Megan Solon

Megan Solon

Assistant Professor of Hispanic and Italian Studies

Degree/Institution: PhD Indiana University
Office: HU 228


Academic Focus

Research: second and heritage language acquisition, Spanish phonetics and phonology, acquisition of variation, language teaching 

Teaching: second and heritage language acquisition, Spanish phonetics and phonology, foreign language pedagogy and teaching methodology

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Recent Publications

Special Issues Edited

Gurzynski-Weiss, L., Long, A. Y., & Solon, M. (Eds.) (2017). TBLT and L2 pronunciation: Do the benefits of tasks extend beyond grammar and lexis? Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 39(2) [thematic issue].

Refereed Articles

Solon, M., Park, H., Henderson, C., & Dehghan-Chaleshtori, M. (2019). Revisiting the Spanish elicited imitation task: A tool for assessing advanced language learners? Studies in Second Language Acquisition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/S0272263119000342

Solon, M., Knarvik, N., & DeClerck, J. (2019). On comparison groups in heritage phonetics/phonology research: The case of bilingual Spanish vowels. Hispanic Studies Review, 4, 165-192.

Solon, M. (2019). Service learning in a Spanish for Teachers course: Providing context for specialized language and content learning. Cuadernos de ALDEEU, 33, 189-218. 

Solon, M. (2018). Novel sounds: What L2 phonetic data might be telling us that we do not always hear. In A. Gudmestad & A. Edmonds (Eds.), Critical reflections on data in second language acquisition (pp. 89-124). Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Benjamins.

Solon, M., Linford, B., & Geeslin, K. L. (2018). Acquisition of sociophonetic variation: Intervocalic /d/ reduction in native and nonnative Spanish. Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada, 31, 309-344.

Solon, M. (2018). The second language acquisition of Spanish sounds. In K. L. Geeslin (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Spanish linguistics (pp. 668-688). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press

Solon, M., & Long, A. Y. (2018). Acquisition of phonetics and phonology abroad: What we know and how. In C. Sanz & A. Morales-Front (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of study abroad research and practice (pp. 93-107). London, UK: Routledge.

Long, A. Y., Solon, M., & Bongiovanni, S. (2018). Context of learning and second-language development of Spanish vowels. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 11, 59-87.

Geeslin, K., Gudmestad, A., Kanwit, M., Linford, B., Long, A. Y., Schmidt, L., & Solon, M. (2018). Sociolinguistic competence and the acquisition of speaking. In M. R. Alonso Alonso (Ed.), Acquisition of speaking (pp. 1-25). Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Benjamins.

Solon, M. (2018). Acquisition of articulatory control or language-specific coarticulatory patterns? Evidence from the production of laterals in L2 Spanish. In J. MacDonald (Ed.), Contemporary trends in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics: Selected papers from the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 2015 (pp. 213-236). Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Benjamins.

Gurzynski-Weiss, L., Geeslin, K. L., Daidone, D., Linford, B., Long, A. Y., Michalski, I., & Solon, M. (2018). Examining multifaceted sources of input: Variationist and usage-based approaches to understanding the L2 classroom. In A. Tyler & L. Ortega (Eds.), Usage-inspired L2 instruction: Researched pedagogy (pp. 291-314). Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Benjamins.

Solon, M. (2017). Interaction and phonetic form in task completion: An examination of interlocutor effects in learner-learner and learner-heritage speaker interaction. In L. Gurzynski-Weiss (Ed.), Expanding individual difference research in the Interaction Approach: Examining learners, instructors, and researchers (pp. 121-147). Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Benjamins.

Solon, M., Long, A., & Gurzynski-Weiss, L. (2017). Task complexity, language-related episodes, and production of L2 Spanish vowels. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 39, 347-380.

Solon, M. (2017). Do learners lighten up? Phonetic and allophonic acquisition of Spanish /l/ by English-speaking learners. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 39, 801-832.

Linford, B., Long, A., Solon, M., & Geeslin, K. (2016). Measuring lexical frequency: Comparison groups and subject expression in L2 Spanish. In L. Ortega, A. E. Tyler, H. I. Park, & M. Uno (Eds.), The usage-based study of language learning and multilingualism (pp. 137-154). Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.

Linford, B., Long, A., Solon, M., Whatley, M., & Geeslin, K. (2016). Lexical frequency and subject expression in native and non-native Spanish: A closer look at independent and mediating effects. In S. Sessarego, & F. Tejedo-Herrero (Eds.), Spanish language and sociolinguistic analysis (pp. 197-216). Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Benjamins.

Bongiovanni, S., Long, A., Solon, M., & Willis, E. W. (2015). The effect of short-term study abroad on the acquisition of Spanish phonetics. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 8, 243-283.

Solon, M.. (2015). L2 Spanish /l/: The roles of F2 and segmental duration in foreign accent perception. In E. W. Willis, P. M. Butragueño, & E. Herrera (Eds.), Selected proceedings of the Laboratory Approaches to Romance Phonology (pp. 83-94). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Gurzynski-Weiss, L., Long, A., & Solon, M. (2015). Comparing interaction and task factors in innovative and traditional classrooms: Identifying differences and areas for future research. Hispania, 98, 61-78.

Solon, M., & Kanwit, M. (2014). The emergence of future verbal morphology in Spanish as a foreign language. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 7, 115-147.

Kanwit, M., & Solon, M.. (2013). Acquiring variation in future-time expression abroad in Valencia, Spain and Mérida, Mexico. In J. Cabrelli Amaro, G. Lord, A. de Prada Pérez, & J. E. Aaron (Eds.), Selected proceedings of the 16th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (pp. 206-221). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Solon, M.. (2013). Cross-cultural negotiation: Touristic service encounters in Yucatan, Mexico. In C. Howe, S. Blackwell, & M. Lubbers Quesada (Eds.), Selected proceedings of the 15th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (pp. 262-268). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Coronel-Molina, S., & Solon, M. (2011). Bilingual education in Latin America. In M. Díaz- Campos (Ed.), Handbook of Hispanic sociolinguistics (pp. 686-703). New York, NY: Wiley-Blackwell.