Aditi Lahiri

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Aditi Lahiri (born 14 July 1952) is an India born German linguist at the University of Oxford.

Early life and education[edit]

Lahiri was botn on 14 July 1952 in Calcutta, India.[1] She was educated at the Bethune College, Kolkata, India, and later at the University of Calcutta.[2] She earned two doctorates; one from the University of Calcutta in comparative philology and one in linguistics from Brown University.[3]

Academic career[edit]

She has taught at the University of California at Los Angeles and at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and would later work as a research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands .[3]

She is a fellow of Somerville College, Oxford and has, until recently been a professor at the University of Konstanz.[4]


In 2007, Lahiri was elected a Member of the Academia Europaea. In 2010, she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA).

She received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 2000.[5]


  1. ^ "LAHIRI, Prof. Aditi". Who's Who 2016. Oxford University Press. November 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Rejected by CU, a star at Oxford
  3. ^ a b About Lahiri
  4. ^ Homepage
  5. ^ German honour for Aditi Lahiri