Benjamin Bergen


Mental simulation in language understanding; embodiment of linguistic constructions; processing of literal, abstract, and metaphorical language; language acquisition.

Bergen, B., Wheeler, K. (2010). Grammatical aspect and mental simulation. Brain and Language, 112(3), 150-158.

Bergen, B., Polley, C., Wheeler, K. (2010). "Language and inner space". In Vyvyan Evans and Paul Chilton (Eds.) Language, Cognition and Space: The State of the Art and New Directions (2 vols). London: Equinox.

Wheeler, K., Bergen, B. (2010). Meaning in the palm of your hand. In Sally Rice and John Newman (eds.) Empirical and Experimental Methods in Conceptual structure, Discourse, and Language. Stanford: CSLI.