Jean Berko Gleason, Ph. D

Professor Emerita

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  • Ph.D., Radcliffe-Harvard University

Research Interests

My background is in psycholinguistics. Language acquisition remains my major research interest. In recent times, I have become interested in broader questions of psychological development and the role that language plays in that process. My recent research on child language has dealt with parental input language and with socialization. I have conducted research in Hungary, on language development in the Gypsy community. I have also worked for a number of years on aphasia, particularly on questions related to lexical retrieval.

Selected Publications


Office Phone: (617) 353-4647
Fax: (617) 864-7876
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A Recent Interview with Dr. Gleason

A description of Dr. Gleason’s famous “Wug” study