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Ariel Chan

IDEAL Provostial Fellow/Lecturer
Department of Linguistics, Stanford University


I am an IDEAL Provostial Fellow for Studies in Race and Ethnicity in the Department of Linguistics at Stanford University, working with Robert Podesva and Judith Degen.

In June 2023, I completed my Ph.D. in East Asian Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles, co-advised by Shoichi Iwasaki and Judith Kroll
My dissertation research examined code-switching in three groups of Cantonese-English Bilinguals with diverse language experience and cultural identities (available for review
here). My research was supported by a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies and a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award (BCS-2042479) from the National Science Foundation.

My scholarship uniquely intersects the disciplines of bilingualism, heritage and second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and interactional linguistics. Specifically, I'm interested in looking into how bilinguals' cultural identity and language experience impact their language processing and cognitive control from an integrated psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic approach. For my full CV, please contact me.

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News and updates

  • 10/6/2023: I will give a colloquium talk titled "Bilingualism in Context: The Role of Language Experience and Cultural Identity in Language Processing" at the Department of Linguistics at Stanford University.

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    [Last updated 9/19/2023]

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