My work covers the two major academic fields of philology and linguistics. Among other things I seek to develop new methodologies for finding points of contact between these two distinct but interrelated fields.
In my studies, I explore and analyse different types of phenomena across the Semitic languages, mostly in the history of Hebrew and Aramaic.
My research interests revolve around different aspects of linguistics, including historical linguistics, syntax, and semantics. Specific topics that I study are negation, reciprocal constructions, possessive constructions, non-selected datives, and causative constructions.
I also devoted some studies to the history of linguistics (especially to the theoretical foundations of the work of Ferdinand de Saussure), and also to linguistic studies in dialogue with Jewish studies.
My students work on a large variety of topics in linguistics and Hebrew language.
Language, Logic and Cognition Center
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 9190501
- Direct causation: A new approach to an old question [Internet]
- Modeling progress: causal models, event types, and the imperfective paradox
- Sufficient and Necessary Conditions for a Non-Unified Analysis of Causation.
- The Language of the Mishnah – Between Late Hebrew and Mishnaic Hebrew
- “kol-še-hu in Rabbinic and Modern Hebrew”
- Syntactic Reanalysis and Semantic Reanalysis: A study of the semantic shift of 'ilmale in Babylonian Hebrew and Aramaic