Talk:Jean Berko Gleason

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Excruciatingly-minor-COI declaration[edit]

The subject's husband was a professor of mine long, long ago. EEng (talk) 06:27, 7 November 2013 (UTC) P.S. Is there anyone watching with expertise in JBG's research area, who could work with me on fleshing out the description of her research?

Someone's rolled up his or her sleeves![edit]

I'm glad to see CassandraRo has been adding substantive descriptions of JBG's research. However, I've left him/her a message reminding of the need for inline references, especially since this is a WP:BLP. EEng (talk) 19:17, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

I spoke too soon. Great work. EEng (talk) 22:35, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Source based on WP?[edit]

DocJ, where do you get the idea expressed in your edit summary here [12]? It doesn't look anything like something derived from WP [13]. Am I missing something? EEng (talk) 10:06, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Selected publications[edit]

The selected publication list is much too long. The usual shorter list can emphasize her contributions. I've added her CV to the external links so her publications are available at a click of the mouse and archived it so it won't go away over the years. I've added her most cited publication and will cut the list down.StarryGrandma (talk) 03:53, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

Please don't delete entries -- this is already a subset -- but if you want to organize them into groups somehow that would be fine. EEng 04:14, 20 November 2016 (UTC)
It is much too long. The purpose of a selected publications list is to see how a researcher developed. This one is just a wall of text. It has articles that have been cited one or two times, book reviews, etc. A shorter list will show what she did and when she did it. I linked her CV prominently first so that all her publications could be found easily. StarryGrandma (talk) 05:32, 20 November 2016 (UTC)
I understand what you're trying to do, but given the subject's extensive output, over 50 years, this is a shortened list, developed with the help of experts in the field. Please propose criteria for inclusion/exclusion before going ahead with this. EEng 06:44, 20 November 2016 (UTC)
I was working from her impressive page on Google Scholar. With over 120 papers listing over 60 isn't a very small subset. The list as it stands seems weighted toward relatively minor things in more recent years. And each edition of a textbook doesn't need an entry. I'll put my version of the list here on the talk page. StarryGrandma (talk) 20:11, 20 November 2016 (UTC)
Why don't you just start by saying what criteria you plan to apply? Again, I think the most useful thing might be to organize the current set into subsets, like book chapters vs. this vs. that. And if you really think some things should be straight-out dropped, say what the criterion would be for that. EEng 20:15, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

Cutting the list is a process rather that just applying criteria. I usually do this when students create a page for a professor by copying in the CV. They are thinking profile, not encyclopedia article. Basically it is go to Google Scholar (arranged by number of citations to the papers) but look at everything. Then just Google to see what else comes up. Then read any interviews, etc. to find out which of the pieces of work made the most impact. Students also usually leave out the professor's research, so I usually to add a description of the research to the article.

In the case of Gleason we already have a lovely article as well as a great profile in Google Scholar that links her publications with both her maiden and married names. She's written a lot of papers, but so have many just average researchers who haven't pioneered a new field of research. What she did is more important than how many papers it ended up in, and it helps to have a list that is short enough that readers will read it. I listened to the NOVA videos, read some interviews, read the transcript of her appearance on "On Being", looked at lots of abstracts and pdfs, looked at book chapters on Google Books, read her introductory chapter of her text on Amazon. The list below has most of the highly cited papers (mostly primary sources with the original work), most of the better known book chapters (mostly her reviews of parts of the field), and a book review that no one has cited but the title is so associated with her as a summary of issues in the field. I think I have the high points of the areas she has worked in: language acquisition, language loss, gender differences in language, and bilingual language development.

Suggested list of selected papers:


  • Berko, Jean. "The Child's Learning of English Morphology". WORD. 14 (2–3): 150–177. 
  • Brown, Roger; Berko, Jean (1960). "Word Association and the Acquisition of Grammar". Child Development. 31 (1): 1–14. ISSN 0009-3920. JSTOR 1126377. doi:10.2307/1126377. 
  • Goodglass, Harold; Berko, Jean (1960). "Agrammatism and inflectional morphology in English" (PDF). Journal of Speech and Hearing Research. 3 (3): 257–267. 
  • Goodglass, Harold; Gleason, Jean Berko; Hyde, Mary R. (1970). "Some Dimensions of Auditory Language Comprehension in Aphasia". Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research. 13 (3): 595–606. ISSN 1092-4388. doi:10.1044/jshr.1303.595.  JSLHR Editor's Award
  • Goodglass, Harold; Gleason, Jean Berko; Bernholtz, Nancy Ackerman; Hyde, Mary R. (1972). "Some Linguistic Structures in the Speech of a Broca's Aphasic". Cortex. 8 (2): 191–212. ISSN 0010-9452. PMID 5043793. doi:10.1016/S0010-9452(72)80018-2. 
  • Gleason, Jean Berko (1975). "Fathers and other strangers: Men's speech to young children". In Daniel Peter Dato. Developmental psycholinguistics: theory and applications (26th Annual Roundtable). Georgetown University Press. pp. 289–297. ISBN 978-0-87840-110-9. 
  • Gleason, Jean Berko; Goodglass, Harold; Green, Eugene; Ackerman, Nancy; Hyde, Mary R. (1975). "The retrieval of syntax in Broca's aphasia". Brain and Language. 2: 451–471. ISSN 0093-934X. doi:10.1016/S0093-934X(75)80083-6. 
  • Gleason, Jean Berko; Goodglass, Harold; Obler, Loraine; Green, Eugene; Hyde, Mary R.; Weintraub, Sandra (1980). "Narrative Strategies of Aphasic and Normal-Speaking Subjects". Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research. 23 (2): 370–382. ISSN 1092-4388. doi:10.1044/jshr.2302.370. 
  • Bellinger, David C.; Gleason, Jean Berko (1982). "Sex differences in parental directives to young children". Sex Roles. 8 (11): 1123–1139. ISSN 0360-0025. doi:10.1007/BF00290968. 
  • Gleason, Jean Berko (2003). "Language Acquisition: Is it Like Learning to Walk, or Learning to Dance?". Contemporary Psychology. 48 (2): 172–174. ISSN 1554-0138. doi:10.1037/000751. 
  • Harris, Catherine L.; Ayçiçegi, Ayse; Gleason, Jean Berko (2003). "Taboo words and reprimands elicit greater autonomic reactivity in a first language than in a second language". Applied Psycholinguistics. 24 (04): 561–579. ISSN 0142-7164. doi:10.1017/S0142716403000286. 
  • Gleason, Jean Berko; Weintraub, Sandra (2008). "The acquisition of routines in child language". Language in Society. 5 (02): 129–136. ISSN 0047-4045. doi:10.1017/S0047404500006977. 
  • Greif, Esther Blank; Gleason, Jean Berko (2008). "Hi, thanks, and goodbye: More routine information". Language in Society. 9 (02): 159–166. ISSN 0047-4045. doi:10.1017/S0047404500008034. 
  • Pan, Barbara Alexander; Gleason, Jean Berko (2008). "The study of language loss: Models and hypotheses for an emerging discipline". Applied Psycholinguistics. 7 (03): 193–206. ISSN 0142-7164. doi:10.1017/S0142716400007530. 

Book chapters

  • Berko, Jean; Brown, Roger (1960). "Psycholinguistic research methods". In Paul H. Mussen. Handbook of research methods in child development. Wiley. pp. 517–557. 
  • Gleason, Jean Berko (1973). "Code switching in children's language". In Timothy E. Moore. Cognitive Development and Acquisition of Language. Academic Press. pp. 159–167.  Reprinted as Timothy E. Moore, ed. (2014). Cognitive Development and Acquisition of Language. Elsevier. ISBN 978-1-4832-9456-8. 
  • Gleason, Jean Berko (1977). "Talking to children: Some notes on feedback". In Snow, Catherine E.; Ferguson, Charles A. Talking to Children: Language Input and Acquisition. Cambridge University Press. pp. 199–205. ISBN 978-0-521-21318-9. 
  • Gleason, Jean Berko; Weintraub, Sandra (1978). "Input Language and the Acquisition of Communicative Competence". In Keith E. Nelson. Children's Language. Gardner Press. pp. 171–222. ISBN 978-0-470-99385-9. 
  • Gleason, Jean Berko (1987). "Sex differences in parent-child interaction". In Susan U. Philips; Susan Steele; Christine Tanz. Language, Gender, and Sex in Comparative Perspective. Cambridge University Press. pp. 189–199. ISBN 978-0-521-33807-3. 
  • Harris, Catherine L.; Gleason, Jean Berko; Ayçiçegi, Ayse (2006). "When is a first language more emotional? Psychophysiological evidence from bilingual speakers.". In Aneta Pavlenko. Bilingual Minds: Emotional Experience, Expression, and Representation. Multilingual Matters. pp. 257–283. ISBN 978-1-84769-981-7. 
  • Gleason, Jean Berko (2016). "The Development of Language: An Overview and Preview". In Gleason, Jean Berko; Ratner, Nan Bernstein. The Development of Language (9th ed.). Pearson Education. pp. 1–25. ISBN 978-0-13-416114-3. 


  • Gleason, Jean Berko, ed. (1985). The Development of Language. Charles E. Merrill. ISBN 978-0-675-20222-0.  Latest edition: Gleason, Jean Berko; Ratner, Nan Bernstein, eds. (2016). The Development of Language (9th ed.). Pearson Education. ISBN 978-0-13-416114-3. 
  • Gleason, Jean Berko; Ratner, Nan Bernstein, eds. (1993). Psycholinguistics. Harcourt, Brace. ISBN 978-0030559648. Latest edition: Gleason, Jean Berko; Ratner, Nan Bernstein, eds. (1998). Psycholinguistics (2nd ed.). Harcourt, Brace. ISBN 978-0155041066. 

StarryGrandma (talk) 18:06, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

  • Well, I'm certainly not going to try to improve on that kind of research! Great work! EEng 19:31, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. I've learned fascinating things doing this sort of improvement over the years. Its one of the things that makes working on Wikipedia so enjoyable. I'll move the list into the article later today. StarryGrandma (talk) 20:03, 25 November 2016 (UTC)