Lise Menn is Professor Emerita of Linguistics at the University of Colorado Boulder. Having been part of the Department of Linguistics since 1986, she has served as a professor of linguistics, a faculty fellow of the Institute of Cognitive Science, and Associate Editor of the journal Aphasiology. In 1976 she received her PhD in Linguistics in from the University of Illinois, Urbana, specializing in the emergence of language in children. After a postdoctoral year in the Speech Communication Laboratory of the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT, she began to work at the Aphasia Research Center, Boston University School of Medicine. She is currently revising her textbook Psycholinguistics: Introduction and Applications and co-editing a special issue of the journal Aphasiology. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.