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.
- bilingualism & SLA
Dr. Christianson studies syntactic parsing, sentence comprehension in reading and listening, reading, language production, bilingualism, and morphological processing.
PhD (2002, Linguistics) Michigan State University
NSF CAREER Award (2009-2014)
Awards and Honors
two-time Fulbright recipient
Additional Campus Affiliations
Professor, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Director, Second Language Acquisition & Teacher Education (SLATE) Program, Center for Translation Studies
Chair, Educational Psychology
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