1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Sociolinguistics

Edited By Kimberly Geeslin Copyright 2022
    464 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This state-of-the-art volume offers a comprehensive, accessible, and uniquely interdisciplinary examination of social factors’ role in second language acquisition (SLA) through different theoretical paradigms, methodological traditions, populations, contexts, and language groups. Top scholars from around the world synthesize current and past work, contextualize the central issues, and set the future research agenda on second language variation, including languages studied or taught less commonly. This will be an indispensable resource to scholars and advanced students of SLA, applied linguistics, education, and other fields interested in the social aspects of language learning in research practice and instruction.

    IntroductionKimberly Geeslin

    Part I: Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations in the Study of Second Language Acquisition and Sociolinguistics


    1. Variationist Approaches to Second Language Acquisition
    2. Robert Bayley and Chelsea Escalante

    3. A Sociocultural Theory Perspective on Sociolinguistic and Pragmatic Variation in L2 Development
    4. Rémi A. van Compernolle

    5. Sociolinguistic Competence: What We Know So Far and Where We’re Heading
    6. Matthew Kanwit

    7. Usage-based SLA: From Corpora to Social Interaction
    8. Søren Wind Eskildsen

    9. Pedagogical Norms and Standards
    10. Andrea Ender

    11. Teaching Variable Structures
    12. Stephanie M. Knouse and Laurel Hodges Abreu

    13. Testing Sociolinguistic Competence
    14. Maria Shardakova

    15. Social and Cultural Considerations in Curriculum Design

      D. Victoria Rau


    Part II: Sociolinguistic Factors and Their Role in Second Language Acquisition


    9. Social Networks

      Kristen Kennedy Terry

    10. Regional Variation

      Lauren B. Schmidt, Bret Linford, and Stephen Fafulas

    11. Salience

      Julia Davydova

    12. Style and (In)formality: Developing Socio-stylistic Variation in a Second Language

      Martin Howard

    13. Socially Driven Second Language Pronunciation

      Elena Schoonmaker-Gates

    14. Connecting Language Change with Second Language Acquisition

    Bryan Donaldson


    Part III: Tools for Research on Second Language Sociolinguistics

    15. Studying Sociophonetics in Second Languages

      Ksenia Gnevsheva

    16. Variationist Methods of Analysis

      Katherine Rehner and Raymond Mougeon

    17. Measuring Language Attitudes

      Erik Schleef

    18. Eliciting Variable Structures Across Tasks

      Aarnes Gudmestad

    19. Measuring Individual Differences: A Look at Working Memory

      Sara L. Zahler

    20. Artificial Language Learning Methods as a Tool for Sociolinguistic Research

      Anna Samara

    21. Conversation Analysis and Membership Categorization Analysis

    Hanh thi Nguyen and Minh Thi Thuy Nguyen


    Part IV: Learner Populations and Learning Contexts

    22. Language Learners and Service-learning

      Francisco Salgado-Robles and Gregory L. Thompson

    23. Study Abroad

      Angela George

    24. Postmodern Classroom Language Learning

      Dick Smakman

    25. Immersion Learners

      Rebecca Lurie Starr

    26. The Sociolinguistics of Heritage Language Education

      Jennifer Leeman and Rachel Showstack

    27. Additional Language Learning in the Context of Indigenous Language Reclamation

    Megan Lukaniec and Kayla Palakurthy


    Part V: Language-specific Research on Second Language Sociolinguistics

    28. Sociolinguistic Research vs. Language Ideology in L2 Arabic

      Khaled Al Masaeed

    29. Sociolinguistics and the Acquisition of Chinese as a Second and Heritage Language: The State of the Field

      Xiaoshi Li, Robert Bayley, and Xinye Zhang

    30. The Acquisition of English L2 Sociolinguistic Variation

      Jette G. Hansen Edwards

    31. Second Language Acquisition and Sociolinguistic Approaches: The Case of L2 French

      Vera Regan

    32. Language-Specific Research on Second Language Sociolinguistics in Spanish

      Megan Solon and Rebecca Pozzi

    33. Uncommonly Studied Language Pairs

    Avizia Long


    Kimberly Geeslin is Professor of Hispanic Linguistics and Associate Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs at Indiana University in Bloomington, USA. Her research focuses on the second language acquisition of the geographic, social and situationally variable properties of Spanish. She is co-author of Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Routledge, 2014) and The Acquisition of Spanish as a Second Language (Routledge, 2021).