SIG 12 - Writing


Eva Lindgren

Umea University, Sweden

Guido Nottbusch

University of Potsdam, Germany

Peter Falmann

PH Luzern, Switzerland

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 facilitities. Among the most important acitivities of SIG writing are publications on many topics related to the scientific study of writing. These include the Journal of Writing Research ( ), our publication archive (
and the book series "Studies in Writing". For more information, see .


SIG 12 Biennial Conference

Challenge writing, embrace creativity
Wednesday August 29th – Friday August 31st 2018 (Preceded by a three day Research School at Ghent University)
University of Antwerp, Belgium