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Kristopher Kyle

KyleKristopher_biophoto (1)Assistant Professor

PhD, Georgia State University

Moore Hall 587
kkyleat symbolhawaii.edu

Kris’ research interests include second language acquisition, second language writing, corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, and second language assessment.

He is particularly interested in developing natural language processing tools to test/build theories related to second language acquisition and second language writing development (usually using learner corpora).

Areas of Expertise:

  • Second language acquisition
  • Lexical sophistication
  • Syntactic complexity
  • Natural language processing

Selected Publications:

Crossley, S. A., Kyle, K., & McNamara, D. S. (in press). The tool for the automatic analysis of text cohesion (TAACO): Automatic assessment of local, global, and text cohesion. Behavior Research Methods.

Kyle, K. & Crossley, S. A. (in press). The relationship between lexical sophistication and independent and source-based writing. Journal of Second Language Writing.

Crossley, S. A., Kyle, K., & Salsbury, T. (2016), A usage-based investigation of L2 lexical acquisition: The role of input and output. The Modern Language Journal, 100(3), 702–715. doi:10.1111/modl.12344

Kyle, K., Crossley, S. A., McNamara, D. S. (2016). Construct validity in TOEFL iBT speaking tasks: Insights from natural language processing. Language Testing, 33(3), 319–340. doi:10.1177/0265532215587391

Kyle, K. & Crossley, S. A. (2015). Automatically assessing lexical sophistication: Indices, tools, findings, and application. TESOL Quarterly, 49(4), pp. 757–786. doi: 10.1002/tesq.194