Willem Levelt

Willem Johannes Maria Levelt

Oct 2014
Born (1938-05-17) 17 May 1938
Fields Psycholinguistics
Institutions Nijmegen
Alma mater Universiteit Leiden
Thesis On Binocular Rivalry (1965)
Doctoral advisor Johannes Petrus van de Geer
Doctoral students Joost Breuker, 57 more[1]
Spouse Elisabeth, C.M. Jacobs
Children Claartje, Philip, Christiaan

Willem Johannes Maria (Pim) Levelt (born 17 May 1938 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch psycholinguist. He is an influential researcher of human language acquisition and speech production. He developed a comprehensive theory of the cognitive processes involved in the act of speaking, including the significance of the "mental lexicon". Levelt was the founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen. He also served as president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, of which he has been member since 1978.[2][3]


About Pim Levelt


  1. CV at MPI
  2. Enserink, Martin, Final Report: Stapel Affair Points to Bigger Problems in Social Psychology, Science, 28 November 2012
  3. "Pim Levelt". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
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