Aditi Lahiri

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Aditi Lahiri (born 14 July 1952) is an India born German linguist at the University of Oxford. She received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 2000.[1]

Early life[edit]

She was educated at the Bethune College, Kolkata, India, and later at the University of Calcutta.[2] Her first job was as a newscaster for Doordarshan.


She earned two doctorates from the University of Calcutta in comparative philology and in linguistics from Brown University.[3]

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 she was elected a Member of the Academia Europaea and in 2010 she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy