the organization of SIG Writing related national events. National writing related events such as conferences, training schools, local diffusion of outcomes from writing research, workshops or media events are among the national initiatives which we would like to support.

2015

Poitiers, France, July 1-3, 2015, 2015
Writing Word(s) Workshop
Visit this SIG Writing National event's website.
Organizer: The Writing Group of the Centre for Research on Cognition and Learning (CNRS & University of Poitiers)

2014 / 2013

Aveiro, Portugal, July 4-6, 2013
V Encontro Internacional de Reflexão sobre a Escrita - Protextos: um Projeto para o Ensino, Formação e Aprendizagem da Produção Textual [Fifth meeting on writing reflection – Protextos: A Project for Teaching, Training and Learning Textual Production]
Visit this SIG Writing National event's website.
Organizer: Luísa Álvares Pereira, University of Aveiro

Poitiers, France, July 8-12, 2013
Training School on the Dynamics of Writing: A Pluridisciplinary Approach
Visit this SIG Writing National event's website.
Organizer: Thierry Olive, University of Poitiers

Antwerp, Belgium, April 2014
Keystroke Logging Training School 2014
Visit this SIG Writing National event's website.
Organizers: Mariëlle Leijten and Luuk van Waes, University of Antwerp

MAILING LIST


Mailing List access

At the moment, a SIG-specific sign-up via EARLI.org is not yet supported (but will be in the near future). In order to be added to the SIG Writing Mailing List you've got three options:

  1. You become a member of EARLI and subscribe to SIG Writing. In this case you will be added automatically.
  2. You can sign up for the newsletter via this website (at the bottom of this page) and select up to five fields of interest: Newsletter, Job Announcements, Special Interest Groups, Calls and Funding. Choose (at least) Special Interest Groups (you'll get news from every SIG, though).
  3. You write an email to Guido Nottbusch (gnott@uni-potsdam.de) and ask to be added to the SIG Writing Mailing List. In this case you'll only get the SIG Writing mails but won't be able to update your preferences, except for unsubscribing, of course.

The old Mailing List at JISCMAIL will not be used any more in the future but will be kept as an archive. The EARLI SIG Writing Mailing List is fully GDPR compliant (see: Privacy Policy).