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Gary Libben

Libben Gary


Contact information

Brock University 500 Glenridge Avenue St. Catharines, Ontario Canada L2S 3A1


Gary Libben holds BA (Psychology) and MA (Applied Linguistics) degrees from Concordia University and a PhD (Linguistics) degree from McGill University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, former President of the Canadian Linguistics Association, co-founder of the journal The Mental Lexicon, and Founding Director of the University of Alberta’s Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics. He is currently Vice-President Research at Brock University.

Research interests

Gary Libben’s research addresses the question of how structurally complex words are represented and processed in the mind. He conducts psycholinguistic laboratory investigations on how words are processed across languages, how they are represented in the minds of bilinguals, and how their processing may be impaired as a result of damage to the brain. His current research projects include the study of psycholinguistic aspects of writing and lexical processing in interpersonal contexts.