Fred Landman

  • Department of Linguistics
  • Tel Aviv University


Fred Landman was born on the 28th of October 1956 in Amsterdam-Slotermeer. From 1969 he attended the Cartesius Lyceum in Amsterdam, completing Gymnasium-beta in 1975.

Between 1975 and 1981 he studied Philosophy of Language and Logic in the Philosophy Department at the University of Amsterdam. From 1981 till 1985 he worked at the same institute on a Ph.D grant, finishing his Ph.D in January of 1986.

After this, he taught for a semester in the Linguistics department at Brown University in Providence, R.I, and held for a year a research position in the Linguistics Department at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, supported by a research grant to Barbara Partee.

From 1987 till 1993 he taught Linguistics and Cognitive Studies at Cornell University in Ithaca N.Y, first as assistant professor, later associate professor.

In December of 1993 he moved to Israel, and since 1994 he has been in the Linguistics Department at Tel Aviv University, first as associate professor, later full professor.

He is married to Susan Rothstein, professor of Linguistics at Bar-Ilan university. In 2015 they each received an Alexander von Humboldt Research Award in the context of which they spent during 2015-2016 one and a half year in the Linguistics Department at the University of Tübingen. The couple has a daughter Alex, and lives with their cat Ronya in the center of Tel Aviv.