Ji Young Kim

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Ji Young Kim is an Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA. She specializes in laboratory phonology, heritage language acquisition, and bilingualism. Her research focuses on the effects of linguistic and social factors on the variation of speech production and perception by Spanish heritage speakers in the US — descendants of Hispanic immigrants, who are early bilingual speakers of Spanish (an ethnic minority language) and English (the majority language of the society) — and language and/or dialect contact in multiethnic communities.