Larry D. King received his Ph.D. from Indiana University, taught at Cornell University, and is currently Professor of Spanish at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has published several articles and books on Spanish and Portuguese language and linguistics. His research interests include the semantics and pragmatics of grammatical forms and language variation. He teaches courses on Spanish language and linguistics and for several years directed the Spanish language program and conducted numerous workshops on the application of linguistics to the teaching of Spanish. Professor King has served for the past twelve years as Director of the UNC-CH Year in Seville Program, and is interested in the development of innovative content for foreign academic programs and technology for teaching in the context of study abroad.