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Joan Kelly Hall

Joan Kelly Hall

Professor of Applied Linguistics

Director, Center for Research on English Language Learning and Teaching

207 Sparks Building
Office Phone: (814) 865-4982

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY New York 

Areas of Specialization

  • Interactional Foundations of L2 Teaching and Learning
  • Classroom Discourse
  • Conversation Analysis
  • Language Identity

Recent Courses

  • APLNG 586 Analyzing Classroom Discourse
  • APLNG 597 Language and Identity

Selected Publications


Hall, J. K. (2012). Teaching and researching: Language and culture. (2nd ed.) London: Routledge. 

Hall, J. K., Hellermann, J., & Doehler, S. P. (Eds). (2011). L2 Interactional competence and development. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. 

Hall, J. K. (2005). Teaching and researching language and culture. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.

Hall, J. K., Vitanova. G., Marchenkova, L. (Eds.). (2004) Dialogue with Bakhtin on second and foreign language learning: New perspectives. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Hall, J. K. (2002) Methods for teaching foreign languages: Creating a community of learners in the classroom. Columbus, OH: Prentice Hall.


Hall, J. K., & Smotrova, T. (2013). Teacher self-talk: Interactional resource for managing instruction and eliciting empathy. Journal of Pragmatics, 47, 75-92.

Rine, E., & Hall, J. K. (2011). Becoming a teacher: Changing participant frameworks in international teaching assistant (ITA) discourse. In J. K. Hall, J. Hellermann, & S. P. Doehler (Eds). Interactional competence and development (pp. 244-xxx). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Hall, J. K. (2010). Language learning as discursive practice. In L. Wei & V. Cook (Eds.), Contemporary applied linguistics: Vol 1. Language teaching and learning (pp. 256-273). London: Continuum.

Hall, J. K. (2009). Interaction as method and result of language learning. Language Teaching, 43, 1-14.

Hall, J. K. (2007). The devil’s in the details: A response to Seedhouse. The Modern Language Journal, 91, 533-535.

Hall, J. K. (2007). Redressing the roles of correction and repair in research on SLA. The Modern Language Journal, 91, 510-525.

Hall, J. K., Cheng, A., & Carlson, M. (2006). Reconceptualizing multicompetence as a theory of language knowledge. Applied Linguistics, 27, 220-240.

Hall, J.K. (2004). Language learning as an interactional achievement. The Modern Language Journal, 88, 606-612.