The article by Aarnes Gudmestad, a professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, titled “Modeling Variability in Number Marking in Additional-language Spanish,” with Amanda Edmonds and Thomas Metzger, was selected as the winner of the Journal of the European Second Language Association 2020 Best Paper Award.

The article appeared in Volume 4, Issue 1, pp. 24–34 of the journal; Gudmestad’s research was supported by a Global Partnership Project Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

In addition, Gudmestad published “Sociolinguistic Competence Among Heritage Speakers of Spanish Abroad: Key Findings, Critical Gaps, and Contributions to Variationist Theory,” Heritage Speakers of Spanish and Study Abroad, ed. Rebecca Pozzi, Tracy Quan, and Chelsea Escalante, Routledge Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics (New York, New York: Routledge, 2021), pp. 13–32, with Kimberly L. Geeslin et al.