Kiel Christianson

Professor

Biography

Kiel Christianson has taught at the university level in Germany, Japan, and the U.S. He is a two-time Fulbright Scholar, and conducted the first "field-psycholinguistics" study on syntactic processing in any indigenous North American language (Odawa). He is currently Director of the Educational Psychology Psycholinguistics Lab at the Beckman Institute, and Associate Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology. His research has been funded by NSF, NIH, and Procter & Gamble.

Research Interests

  • psycholinguistics
  • bilingualism & SLA
  • reading

Research Description

Dr. Christianson studies syntactic parsing, sentence comprehension in reading and listening, reading, language production, bilingualism, and morphological processing.

Education

PhD (2002, Linguistics) Michigan State University

Grants

NSF CAREER Award (2009-2014)

Awards and Honors

two-time Fulbright recipient

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor, Educational Psychology
Professor, Linguistics
Professor, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Director, Second Language Acquisition & Teacher Education (SLATE) Program, Center for Translation Studies
Chair, Educational Psychology

Recent Publications

Stoops, A., & Christianson, K. (2019). Parafoveal processing of inflectional morphology in Russian: A within-word boundary-change paradigm. Vision Research, 158, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2019.01.012

Huang, X., Kim, N., & Christianson, K. (2019). Gesture and Vocabulary Learning in a Second Language. Language Learning, 69(1), 177-197. https://doi.org/10.1111/lang.12326

Brehm, L., Hussey, E., & Christianson, K. (2019). The role of word frequency and morpho-orthography in agreement processing. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.1080/23273798.2019.1631456

Zhou, P., Garnsey, S., & Christianson, K. (2019). Is imagining a voice like listening to it? Evidence from ERPs. Cognition, 182, 227-241. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2018.10.014

Luke, S. G., & Christianson, K. (2018). The Provo Corpus: A large eye-tracking corpus with predictability norms. Behavior Research Methods, 50(2), 826-833. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-017-0908-4

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