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Numa Markee, Associate Professor of Linguistics, French, Italian, and SLATE

My home base at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the Department of Linguistics, where I teach courses in conversation analysis, second language acquisition, task based language teaching and language program administration.  My principal research interests are in ethnomethodological conversation analysis-for-second language acquisition (CA-for-SLA), discursive psychology, socially distributed cognition, classroom research, the uses of technology in applied linguistics research and ESL teaching, and the management of curricular innovation. 

In addition to writing many articles and book chapters on these topics, I have written two books (Managing Curricular Innovation, CUP, 1997; Conversation Analysis, Lawrence Erlbaum, 2000) and am currently working on a third (Handbook of Classroom Discourse and Interaction, Wiley-Blackwell, in progress). 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). 

Finally, I am an English Language Specialist for the US Department of State, and have conducted consultancies on ESL curriculum design and methodology in Chile, Brazil, Nepal and India, and another (on a freelance basis) on conversation Analysis for the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain.