In Memoriam Anne Cutler

Anne Cutler, Emeritus Professor of Comparative Psycholinguistics at Radboud University, died on 7 June. Cutler became professor in Nijmegen in 1993, and combined this appointment with a position as scientific member and institute director at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen. She was affiliated with both institutions until her retirement in 2012.

In 1999 Anne Cutler was the first woman to receive the NWO Spinoza Prize, the highest award in Dutch science. With the money from the premium - which can be freely spent on a purpose related to scientific research - she laid the foundation of the Baby and Child Research Centre, the first baby research centre where the language development and later the social-cognitive development of babies and children were studied.

Pim Levelt, former director of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, wrote an in memoriam for Anne Cutler - available on the institute's website.

Anne Cutler in 2015
Anne Cutler in 2015

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