Professor Elena Lieven - personal details
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Elena Lieven did her undergraduate degree and her Ph.D. on individual differences in early language development in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. She came to Manchester in 1979. During her years at Manchester she developed close research links with members of the Department of Psychology in the University of California, Berkeley and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics at Nijmegen and spent parts of her sabbatical leaves in both places. She was been Editor of the Journal of Child Language from 1996 - 2005. In 1998 Professor Lieven was granted long-term unpaid leave to work at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. However she spends about 25% on average of her time in the Max Planck Child Study Centre which was set up in the Manchester Department when she moved to Leipzig.