Conversation Analysis for Second Language Acquisition and beyond: An interview with Numa P. Markee


  • Natalia Evnitskaya Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


Professor Numa P. Markee is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States) where he teaches courses in Conversation Analysis, Second Language Acquisition, Task Based Language Teaching and in Language Program Administration. His principal research interests are in the area of ethnomethodological Conversation Analysis applied to 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 numerous journal articles and book chapters on CA-for-SLA – the main topic of the present interview – Prof. Markee has also published a book Conversation Analysis (2000). The interview took place in January 2012 on the occasion of a series of conferences and workshops on Conversation Analysis carried out by Prof. Markee at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) within the MA programme in Research on Language and Literature Education and as guest of the research group GREIP,



Interview, CA-for-SLA

Author Biography

Natalia Evnitskaya, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Natalia Evnitskaya works as a teacher educator and a junior researcher at the Department of Language and Literature Education, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain). She is a member of the Research Group on Plurilingual Interaction and Teaching (GREIP) and of the Action-Research Collaborative Team CLIL-SI which runs school-university partnership projects for the promotion of plurilingual education in inclusive classrooms. She has participated in several research projects on CLIL funded by the Spanish and Catalan governments and published various papers on the topic. Her main research interests are Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), classroom interaction, foreign language teaching and learning, innovative approach to teacher education, Conversation Analysis, Multimodal Analysis.




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