In Honor Of…Lila R. Gleitman, PhD
Honoring scientists who have made important and lasting contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.
Lila R. Gleitman, PhD
Professor of Psychology and Linguistics
University of Pennsylvania
Lila R. Gleitman is a Professor of Psychology and Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned a B.A. in Literature from Antioch College in 1952. As a student of Zelig Harris at the University of Pennsylvania, she received her Ph.D. in Linguistics. She was on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania beginning in 1972, where she served as the dissertation advisor of numerous luminaries in the psychology of language. Professor Gleitman’s research in language acquisition has been recognized by many organizations, and she is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Society of Experimental Psychologists, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences. She is a recipient of the David Rumelhart Prize, and she has served as President of the Linguistic Society of America.
Lila Gleitman has made numerous longstanding contributions to the study of language and cognition, focusing especially on how children come toLearn More..