Bret Linford

List of John Benjamins publications for which Bret Linford plays a role.


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


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
Linford, Bret and Kimberly L. Geeslin † 2022 The role of referent cohesiveness in variable subject expression in L2 SpanishSpanish in Context 19:3, pp. 508–536 | Article
This study examines the development of variable subject expression in Spanish across multiple proficiency levels of second-language learners. We employ a cross-sectional design and a written contextualized task in order to explore the differences in rates of subject forms as well as the degree… 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
The current study examines the combined effect of type and quantity of contact with the target language on the second language development of a variable structure, ‘subject pronoun expression’ in L2 Spanish. A written contextualized task and a language contact questionnaire were given to 26… read more
This study investigates the acquisition of nativelike variation in the production of Spanish /d/ by English-speaking learners. Specifically, we examine the production of /d/ in word-internal intervocalic position in the speech of 13 highly advanced nonnative speakers (NNSs) and 13 native speakers… 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