Professor ​Ji Young Kim receives UC MRPI Award

Published: September 14, 2023

Professor Ji Young Kim received the 2023 University of California Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (UC MRPI) Award with Mark Amengual (UC Santa Cruz) and Justin Davidson (UC Berkeley) for their project titled “An interdisciplinary approach to the study of Spanish-English bilingualism in California.” This collaborative initiative will enhance the research capacity and leadership of the UC system to address the linguistic issues of language contact, language shift, and language maintenance in the Spanish-speaking population of California by developing a robust and linguistically rich corpus of bilingual Spanish-English speech samples (Multilingual Hispanic Speech in California; MuHSiC), culled from sociolinguistic interviews and naturalistic conversations among speakers of diverse social profiles and regional origins throughout California.