Lila R. Gleitman

Posted: August 2021

The LSA regrets to announce the passing of Lila R. Gleitman (b. 1929), Professor Emerita of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Gleitman, a life member of the LSA, first joined the Society in 1957. She served as LSA President in 1993 and was elected as a member of the first class of LSA Fellows in 2006. Read the Language Log obituary here, a more comprehensive obituary prepared by Claire Gleitman for the National Academy of Sciences (available courtesy of Language Log), and an obituary prepared by the New York Times here. A full-length obituary will appear in Language in the coming months.