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Numa Markee, Blissfully Emeritus

I spent many years working in the Dision of English as an International Language and later in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I taught a variety of courses in conversation analysis, second language acquisition, task based language teaching and language program administration.  In addition to writing many articles and book chapters on these topics, I have written two monographs (Managing Curricular Innovation, CUP, 1997; Conversation Analysis, Lawrence Erlbaum, 2000) and (co-)edited three more (The Handbook of Classroom Discourse and Interaction, Wiley-Blackwell, 2015; Conversation Analysis and Language Alternation [with Anna Filippi, John Benjamins, 2018; and [with Silvia Kunitz and Olcay Sert] Classroom-based Conversation Analytic Research: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives on Pedagogy, 2022). I have also guest edited special issues for TESOL Quarterly (Language in development, TESOL Quarterly, 2002, 36:3), The Modern Language Journal (Classroom Talks, Modern Language Journal, 2004, 88:4), The Annual Review of Applied Linguistics (Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, The use of technology for research and teaching in applied linguistics, 2007, 27), and the International Review of Applied Linguistics (with Junko Mori) (Language learning, cognition, and interactional practices.  International Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009, 47,1). I also acted as an English Language Specialist for the US Department of State, and conducted consultancies on ESL curriculum design and methodology in Chile, Brazil, Nepal and India, Thailand Laos, and another (on a freelance basis) on Conversation Analysis for the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain. Finally, I taught an invited 8 week course on Transcription in Multimodal Conversation Analysis at Stockholm University in 2016

And now to the good stuff: After retiring in 2015, I have concentrated on traveling, photography, cooking, photography and (more recently), on writing my linguistic and cultural autobiography, which is called Memoirs of a Cultural Mongrel.