Willem Levelt#

Willem Levelt
Membership Number:193
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2006 Director Emeritus
  • 1980 - 2006 Professor of Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen University (special Max Planck Society chair)
  • 1980 - 2006 Director of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
  • 2002 - 2005 President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
  • 1976 - 1979 Leader of the Project Group for Psycholinguistics of the Max Planck Society, established in Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
  • 1971 - 1979 Full Professor of Experimental Psychology, Nijmegen University (The Netherlands)
  • 1971 - 1972 Member of the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton
  • 1969 - 1970 Full Professor of Experimental Psychology and of Psycholinguistics, Groningen University.
  • 1967 - 1968 Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology, Groningen University
  • 1965 - 1966 Research Fellow at the Center for Cognitive Studies, Harvard University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Human language acquisition and speech production
  • "Mental lexicon"

Honours and Awards
  • Member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences
  • Member of the Holland Society of Sciences
  • Member of the Academia Europaea
  • Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
  • Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts
  • Member of the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences (USA)
  • Member of the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Honorary Member of the World Innovation Foundation (WIF)
  • Member of the American Philosophical Society
  • Recipient Radboud Stichting award for junior scientists (1968)
  • Recipient Hendrik Muller award for the Social and Behavioral Sciences of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (1993)
  • Recipient of the Heymans award of the Dutch Psychology Association (NIP) (1996)
  • Honorary member of the Linguistic Society of America (1998)
  • Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw (1998)
  • Doctorate honoris causa, Maastricht University (2000)
  • Doctorate honoris causa, University of Antwerp (2003)
  • Recipient Silver Medal, Nijmegen University (2004)
  • Doctorate honoris causa, University of Padua (2004)
  • Doctorate honoris causa, Catholic University of Louvain (2005)
  • Recipiet Medal of Honour, Netherlands Psychonomic Society. (2006)
  • Honorary member of the Young Academy (De Jonge Akademie), Royal Dutch Academie of Arts and Sciences (2006)
  • Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society (2007)
  • Member of the Orden pour le mérite (2010)
  • Bundesverdienstkreuz mit Stern (Order of Merit) of the Federal Republic of Germany (2012)
  • American Philosophical Society's Patrick Suppes Prize in the History of Science (2013)

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