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Specimen known as Kimberly Young


I am a dedicated researcher and linguist with a passion for understanding how we learn to read. With a strong focus on reading acquisition and learning, I leverage quantitative methods to delve deep into the intricacies of language and education. My work spans experimental design, data analysis, and predictive modeling.

Current Research

I am currently working on answering the questions of "how we learn to read?" and "what factors affect our ability to learn to read?".

I'm interesting in looking at specific aspects of writing systems such as regularities, unpredictability, and frequency of elements at different linguistic levels affect learning. I'm also interested in second language learning aspects such as how a person's first language affects their ability to learn to read in a second language. What facilitates learning and what inhibits learning?

One way that I investigate these types of question in a lab setting is by utilizing artificial orthography learning tasks which allows for a more controlled environment in which to investigate specific aspects of learning.

Other resarch interests include the social, economic, political, gender, and historical factors that intersect language and learning. Language is uniquely human and therefor affected by all the same human factors that affect everything else.

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