Department of Linguistics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Dr. Numa P. Markee PhD

Professor Emeritus of Linguistics
Associate Professor of Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education

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    Dept. of Linguistics, MC-168
    707 South Mathews Avenue
    Urbana, IL 61801

    Office: 3056 Foreign Languages Bldg.
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  • Markee, Numa . Conversation Analysis. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2000.
  • Managing Curricular Innovation. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Books Edited

  • The Handbook of Classroom Discourse and Interaction. Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.

Journal Articles

  • Mori, Junko, and Numa Markee. "Introduction: Language learning, cognition, and interactional practices." International Review of Applied Linguistics 47.1 (2009):
  • Markee, Numa, and Mi-Suk Seo. "Learning talk analysis." International Review of Applied Linguistics 47.1 (2009): 37-63.
  • 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, and Gabriele Kasper. "Classroom talks: An introduction." Modern Language Journal 88.4 (2004): 491-500.
  • Markee, Numa. "Zones of interactional transition." Modern Language Journal 88.4 (2004): 583-596.
  • 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. "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. "Conversation analysis: Issues and problems." Encyclopedia of applied linguistics. Norwell, MA: Springer, 2005. 355-374.
  • 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. "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):