Sad news: Janet Dean Fodor

We are very sad to share the news that Janet Dean Fodor has passed away.

Janet was a faculty member in the UConn Department of Linguistics from 1973 until 1986, when she took up a position as Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is widely praised for her fundamental work in establishing the field of human sentence processing, and the CUNY/HSP conference. Her research contributions and her mentorship have been highly influential, thought-provoking, and long-lasting. She was also kind, supportive, thoughtful, and generous. She will be sorely missed.

More information about her life and work can be found at and