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Leon Bergen

Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Dr. Bergen is a computational linguist who applies computational modeling methods and techniques to advance our understanding of language knowledge and use. Much of Dr. Bergen’s research is focused on pragmatics, and more specifically on how non-literal meaning is processed by speakers and listeners. Dr. Bergen’s other research includes the learnability of linguistic structure (grammar induction), computational modeling of controlled human language data collected in the laboratory (psycholinguistics), and most recently the role of perceptual confusability in the grammar of sound patterns (computational phonology).