Marta Antón



Marta Antón (Ph.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst) is currently editor-in-chief of The Modern Language Journal.  She also serves as editorial board member for Language Teaching (Cambridge University Press), and Language and Sociocultural Theory (Springer). Antón is Professor Emerita of Spanish in the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). She has served as associate dean for academic programs, chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures, and director of the Program in Spanish at IUPUI. 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. Publications include a book on language assessment (Arco Libros, 2013), a co-authored book on 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, 2022), 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 numerous 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, Communication and Medicine, The Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization, etc.