Language is performative; that is, linguistic forms are not divorced from those who produce them and are not devoid of social meaning, which is never fixed and always reiterated and renegotiated in performance. Using this framework, I appreciate and value innovation and variation as inherent to understanding any language variety. As a linguist, I have incorporated this conceptualization into my teaching practice.
Below is my teaching experience as an instructor of linguistics:
CALS 426: Chicanx and Latinx Sociolinguistics (Sonoma State)
SPAN 304: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (Sonoma State)