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 .

Past conferences

SIG 12 Biennial Conference 2022

  • Theme: #right2write
  • Date: 20th - 22nd of June, 2022 (preceded by a research school from the 17th - 19th of June 2022)
  • Place: Umeå University, Sweden
  • Conference website

SIG 12 Biennial Conference 2018

  • Theme: 16th international conference of the EARLI special interest group on writing
  • Date: 29th - 31st of August, 2018 (preceded by a two-day research school)
  • Place: Antwerp & Ghent, Belgium
  • Conference website