Marta Antón (Ph.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst) is Professor of Spanish and Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). She is also Editor-in-Chief of The Modern Language Journal (Wiley) and holds an appointment as Research Fellow at the Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication. Antón has served as Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures, Associate Director of the Spanish Resource Center, Director of the Program in Spanish at IUPUI, President and Vice-president of the Indiana Chapter of the America Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, and examiner for the international language proficiency test, Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE). She has conducted research on sociocultural approaches to classroom interaction and dynamic assessment, on health discourse, and Spanish sociolinguistics, particularly in the area of language contact. She is also editorial board member for two journals in the field od second language teaching and learning, Language Teaching (Cambridge University Press), and Language and Sociocultural Theory (Springer).
Antón has been the recipient of several honors and awards, including the Cross of King Alfonso X for merit in education (Ministry of Education of Spain, 2019), Teacher of the Year awards by Indiana Foreign Language Teachers’ Association (2001) and Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (2001), service award by the Indiana Network for Early Language Learning (2005), and Outstanding Faculty Award by the School of Liberal Arts, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (2013).
PhD University of Massachusetts-Amherst
MA University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Licenciatura University of Oviedo
Acquisition of Spanish as a Second Language, Methods of Teaching Spanish, Sociolinguistics, Spanish Linguistics
Métodos de evaluación de ELE (Arco Libros, 2013), Understanding patients’ voices. A multi-method approach to health discourse (John Benjamins, 2015), book chapters on sociocultural theory and on assessment in The Routledge Handbook of Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Development (2018), The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Language Teaching (2018), The Handbook of Classroom Discourse and Interaction (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), The Routledge Handbook of Hispanic Applied Linguistics (2014), and The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing (2012), Spanish Second Language Acquisition: The State of the Science (Georgetown University Press 2003), Teachers’ roles in second language learning: Classroom applications of sociocultural theory (Information Age Publishing 2012), and articles in academic journals such as International Journal of Applied Linguistics, Language Teaching, Foreign Language Annals, The Modern Language Journal, The Canadian Modern Language Review, Hispania, Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana, Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada, Estudios de Lingüística, Communication and Medicine, The Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization, etc.
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Teacher of the Year awards by Indiana Foreign Language Teachers’ Association (2001) and Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (2001), service award by the Indiana Network for Early Language Learning (2005), Outstanding Faculty Award by the School of Liberal Arts, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (2013), and Cross of King Alfonso X for merit in education (Ministry of Education of Spain, 2019).
Second language learning and teaching; sociocultural theory; classroom and program assessment; Hispanic sociolinguistics