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Erickson, Frederick

  1. Alla V. Tovares

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0391

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Tovares, A. V. 2012. Erickson, Frederick. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Frederick D. Erickson is George F. Kneller Professor of Anthropology of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and an affiliated professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Erickson's work has made significant contributions to the theory and methodology of applied linguistics, especially in the areas of ethnography, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics. Erickson has explored face-to-face interaction in institutional and familial settings and has an impressive research and publication record. Through the lens of microethnography, Erickson has advanced conceptualizations of listenership as a type of active engagement in interaction and has worked extensively on the musicality of speech. He pioneered multimodal discourse analysis, linked analysis of talk with social theory, and fostered interdisciplinary research and practice.


  • language and social interaction;
  • linguistic anthropology;
  • sociolinguistics