Department of Linguistics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Numa P. Markee PhD

Professor Emeritus of Linguistics
Associate Professor of Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education
Spanish and Portuguese
Advisor for Language Learning and SLATE, Associate Professor of French and Italian

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  • Markee, Numa . Conversation Analysis. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2000.
  • Managing Curricular Innovation. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Journal Articles

  • Markee, Numa, and Mi-Suk Seo. "Learning talk analysis." International Review of Applied Linguistics 47.1 (2009): 37-63.
  • Mori, Junko, and Numa Markee. "Introduction: Language learning, cognition, and interactional practices." International Review of Applied Linguistics 47.1 (2009):
  • Markee, Numa. "Toward a learning behavior tracking methodology for CA-for-SLA." Applied Linguistics 29 (2008): 404-427.
  • Markee, Numa, and Jon Stansell. "Using electronic publishing as a resource for increasing empirical and interpretive accountability in conversation analysis." Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 27 (2007): 24-44.
  • Markee, Numa. "Zones of interactional transition." Modern Language Journal 88.4 (2004): 583-596.
  • Markee, Numa, and Gabriele Kasper. "Classroom talks: An introduction." Modern Language Journal 88.4 (2004): 491-500.
  • Markee, Numa. "SLA research: A resource for changing teachers' professional cultures? ." Modern Language Journal 81.1 (1997): 80-93.
  • Markee, Numa. "Teachers' answers to students' questions: Problematizing the issue of making meaning." Issues in Applied Linguistics 6.2 (1995): 63-92.

Book Contributions

  • Markee, Numa. "Invitation talk." Language Learning and Teaching as Social Inter-action. Ed. Zhu Hua, Paul Seedhouse, Li Wei, and Vivan Cook. Basingstoke: Palgrave-McMillan, 2007. 42-57.
  • Markee, Numa. "A conversation analytic perspective on the role of quantification and generalizability in second language acquisition. ." Inference and generalizability in Applied Linguistics. Ed. Michele Chalhoub-Deville, Carol Chapelle, and Patricia Duff. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2006. 135-164.
  • Markee, Numa. "Conversation analysis for second language acquisition." Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning. Ed. Eli Hinkel . Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005.
  • Markee, Numa. "Conversation analysis: Issues and problems." Encyclopedia of applied linguistics. Norwell, MA: Springer, 2005. 355-374.
  • Markee, Numa. "A conversation analytic perspective on off-task classroom talk: Implications for second language acquisition studies." Applying conversation analysis. Ed. Keith Richards and Paul Seedhouse. Basingstoke: Palgrave-McMillan, 2005. 187-213.
  • Markee, Numa. "Toward an ethnomedological respecification of SLA studies.." Research Methodology in Second Language Acquisition. Ed. Andrew Cohen, Susan Gass, and Elaine Tarone. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1994. 89-116.

Special Issue of a Journal

  • Mori, Junko, and Numa Markee. Language learning, cognition, and interactional practices. Spec. iss. of International Review of Applied Linguistics 47 (2009):
  • Markee, Numa. The use of technology for research and teaching in applied linguistics. Spec. iss. of Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 27 (2007):
  • Classroom Talks. Spec. iss. of Modern Language Journal 88.4 (2004):
  • Markee, Numa. Language in development. Spec. iss. of TESOL Quarterly 36.3 (2002):