Kiel Christianson

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Personal profile

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

bilingualism & SLA

Honors & Awards

two-time Fulbright recipient
NSF CAREER Award (2009-2014)

Professional Information

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

Office Address

240 Education
M/C 708
Champaign, IL 61820

Office Phone

Education/Academic qualification

Linguistics, PhD, Michigan State University

… → 2002

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Research Output

ERP data on auditory imagery of native and non-native English speech during silent reading

Zhou, P., Garnsey, S. M. & Christianson, K., Apr 2020, In : Data in Brief. 29, 105242.

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Open Access
  • Semantic constraint, reading control, and the granularity of form-based expectations during semantic processing: Evidence from ERPs

    Bulkes, N. Z., Christianson, K. & Tanner, D., Feb 3 2020, In : Neuropsychologia. 137, 107294.

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  • The role of word frequency and morpho-orthography in agreement processing

    Brehm, L., Hussey, E. & Christianson, K., Jan 2 2020, In : Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. 35, 1, p. 58-77 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Gesture and Vocabulary Learning in a Second Language

    Huang, X., Kim, N. & Christianson, K., Mar 2019, In : Language Learning. 69, 1, p. 177-197 21 p.

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