Taiane Malabarba is a Lecturer and Postdoc researcher in Interactional Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition in the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Potsdam, Germany. Her current work involves longitudinal and cross-sectional micro-analysis of foreign language talk-in-interaction in alternative learning settings (e.g. at the workplace) and through computer and smartphone applications (e.g. WhatsApp).