papers in journals and edited volumes

  • van Bergen, G. Ushiama, S., E.H., Kaneko, D., Dijksterhuis, G.B., de Wijk, R.A., & M.H. Vingerhoeds (2022). What makes foods and flavours fit? Consumer perception of (un)usual product combinations. Food Quality & Preference, 102 [104680]. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2022.104680 [pdf]

  • van Bergen, G. Zandstra, E.H., Kaneko, D., Dijksterhuis, G.B., & R.A. de Wijk (2021). Sushi at the beach: Effects of congruent and incongruent immersive contexts on food evaluations. Food Quality & Preference, 91 [104193].
    doi: 10.1016/j.foodqual.2021.104193 [pdf]

  • van Bergen, G., & L. Hogeweg (2021). Managing interpersonal discourse expectations: A comparative analysis of contrastive discourse particles in Dutch. Linguistics, 59(2), 333-360. doi:10.1515/ling-2021-0020 [pdf]

  • Rasenberg, M., Rommers, J., & G. van Bergen (2020). Anticipating predictability: An ERP investigation of expectation-managing discourse markers in dialogue comprehension. Language, Cognition & Neuroscience, 35(1), 1-16. doi:10.1080/23273798.2019.1624789. [pdf]

  • Flecken, M., & G. van Bergen (2020). Can the English stand the bottle like the Dutch? Effects of relational categories on object perception. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 37(5/6), 271–287. doi: 10.1080/02643294.2019.1607272. [pdf]

  • de Swart, P. & G. van Bergen (2019). How Animacy and Verbal Information Influence V2 Sentence Processing: Evidence from Eye Movements. Open Linguistics, 5, 630-649. doi: [pdf]

  • van Bergen, G., Flecken, M. & Wu, R. (2019). Rapid target selection of object categories based on verbs: Implications for language-categorization interactions. Psychophysiology, 56(9), e13395. doi: 10.1111/psyp.13395. [pdf] 

  • Bosker, H.R., van Os, M., Does, R., & G. van Bergen (2019). Counting ‘uhm’s: how tracking the distribution of native and nonnative disfluencies influences online language comprehension. Journal of Memory and Language, 106, 189-202. [pdf]

  • van Bergen, G., & H.R. Bosker (2018). Linguistic expectation management in online discourse processing: an investigation of Dutch inderdaad ‘indeed’ and eigenlijk ‘actually’. Journal of Memory and Language, 103, 191-210. [pdf]
    Media coverage: [Dutch newspaper article] [English blog post]

  • van Bergen, G., & S. Lestrade. (issue eds.) (2018). Special issue on Shifting Animacy. Theoretical Linguistics, 44 (1/2).

  • Degand, L. & G. van Bergen (2018). Discourse markers as turn-transition devices: evidence from speech and instant messaging. Discourse Processes, 55(1), 47-71. [pdf

  • van Bergen, G., & 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. [pdf]

  • Vogels, J., & G. van Bergen (2017). Where to place inaccessible subjects in Dutch: The role of definiteness and animacy. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, 13(2), 369-398. doi: 10.1515/cllt-2013-0021.

  • Lestrade, S., G. van Bergen, & 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., & 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., & 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, & W. Stoop (2014). Prag-raising versus Neg-raising. Nederlandse Taalkunde 19(1), 105-117.

  • van Bergen, G., R. van Gijn, L. Hogeweg, & 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, & H. de Hoop (2011). Leve hun! Waarom hun nog steeds hun zeggen. Nederlandse Taalkunde 16(1), 2-29.
    Media coverage: [Leve hun!]

  • van Bergen, G., & 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., & H. de Hoop (2009). (guest eds.) Special issue on Topics Cross-Linguistically. The Linguistic Review 26 (2/3).

  • van Bergen, G., & H. de Hoop (2009). Introduction: Topics cross-linguistically. The Linguistic Review 26 (2/3), 173-176.

  • van Bergen, G., & 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., & G. van Bergen (2007). Scrambled Objects and Case Marking in Mandarin Chinese. Lingua 117,1617-1635.

  • van Mulken, M.J.P., G. van Bergen, & 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, & 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