Lila Gleitman is a linguist and psycholinguist whose work concerns the mental lexicon and its interface with syntax, language acquisition, and the relation between language and thought. One of her main interests concerns the architecture and semantic content of the mental lexicon, i.e., the psychological representation of the forms and meanings of words. Her second major interest is in how children acquire both the lexicon and the syntactic structure of the native tongue.
People I’ve trained and worked with:
Former Graduate Students:
Elissa Newport, Susan Goldin-Meadow, Barbara Landau, Letty Naigles, Cynthia Fisher, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Carol Miller, Lloyd Komatsu, Ruth Ostrin, Howard Geyer, Ann Fowler, Barbara Freed, Pamela Freyd, George Meck, Julia Dutton, Ed Kako, Annie Lederer Duke, Jane Gillette, Andrew Connolly, Peggy Li, Jesse Snedeker, Felicia Hurewitz, Laura Wagner, Becky Nappa, Sudha Arunachalam