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Benjamin Bergen and Nancy Chang. To appear. Embodied Construction Grammar. Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar.

Benjamin Bergen, Avis Lau, Shweta Narayan, Diana Stojanovic, and Kathryn Wheeler. 2010. Body part representations in verbal semantics. Memory and Cognition 38(7):969-981.

Benjamin Bergen and Kathryn Wheeler. 2010. Grammatical aspect and mental simulation. Brain & Language 112:150-158.

Dennison, Heeyeon and Benjamin Bergen. 2010. Language-driven motor simulation is sensitive to social context. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

Kathryn Wheeler and Benjamin Bergen. 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.

Benjamin Bergen and Kim Binsted. In Press. Embodied grammars and linguistic humor. To Appear in Cognitive Linguistics and Humor Research, Geert Brone, Tony Veale, and Kurt Feyaerts (eds.). Mouton de Gruyter.

Frederic Kaplan, Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, and Benjamin Bergen. 2008. Computational Models in the Debate over Language Learnability. Infant and Child Development 17:55-80.

Benjamin Bergen and Jerome Feldman. 2008. Embodied concept learning. In Paco Calvo and Toni Gomila (eds.) Handbook of Cognitive Science. Elsevier.

Benjamin Bergen, Shane Lindsay, Teenie Matlock, and Srini Narayanan. 2007. Spatial and linguistic aspects of visual imagery in sentence comprehension. Cognitive Science 31: 733-764.

Meylysa Tseng, Yiran Hu, Wen-Wei Han, and Benjamin Bergen. 2007. "Searching for happiness" or "Full of joy"? Source domain activation matters. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society.

Benjamin Bergen. 2007. Experimental methods for simulation semantics. In Monica Gonzalez-Marquez, Irene Mittelberg, Seana Coulson, and Michael J. Spivey (eds.) Methods in Cognitive Linguistics: Ithaca.

Joachim de Beule and Benjamin Bergen. 2006. On the Emergence of Compositionality. Proceedings of the 6th evolution of language conference.

Benjamin Bergen and Seana Coulson. 2006. Frame-Shifting Humor in Simulation- Based Language Understanding. In IEEE Intelligent Systems.

Benjamin Bergen. 2005. Mental simulation in literal and figurative language. In Seana Coulson and Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (eds.) The iteral and nonliteral in language and thought.

Bergen, Benjamin. 2005. Mental Simulation in Spatial Language Processing. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Bergen, Benjamin and Kathryn Wheeler. 2005. Sentence Understanding Engages Motor Processes. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Benjamin Bergen and Nancy Chang. 2005. Embodied Construction Grammar in Simulation-Based Language Understanding. In Jan-Ola ?stman and Miriam Fried (Eds.), Construction Grammars: Cognitive grounding and theoretical extensions.

Benjamin Bergen and Madelaine Plauché. 2005. The convergent evolution of radial constructions: French and English deictics and existentials. Cognitive Lingusitics 16(1): 1-42.

Tseng, Meylysa and Benjamin Bergen. 2005. Lexical Processing Drives Motor Simulation. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Ting Ting Chan and Benjamin Bergen. 2005. Writing Direction Influences Spatial Cognition. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Shweta Narayan, Benjamin Bergen, and Zachary Weinberg. 2004. Embodied Verbal Semantics: Evidence from a Lexical Matching Task. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society.

Benjamin Bergen, Nancy Chang, and Shweta Narayan. 2004. Simulated Action in an Embodied Construction Grammar. Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Benjamin Bergen. 2004. The psychological reality of phonaesthemes. Language, 80(2).

Benjamin Bergen and Kim Binsted. 2004. To awaken a sleeping giant: Blending and metaphor in editorial cartoons after September 11. In Michel Achard and Suzanne Kemmer (Eds.) Language, Culture, and Mind. CSLI.

Benjamin Bergen. 2004. The cognitive linguistics of scalar humor. In Michel Achard and Suzanne Kemmer (Eds.) Language, Culture, and Mind. CSLI.

Benjamin Bergen, Shweta Narayan, and Jerome Feldman. 2003. Embodied verbal semantics: evidence from an image-verb matching task. Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society

Benjamin Bergen. 2001. Of sound, mind, and body: neural explanations for non-categorical phonology. Ph.D. Dissertation. Department of Linguistics, U.C. Berkeley. (Advisor: George Lakoff)

Benjamin Bergen. 2001. Nativization processes in L1 Esperanto. Journal of Child Language. 28(3): 575-595.

Benjamin Bergen and Madelaine Plauché. 2001. Voilà voilà: Extensions of deictic constructions in French. In Alan Cienki, Barbara Luka, and Michael Smith (Eds.), Conceptual and Discourse Factors in Linguistic Structure. CSLI.

Benjamin Bergen. 2000. Probability in phonological generalizations: Modeling optional French final consonants. In Alan Yu et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Berkeley: Berkeley Linguistics Society.

Benjamin Bergen. 2000. Ramifications of phonology-syntax interactions for phonological models. In Proceedings of the 24th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquim, 27-36.

Madelaine Plauché. 1999. Markedness and the Evolution of Binary Spatial Deictics: French voilà and voici. In Steve Chang et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Berkeley: Berkeley Linguistics Society.