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Aarnes Gudmestad

Aarnes Gudmestad, Associate Professor of Spanish

Aarnes Gudmestad, Associate Professor of Spanish
Aarnes Gudmestad, Associate Professor of Spanish

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
319 Major Williams Hall 
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5362 | agudmest@vt.edu

Aarnes Gudmestad, an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, also serves as associate chair of the department and director of the Spanish Program. In addition, she serves as associate editor of the Journal of the European Second Language Association.

Gudmestad specializes in second language acquisition and sociolinguistics, and her research explores the intersection of the two fields. Her current projects address issues pertaining to morpho-syntactic structures in Spanish and French.

Her research has appeared in journals such as Language Learning, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, and Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics. She teaches courses on Hispanic linguistics, applied linguistics, and the Spanish language. For more information about her research and a complete list of publications, visit her website.

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Hispanic Linguistics
  • Morpho-Syntactic Variation in Spanish
  • Morpho-Syntactic Variation in French
  • PhD, Indiana University
  • MA, Indiana University
  • BA, Concordia College
  • Associate Editor, Journal of the European Second Language Association
  • Associate Chair, Virginia Tech Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
  • Director of the Spanish Program, Virginia Tech Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
  • Graduate Curriculum Committee, Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
  • Excellence in Advising Award, 2020
  • Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award, 2019

Book

Gudmestad, A., & Edmonds, A. (Eds.). (2018). Critical Reflections on Data in Second Language Acquisition. Amsterdam: John Benjamins

Journal Articles

Gudmestad, A., Edmonds, A., & Metzger, T. (2019). Using variationism and learner corpus research to investigate grammatical gender marking in additional-language Spanish. Language Learning, 69(4), 911-949.

Gudmestad, A., Edmonds, A., Donaldson, B., & Carmichael, K. (2018). On the role of the present indicative in variable future-time reference in Hexagonal French. Canadian Journal of Linguistics, 63(1), 42-69.

Edmonds, A., & Gudmestad, A. (2015). What the present can tell us about the future: A variationist analysis of future-time expression in native and non-native French. Language, Interaction and Acquisition, 6(1), 15-41.

Gudmestad, A., House, L., & Geeslin, K. L. (2013). What a Bayesian analysis can do for SLA: New tools for the sociolinguistic study of subject expression in L2 Spanish. Language Learning63(3), 371-399.

Gudmestad, A. (2012). Acquiring a variable structure: An interlanguage analysis of second-language mood use in Spanish. Language Learning, 62(2), 373-402.

Geeslin, K. L., & Gudmestad, A. (2010). An exploration of the range and frequency of occurrence of forms in potentially variable structures in second-language Spanish. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 32(3), 433-463.  

  • Global Project Partnership Award, CLAHS, $5000, 2016
  • Research support, Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment, with Katie Carmichael, $1500, 2015
  • Niles Research Grant, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, $4000, 2014

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