Kiel Christianson, Associate Professor

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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.

Creative/Performing Interests

  • psycholinguistics
  • bilingualism & SLA
  • reading

Professional Information

two-time Fulbright recipient

NSF CAREER Award (2009-2014)

Research Interests

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

Education/Academic qualification

Linguistics, PhD, Michigan State University

… → 2002

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Research Output 1997 2019

Gesture and Vocabulary Learning in a Second Language

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vocabulary Learning

Is imagining a voice like listening to it? Evidence from ERPs

Zhou, P., Garnsey, S. & Christianson, K., Jan 1 2019, In : Cognition. 182, p. 227-241 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Parafoveal processing of inflectional morphology in Russian: A within-word boundary-change paradigm

Stoops, A. & Christianson, K., May 1 2019, In : Vision Research. 158, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A comparison of online and offline measures of good-enough processing in garden-path sentences

Qian, Z., Garnsey, S. & Christianson, K., Feb 7 2018, In : Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. 33, 2, p. 227-254 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


The Provo Corpus: A large eye-tracking corpus with predictability norms

Luke, S. G. & Christianson, K., Apr 1 2018, In : Behavior Research Methods. 50, 2, p. 826-833 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle