Carol Severino, Professor of Rhetoric, will examine word choice e!Tors in second language (L2) writing in the writing center and in her own L2 writing. First, by combining methods of two previous vocabulary studies, she will identify and classify word choice errors in English drafts by three Chinese students whom she will also interview. Second, following from two previous language self-studies, she will identify and classify word choice errors in her Spanish writing. These studies will result in conference presentations and two published essays. The third pmi of the project is a travel essay on miscommunication that she will write in summer, 2014.