Crandall Family Assistant Professor
Education & Training
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania 2013
Dr. Bergelson is accepting applications for PhD students in the 2018-2019 Cycle; she accepts 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 (i.e. speech sound acquisition), and social/cognitive development more broadly (e.g. joint attention processes) in the first two years of life.
I pursue these questions using two main approaches: in-lab measures of early comprehension and production (mostly with eye-tracking experiments), and at-home measures of infants' linguistic and social environment (as in the SEEDLingS project)
Language acquisition, word learning, cognitive development, psycholinguistics
Räsänen, O., et al. “Automatic word count estimation from daylong child-centered recordings in various language environments using language-independent syllabification of speech.” Speech Communication, vol. 113, Oct. 2019, pp. 63–80. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.specom.2019.08.005. Full Text
Moore, Charlotte, et al. “Point, walk, talk: Links between three early milestones, from observation and parental report..” Developmental Psychology, vol. 55, no. 8, Aug. 2019, pp. 1579–93. Epmc, doi:10.1037/dev0000738. Full Text
Bulgarelli, Federica, and Elika Bergelson. “Look who's talking: A comparison of automated and human-generated speaker tags in naturalistic day-long recordings..” Behavior Research Methods, July 2019. Epmc, doi:10.3758/s13428-019-01265-7. Full Text
Bergelson, Elika, et al. “Day by day, hour by hour: Naturalistic language input to infants..” Developmental Science, vol. 22, no. 1, Jan. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1111/desc.12715. Full Text
Laing, Catherine E., and Elika Bergelson. “Mothers' Work Status and 17-month-olds' Productive Vocabulary..” Infancy : The Official Journal of the International Society on Infant Studies, vol. 24, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 101–09. Epmc, doi:10.1111/infa.12265. Full Text
Bergelson, Elika, et al. “What Do North American Babies Hear? A large-scale cross-corpus analysis..” Developmental Science, vol. 22, no. 1, Jan. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1111/desc.12724. Full Text
Bergelson, Elika, and Daniel Swingley. “Young Infants' Word Comprehension Given An Unfamiliar Talker or Altered Pronunciations..” Child Development, vol. 89, no. 5, Sept. 2018, pp. 1567–76. Epmc, doi:10.1111/cdev.12888. Full Text Open Access Copy
Amatuni, Andrei, et al. “Preserved Structure Across Vector Space Representations..” Corr, vol. abs/1802.00840, 2018.
Bergelson, Elika, and Richard N. Aslin. “Nature and origins of the lexicon in 6-mo-olds..” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 114, no. 49, Dec. 2017, pp. 12916–21. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1712966114. Full Text Open Access Copy
Frank, M. C., et al. “A Collaborative Approach to Infant Research: Promoting Reproducibility, Best Practices, and Theory-Building.” Infancy, vol. 22, no. 4, July 2017, pp. 421–35. Scopus, doi:10.1111/infa.12182. Full Text
Ryanta, N., et al. “Enhancement and analysis of conversational speech: JSALT 2017.” Icassp, Ieee International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing Proceedings, vol. 2018-April, 2018, pp. 5154–58. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ICASSP.2018.8462468. Full Text
Casillas, M., et al. “What do babies hear? Analyses of child-and adult-directed speech.” Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech, vol. 2017-August, 2017, pp. 2093–97. Scopus, doi:10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1409. Full Text
Casillas, M., et al. “A new workflow for semi-Automatized annotations: Tests with long-form naturalistic recordings of childrens language environments.” Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech, vol. 2017-August, 2017, pp. 2098–102. Scopus, doi:10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1418. Full Text
Warlaumont, A. S., et al. “Home Bank: A repository for long-form real-world audio recordings of children.” Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech, vol. 2017-August, 2017, pp. 815–16. Manual, doi:10.21437/Interspeech.2017-2051. Full Text
Schuller, B., et al. “The INTERSPEECH 2017 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge: Addressee, Cold & Snoring.” Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech, vol. 2017-August, 2017, pp. 3442–46. Scopus, doi:10.21437/Interspeech.2017-43. Full Text
Amatuni, Andrei, and Elika Bergelson. “Semantic Networks Generated from Early Linguistic Input..” Cogsci, edited by Glenn Gunzelmann et al., cognitivesciencesociety.org, 2017.
Bergelson, Elika, et al. “Description of the Homebank Child/Adult Addressee Corpus (HB-CHAAC)..” Interspeech, edited by Francisco Lacerda, ISCA, 2017.
Laing, Catherine, and Elika Bergelson. “More Siblings Means Lower Input Quality in Early Language Development..” Cogsci, edited by Glenn Gunzelmann et al., cognitivesciencesociety.org, 2017.
Metze, F., et al. “Virtual machines and containers as a platform for experimentation.” Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech, vol. 08-12-September-2016, 2016, pp. 1603–07. Scopus, doi:10.21437/Interspeech.2016-997. Full Text Open Access Copy
Bergelson, Elika. “Workshop on Corpus Collection, (Semi)-Automated Analysis, and Modeling of Large-Scale Naturalistic Language Acquisition Data..” Cogsci, edited by Anna Papafragou et al., cognitivesciencesociety.org, 2016.
CAREER: Understanding Early Language: Evidence from Blind Infants & Deaf Infants awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2024
Analyzing Child Language Experiences Around the World (ACLEW) awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2020
Mechanisms of Word Learning in Infancy awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2019