"Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone"

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Kimberly Louis-Jean

Kimberly Louis-Jean is currently a PhD candidiate at Tufts University. She received a B.A. in Interactive Multimedia in 2009 from Salem State University before pursuing a career in web development for eight years. In 2017, she left the corporate world in pursuit of a graduate degree in both linguistics and psycholinguistics.

Her past research focus was on syntactic and morphological aspects of Haitian Creole. Specifically investigating the distribution of multiple determiners and how the language marks definiteness within the noun phrase. What does the nominal phrase say about the syntactic representation? Why does the data elicit opposing theories of headedness and movement? How does Haitian Creole compare to other languages with similar distributions?

As of present, her research focuses on reading acquisition and how various factors affect it. One apect she investigated was how different types of reading such as statistical learning and paired associate learning predict reading acquisition. She is also iterested in bilingual reading and how specific aspects of different writing systems predict the learning of a second writing system.

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