Crandall Family Assistant Professor
Education & Training
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania 2013
Dr. Bergelson accepts PhD applicants through the Developmental and Cog/CogNeuro areas of P&N and the CNAP program.
In my research, I try to understand the interplay of processes during language acquisition.
In particular, I am interested in how word learning relates to other aspects of learning language (e.g. speech sound acquisition, grammar/morphology learning), and social/cognitive development more broadly (e.g. joint attention processes) in the first few years of life.
I pursue these questions using three main approaches: in-lab measures of early comprehension and production (eye-tracking, looking-time, and in EEG studies in collaboration with the Woldorff lab), and at-home measures of infants' linguistic and social environment (as in the SEEDLingS project).
More recently the lab is branching out to look at a wider range of human populations and at infants who are blind or deaf/heard of hearing.
Language acquisition, word learning, cognitive development, psycholinguistics