I am an Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Department of English Language Teaching, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey and the director of HUMAN (Hacettepe University Micro-Analysis Network) Research Centre . I previously worked at the Centre de linguistique appliquée, Université de Neuchâtel as a postdoctoral researcher and at Kırıkkale University as an English language instructor.

My main aim as a researcher is to contribute to the fields of conversation analysis, CALL, TBLT, and language teacher education. My research draws on conversation analysis for L2 learning especially in online task-oriented settings and computer assisted language learning.

I am also the recipient of the Best PhD Presentation Award given in memory of Jaclyn Ng Shi Ing at the 17th International CALL Conference, Tarragona, Spain. My papers appeared in Computer Assisted Language Learning, ReCALL, Language Learning & Technology (Qualitative CALL special issue), Journal of Pragmatics (Microanalysis of Online Data special issue), Text & Talk, and Learning, Culture, and Social Interaction.  I also gave some presentations and contributed to international research projects.

Here are some selected papers:

Balaman, U. & Sert, O. (2017). The Coordination of Online L2 Interaction and Orientations to Task Interface for Epistemic Progression. Journal of Pragmatics, 115, 115-129.

Balaman, U. & Sert, O. (2017). Development of L2 Interactional Resources for Online Collaborative Task Accomplishment. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 30(7), 601-630.

Sert, O. & Balaman, U. (2018). Orientations to negotiated language and task rules in online L2 interaction. ReCALL

Balaman, U. (2018). Task-induced development of hinting behaviors in online L2 task-oriented interaction. Language Learning & Technology, 22(2), 95–115. 

Skogmyr Marian, K. & Balaman, U. (2018). L2 interactional competence and its development: An overview of conversation analytic research on interactional change over time. Language & Linguistics Compass.

Balaman, U. (2019). Sequential organization of hinting in online task-oriented L2 interaction. Text & Talk39(4), 511-534.

Kardaş İşler, N., Balaman, U., & Şahin, A. E. (2019). The interactional management of learner initiatives in social studies classroom discourse. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction.



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Hacettepe Universitesi, Beytepe Kampusu, Egitim Fakultesi, B-Blok, Oda:307, 06800, Çankaya, Ankara/TURKEY