Elika Bergelson

Elika Bergelson

Crandall Family Assistant Professor

External Address: 
210 Soc-Psych Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90086, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
919.660.8753
Office Hours: 
By appointment.

Overview

Dr. Bergelson is 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. 

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania 2013

Selected Grants

CAREER: Understanding Early Language: Evidence from Blind Infants & Deaf Infants awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2024

Investigating the role of intra- and inter- talker acoustic variability on word learning in infants awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2022

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 2020

Sheskin, Mark, et al. “Online Developmental Science to Foster Innovation, Access, and Impact.Trends in Cognitive Sciences, July 2020. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.tics.2020.06.004. Full Text

Garrison, H., et al. “Familiarity plays a small role in noun comprehension at 12–18 months.” Infancy, vol. 25, no. 4, July 2020, pp. 458–77. Scopus, doi:10.1111/infa.12333. Full Text

Laing, Catherine, and Elika Bergelson. “From babble to words: Infants' early productions match words and objects in their environment.Cognitive Psychology, vol. 122, June 2020, p. 101308. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.cogpsych.2020.101308. Full Text

Cristia, Alejandrina, et al. “Accuracy of the Language Environment Analysis System Segmentation and Metrics: A Systematic Review.Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research : Jslhr, vol. 63, no. 4, Apr. 2020, pp. 1093–105. Epmc, doi:10.1044/2020_jslhr-19-00017. Full Text Open Access Copy

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, vol. 52, no. 2, Apr. 2020, pp. 641–53. Epmc, doi:10.3758/s13428-019-01265-7. Full Text Open Access Copy

Bergelson, E. “The Comprehension Boost in Early Word Learning: Older Infants Are Better Learners.” Child Development Perspectives, Jan. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1111/cdep.12373. Full Text

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 Open Access Copy

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 Open Access Copy

Bergelson, Elika, et al. “What Do North American Babies Hear? A large-scale cross-corpus analysis.Developmental Science, vol. 22, no. 1, Jan. 2019, p. e12724. Epmc, doi:10.1111/desc.12724. Full Text Open Access Copy

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 Open Access Copy

Pages

Schuller, B. W., et al. “The INTERSPEECH 2019 computational paralinguistics challenge: Styrian dialects, continuous sleepiness, baby sounds & Orca activity.” Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech, vol. 2019-September, 2019, pp. 2378–82. Scopus, doi:10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1122. 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

Amatuni, Andrei, et al. “Preserved Structure Across Vector Space Representations.Corr, vol. abs/1802.00840, 2018. Open Access Copy

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.

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

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