Aditi Lahiri

Professor of Linguistics, Director of the Lab, Fellow of Somerville College
A photograph of Professor Aditi Lahiri

 

Professor Aditi Lahiri CBE FBA MAE is the Director of the Language and Brain Lab, and Principal Investigator of the MORPHON project (Resolving Morpho-Phonological Alternation: Historical, Neurolinguistic, and Computational Approaches) funded by the European Research Council (2016-2021).

The Language and Brain Lab has also hosted other ERC projects including Professor Lahiri's first Advanced Investigator grant WORDS (2011-2016) as well as the FlexSR (Flexible Speech Recognition System) Proof of Concept Award (2015-2016).

Previously a professor at the University of Konstanz, and before that at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, she took up the Chair in Linguistics at Oxford in 2008, and presided over the inauguration of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics.

 

 

Professor Lahiri's research programme employs a diverse range of methodologies, from cutting-edge brain imaging technology to palaeographic investigation of centuries-old manuscripts, with the overarching theme of investigating the mental representation and historical development of the sounds of human language.

Her academic honours include the Max Planck Research Award, the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize and the Professor Sukumar Sen Memorial Gold Medal.  She is also a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Life Member of the Linguistic Society of America, and a Fellow of Somerville College.

 

Recent publications include:

Kennard, Holly & Aditi Lahiri (2020). Nonesuch phonemes in loanwords. Linguistics 59, 83–108.
Link: https://doi.org/10.1515/ling-2019-0033.

Lahiri, Aditi & Holly Kennard (2019). Pertinacity in loanwords: Same underlying systems, different outputs. In M. Cennamo (ed.) Historical Linguistics 2015: Selected Papers from the 22nd International Congress of Historical Linguistics, Naples 27–31 July, 58–74.
Link: https://doi.org/10.1075/cilt.348.03lah.

Schuster, Swetlana, & Aditi Lahiri (2018). Lexical gaps and morphological decomposition: Evidence from German. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 46, 166–182.
Link: https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000560.

Lahiri, Aditi (2018). Predicting universal phonological features. In L. Hyman & F. Plank (eds.) Phonological Typology, 229–272. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Link: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110451931-007.

Schuster, Swetlana, Mathis Scharinger, Colin Brooks, Aditi Lahiri, & Gesa Hartwigsen (2018). The neural correlates of morphological complexity processing: Detecting structure in pseudowords. Human Brain Mapping 39, 2317-2328.
Link: https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.23975.

Lahiri, Aditi & Johanneke Sytsema (2018). Metrical grouping and cliticisation in Middle Dutch: Evidence from verse. Transactions of the Philological Society 116, 363-382.
Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-968X.12124.

Arora, Vipul, Aditi Lahiri, & Henning Reetz (2018). Phonological feature-based speech recognition system for pronunciation training in non-native language learning. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 143, 98–108.
Link: https://doi.org/10.1121/1.5017834.

Wynne, Hilary S., Linda Wheeldon, & Aditi Lahiri (2018). Compounds, phrases and clitics in connected speech. Journal of Memory and Language 98, 45–58.
Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2017.08.001.

Sytsema, Johanneke & Aditi Lahiri (2018). Open syllable lengthening in Middle Dutch: Evidence from verse. Journal of Germanic Linguistics 30, 167–212.
Link: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1470542717000095.

 

For further information, please view Professor Lahiri's Faculty Webpage or Full CV.