Avizia Y. Long

List of John Benjamins publications for which Avizia Y. Long plays a role.


Subjects Applied linguistics | Language acquisition | Language teaching | Multilingualism | Romance linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology


Gradoville, Michael, Mark Waltermire, Audrey Chery, Sofía Fernandez and Avizia Y. Long 2023 Intervocalic /ɡ/ realization in Border Uruguayan SpanishSpanish in Context 20:3, pp. 490–512 | Article
In Border Uruguayan Spanish, intervocalic voiced obstruents have been known to be produced as stops due to the variety’s contact with Portuguese. The present study investigates intervocalic /ɡ/ in a corpus of sociolinguistic interviews. Using an acoustic measure, a consonant-vowel intensity… read more
Zahler, Sara L., Avizia Y. Long and Bret Linford 2023 IntroductionStudy Abroad and the Second Language Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Variation in Spanish, Zahler, Sara L., Avizia Y. Long and Bret Linford (eds.), pp. 1–17 | Chapter
The present study examined individual patterns of use of variable Spanish copula choice by advanced-level Korean learners. Participants were nine native speakers of Korean enrolled in fourth-year Spanish courses at a South Korean university. To examine variable copula use, learners participated… read more
Given the notable increase in participation in short-term (e.g., eight weeks or less) study abroad, especially in the US, recent empirical work on the role of context in second language (L2) learning has sought to investigate the impact of a short-term stay abroad on language development. The… read more
In instructed second language (L2) settings, instructor-provided input is essential for learners’ interlanguage development. While some input is consciously modified by instructors to assist learners, much of instructors’ speech contains inherent linguistic variability mediated by linguistic,… read more
Long, Avizia Y., Kristopher Kyle and Graham Crookes 2020 Chapter 7. Navigating the academic job marketProfessional Development in Applied Linguistics: A guide to success for graduate students and early career faculty, Plonsky, Luke (ed.), pp. 79–98 | Chapter
An important goal for most PhD students is to procure gainful employment. Although PhD students receive a great deal of training in the areas of critiquing, conducting, and publishing research, the process of searching, applying for, and securing an academic job is one that is often shrouded in… read more
Geeslin, Kimberly L. †, Aarnes Gudmestad, Matthew Kanwit, Bret Linford, Avizia Y. Long, Lauren B. Schmidt and Megan Solon 2018 Chapter 1. Sociolinguistic competence and the acquisition of speakingSpeaking in a Second Language, Alonso, Rosa Alonso (ed.), pp. 1–24 | Chapter
In face-to-face spoken interactions, language learners must construct a meaningful message consistent with the L2 grammar, articulate it comprehensibly, and manage the aspects of oral communication that reflect speaker identity, interlocutor identities, and the characteristics of the… read more
Gurzynski-Weiss, Laura, Kimberly L. Geeslin †, Danielle Daidone, Bret Linford, Avizia Y. Long, Ian Michalski and Megan Solon 2018 Chapter 13. Examining multifaceted sources of input: Variationist and usage-based approaches to understanding the L2 classroomUsage-inspired L2 Instruction: Researched pedagogy, Tyler, Andrea E., Lourdes Ortega, Mariko Uno and Hae In Park (eds.), pp. 291–311 | Chapter
Input is a central, driving component in nearly all theories of second language acquisition, but little is known about the relationship between the instructor-provided input to which classroom second language learners are exposed and attested patterns of acquisition. Our study investigates this… read more
Gurzynski-Weiss, Laura, Kimberly L. Geeslin †, Avizia Y. Long and Danielle Daidone 2017 Chapter 10. Linguistic variation in instructor provision of oral inputExpanding Individual Difference Research in the Interaction Approach: Investigating learners, instructors, and other interlocutors, Gurzynski-Weiss, Laura (ed.), pp. 225–253 | Chapter
The current study examines the variable use of verbal subjects (e.g., explicit yo hablo vs. null hablo ‘[I] speak’), in oral production by five native-speaking instructors directed to Spanish foreign language (FL) learners in a university setting. Our data consisted of instructors’ oral… read more
Although the role of the instructor in classroom-based L2 pronunciation development has begun to receive attention in the empirical literature (e.g., Baker, 2011a, 2011b, 2014; Baldwin & Long, 2013; Buss, 2016; Couper, 2016; A. Y. Long, 2013), the extent to which the quantity and quality of… read more
Linford, Bret, Avizia Y. Long, Megan Solon, Melissa E. Whatley and Kimberly L. Geeslin † 2016 Lexical frequency and subject expression in native and non-native Spanish: A closer look at independent and mediating effectsSpanish Language and Sociolinguistic Analysis, Sessarego, Sandro and Fernando Tejedo-Herrero (eds.), pp. 197–216 | Article
This paper investigates the effect of lexical frequency on third-person subject form variation by native and highly-advanced non-native speakers of Spanish. In line with previous research, verb tokens which represented 1% or more of the total tokens were categorized as frequent whereas all others… read more
Geeslin, Kimberly L. † and Avizia Y. Long 2015 The development and use of the Spanish copula with adjectives by Korean-speaking learnersNew Perspectives on the Study of Ser and Estar, Pérez-Jiménez, Isabel, Manuel Leonetti and Silvia Gumiel-Molina (eds.), pp. 293–324 | Article
The current investigation explores the development and use of the Spanish copulas with adjectives by Korean-speaking learners. Twenty-three adult university-level Korean-speaking learners of Spanish in South Korea completed a sociolinguistic interview task, a background questionnaire, and a… read more