papers in journals and edited volumes

  • van Bergen, G. and L. Hogeweg (under review). Managing alignment in dialogue: The role of contrastive discourse particles in Dutch.
  • Flecken, M. and G. van Bergen (under review). We see best what we say most: Perceptual discrimination is entrenched by language-specific encoding probabilities.
  • de Swart, P. and G. van Bergen (under review). How animacy and verbal information influence V2 sentence processing: evidence from eye movements.
  • van Bergen, G. and M. Flecken (2017). Putting things in new places: the predictive power of placement verbs in second language processing. Journal of Memory and Language, 92, 26-42. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2016.05.003. pdf
  • L. Degand and G. van Bergen (in press). Discourse markers as turn-transition devices: evidence from speech and instant messaging. To appear in Discourse Processes.
  • van Bergen, G., E. van Lier and P. de Swart (to appear). Constructional variation in Dutch ditransitives: Lexical preferences in controlled production. To appear in: S. Grondelaers and R. van Hout (Eds.), New ways of analyzing syntactic variation.
  • Lestrade, S., G. van Bergen and P. de Swart (2016). On the origin of constraints. In: G. Legendre, M.Putnam, H. de Swart and E. Zaroukian (Eds.), Advances in OT-syntax and semantics/pragmatics: From uni- to bidirectional optimization, pp. 179-199. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Hogeweg, L. and G. van Bergen (2015). Cognitieve taalkunde: eigenlijk toch wel een goede theorie. In: S. Lestrade, P. de Swart and L.Hogeweg (Eds.), Addenda: Artikelen voor Ad Foolen, pp. 163-168. Nijmegen: Radboud Universiteit.
  • de Swart, P. and G. van Bergen (2014). Unscrambling the lexical nature of weak definites. In: A. Aguila-Guevara, B. Le Bruyn and J. Zwarts (eds.), Weak referentiality, pp. 287-310. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • de Schepper, K., G. van Bergen, S. Lestrade and W. Stoop (2014). Prag-raising versus Neg-raising. Nederlandse Taalkunde 19(1), 105-117.
  • Vogels, J. and G. van Bergen (2013). Where to place inaccessible subjects in Dutch: The role of definiteness and animacy. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, published online ahead of print, DOI 10.1515/cllt-2013-0021.
  • van Bergen, G., R. van Gijn, L. Hogeweg and S. Lestrade (2011). Discourse marking and the subtle art of mind-reading: the case of Dutch eigenlijk. Journal of Pragmatics 43, 3877-3892.
  • van Bergen, G., W. Stoop, J. Vogels and H. de Hoop (2011). Leve hun! Waarom hun nog steeds hun zeggen. Nederlandse Taalkunde 16(1), 2-29.
  • van Bergen, G. and P. de Swart (2010). Scrambling in spoken Dutch: Definiteness versus weight as determinants of word order variation. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 6(2), 267-295.
  • van Bergen, G. (2009). Placing objects before subjects in Dutch: a comparison between word order variation in experimental and natural sentence production. In: B. Botma and J. van Kampen (eds.), Linguistics in the Netherlands, 14-24. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • van Bergen, G. and H. de Hoop (2009). (guest eds.) Special issue on Topics Cross-Linguistically. The Linguistic Review 26 (2/3).
  • van Bergen, G. and H. de Hoop (2009). Introduction: Topics cross-linguistically. The Linguistic Review 26 (2/3), 173-176.
  • van Bergen, G. and P. de Swart (2009). Definiteness and Scrambling in Dutch: Where theory meets practice. In: A. Schardl, M. Walkow and M. Abdurrahman (Eds.), Proceedings of NELS 38, pp. 113-124. Amherst, MA: GLSA. 
  • Yang, N. and G. van Bergen (2007). Scrambled Objects and Case Marking in Mandarin Chinese. Lingua 117,1617-1635.
  • van Mulken, M.J.P., G. van Bergen and L. de Vrught (2006). Verankering van woord en beeld in tijdschriftadvertenties. Tijdschrift voor Taalbeheersing 28(2), 159-171.
  • van Mulken, M.J.P., G. van Bergen and E. Oldenkamp (2005). Interaction of word and image in advertising and consumer response.’ In: S. Diehl, R. Terlutter, & P. Weinberg (eds.), Advertising and Communication.Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Research in Advertising (ICORIA), pp. 90-95. Saarbrücken: Saarland University.                                     

popular papers

  • van Bergen, G. (2011). Gepromoveerd. Vaktaal 24 (2).
  • van Bergen, G. and P. de Swart (2008). Wat bezielt talen eigenlijk? Online publication at


  • van Bergen, G. (2011). Who’s first and what’s next. Animacy and word order variation in Dutch language production. Ph.D. thesis, Radboud University Nijmegen. pdf
  • van Bergen, G. (2006). To ba or not to ba: differential object marking in Chinese. MA thesis, Radboud University Nijmegen. pdf