Dr. Taiane Malabarba

 

Dept. of English and American Studies
Am Neuen Palais 10
Building 19, Room 1.29
14469 Potsdam, Germany

 

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Academic and Professional Background

Taiane holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Brazil). She was a visiting scholar at Penn State University in 2014 and Assistant Professor at Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos from 2015 to 2018. She is currently a lecturer and researcher at the chair Present-Day English Language and Linguistics. Her research concerns spoken and mediated interaction (instant messaging, video). Her main focus is on how foreign language speakers become more interactionally competent via engagement in interactions-for-learning in institutionalized and non-institutionalized environments. She uses methods from Conversation Analysis and Interactional Linguistics, complemented by work done within the fields of Ethnomethodology, Ethnography of communication, Linguistic Anthropology and Usage-based Linguistics. Among the practical implications of her research is the successful integration of new mediated forms of interaction into classroom language teaching.

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Areas of Research

  • Conversation Analysis
  • Interactional Linguistics
  • Ethnomethodology
  • Social interaction
  • Technology-mediated interaction
  • Second language acquisition
  • Additional language learning (L2/EFL/L+)
  • Classroom interaction
  • Usage-driven language learning
  • Language Teaching  
  • Language assessment
  • Teacher education
  • Language policy
  • Multimodality

Publications

Malabarba, T. (under review). Initiating actions in English-as-a-foreign-language text-based interaction.

Skogmyr Marian, K.; Malabarba, T.; Weatherall, A. (2021). Multi-unit turns that begin with a resaying of a prior speaker’s turn. Language and Communication 78, 77-87. Available online.

Nguyen, H.; Malabarba, T. (under contract). Developing Interactional Competence at the Workplace: Learning English as a Foreign Language on the Shop Floor. Under contract with Routledge (Second Language Studies series Ed. J. Hellermann and S. W. Eskildsen).

Malabarba, T.; Barth-Weingarten, D.; Betz, E. (2022 ant.). Assessing Interactional Competence: Between Description and Grading (Special Issue). Applied Pragmatics.

De Souza, J.; Malabarba, T.; Guimarães, A. M. (2020). Hold-ups in classroom interaction: The multiactivity of managing students' participation in a Brazilian primary school. Bulletin Suisse de Linguistique Appliquée111, 111–135. Available online.

Nguyen, H. & Malabarba, T. (2019). Conversation analytic perspectives on English language learning, teaching and testing in global contexts. Multilingual Matters.

Malabarba, T. (2019). 'In English, sorry': Participants' orientation to the English-only policy in beginning-level EFL classroom interaction. In: H. Nguyen & T. Malabarba (Eds.), Conversation analytic perspectives on English language learning, teaching and testing in global contexts. Multilingual Matters.

Malabarba, T. & Nguyen, H. (2019). Introduction: Using Conversation Analysis to understand the realities of English-as-a-Foreign-Language Learning, Teaching, and Testing. In: H. Nguyen & T. Malabarba (Eds.), Conversation analytic perspectives on English language learning, teaching and testing in global contexts. Multilingual Matters.

Sayer, P., Malabarba, T. & Moore, L. (2019). Teaching English in marginalized contexts: Constructing Relevance in an EFL Classroom in Rural Southern Mexico. In: H. Nguyen & T. Malabarba (Eds.), Conversation analytic perspectives on English language learning, teaching and testing in global contexts. Multilingual Matters.

Hall, J. K.; Malabarba, T.; Kimura, D. (2019). What’s Symmetrical?: A Teacher’s Cooperative Management of Learner Turns in a Read-Aloud Activity. In: J. K. Hall & S. Looney (Eds.), The Embodied Work of Teaching. Multilingual Matters.

Kimura, D., Malabarba, T. & Hall, J. K. (2018). Data collection considerations for classroom interaction research: A Conversation Analytic perspective. Classroom Discourse. Available online.

Malabarba, T. & Hall, J. K. (2017). Interaction and second language acquisition research: Interview with Joan Kelly Hall. Calidoscópio 15 (2). Available online.

Malabarba, T. (2016). O trabalho docente  e sua profissionalidade: do projeto de ensino às participações contingents. In: A. M. M. Guimarães, A. Carnin & D. Cafiero Bicalho (Eds.), Formação e trabalho docente: múltiplos olhares para o ensino de língua materna. Campinas: Pontes Editores.

Malabarba, T. & Guimarães, A. M. M. (2012). Precisa-se de um linguista: da relevância do analista da linguagem na compreensão do mundo do trabalho. Raído 6, 151-162.

Malabarba, T. & Guimarães, A. M. M. (2010). O agir docente em curso livre de língua estrangeira: que trabalho é esse? Glauks (UFV) 10, 271-295.

Teaching

Conversation analysis and second language acquisition
Text, discourse, communication
Usage-based theories for language learning
EFL learning and teaching
The analysis of text messaging
EFL use in the classroom and beyond
Introduction to linguistics