Jean Berko Gleason - Career

Career

Gleason is currently a Professor Emerita in the Department of Psychology at Boston University, where she spent most of her professional career, where she has also served as department chair and director of the Graduate Program in Human Development. She has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University, Stanford University, and at the Linguistics Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Psychological Association, and served as president of the International Association for the Study of Child Language from 1990 to 1993. She has been active in the Gypsy Lore Society, and served as its president from 1996 to 1999; she has also served on the editorial boards of many journals related to language, and as an associate editor of Language. She is also co-editor (with Nan Bernstein Ratner) of two widely-used textbooks, The Development of Language and Psycholinguistics. A festschrift in her honor, Methods for Studying Language Production, was published in 2000.

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