Section I: Principles of sociolinguistic variation and second language acquisition Section II: Approaches to the study of sociolinguistics and second language acquisition Section III: Implications of research on the acquisition of sociolinguistic competence in second languages
Kimberly L. Geeslin is Professor at Indiana University. She is the editor of The Handbook for Spanish Second Language Acquisition (2013) and has published research articles in Studies in Second Language Acquisition and Language Learning. Avizia Yim Long is a doctoral candidate in Hispanic linguistics at Indiana University. Her research interests include variationist second language acquisition-with particular attention given to Korean-speaking learners of Spanish-and sociolinguistics.