Frederick Erickson

Professor Emeritus


Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1969

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Organization and conduct of face to face interaction
  • Sociolinguistic discourse analysis
  • Ethnographic research methods
  • Study of social interaction as a learning environment
  • Anthropology of education

Select Publications

Talk and social theory: Ecologies of speaking and listening in everyday life. Cambridge UK: Polity Press. 2004.

Culture in society and in educational practices. Revised chapter in J. Banks and C. M. Banks (eds.) Multicultural Education: Issues and perspectives. (5th edition) New York: John Wiley. 2004.

Origins: A brief intellectual and technical history of the emergence of multimodal discourse analysis. In P. Levine and R. Scollon (eds.) 2004.

Discourse and technology: Multimodal discourse analysis. Washington DC: Georgetown University Press. 2004.