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About John Hellermann

I'm interested in how a seemingly stable format for communication (language structures) are co-constructed in the process of organizing face-to-face human interactions. I use conversation analysis to show how that works. 

I have done research on the use of prosody to organize turn construction and discourse. More recently I have investigated how mundane social actions in classrooms are sites for language learning, the relationships between immigrant-learner identity and language learning, and how adults with little or no previous education learn language in a classroom setting.

Currently, I am involved in research on:

       -the reflexive relationship between reading talk-in-interaction
       -the relationship between gesture, prosody, and language structure
       -the relationship between gesture, reference, and language acquisition
       -the sequential structure of talk-in-interaction during augmented reality game playing
       -academic discourse and academic language socialization

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Portland State University Applied Linguistics
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http://web.pdx.edu/~jkh/

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