Jean Berko Gleason: Psycholinguist

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Jean Berko Gleason is a Professor Emerita at Boston University and was one of the founders of the field of psycholinguistics. She created the famous "wug test," which reveals how children learn the rules of language, such as making singular words plural. While now in her 70s, Jean continues to get around town by driving fast in her sports car.

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