Stephen C. Levinson#


Stephen C. Levinson
Email:stephen.levinson 'at' mpi.nl
Membership Number:2198
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS
Section:BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES
Username:slevinson
Homepage: http://www.mpi.nl/people/levinson-stephen





Present and Previous Positions
  • Managing Director at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (1998-2001, 2007-8)
  • Director, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (1994-)
  • Professor of Comparative Linguistics at the Radboud University Nijmegen (1995- )
  • Reader, University of Cambridge, Dept. of Linguistics (till 1994)
  • Head, Max Planck Cognitive Anthropology Research Group, Berlin (1989-1991) and Nijmegen (1991-1997)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Interactional sociolinguistics
  • Linguistic pragmatics
  • Cognitive anthropology
  • Spatial language and cognition
  • Language and cognition
  • Linguistic description and documentation

Honours and Awards
  • Senior Scholar, King's College, Cambridge, 1970
  • Fullbright Award, 1970
  • Member of High Table, King’s College, Cambridge, 1975-
  • Professor, Linguistic Society of America Linguistics Institute, Stanford University, 1987
  • Fellow of the British Academy, 1988
  • The Nijmegen Lectures 1988
  • Stirling Prize, American Anthropology Association, 1992
  • The Stern Lectures, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1998
  • Professor, Linguistic Society of America Linguistics Institute, U.C. Santa Barbara 2001
  • Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Fellow-Elect 2001
  • Member of the Academia Europaea, 2003-
  • Hale Professor, Linguistic Society of America, 2009


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