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Saturday, 28 Nov 2015


The Department of Linguistics at Tel-Aviv University nurtures original research and has a comprehensive program. The research in the department focuses on formulating theoretical models explaining various linguistic phenomena in adult and child language. This research sheds light on the nature of the human language faculty by uncovering the universal principles – grammatical and cognitive – underlying it. 

The study program covers the central areas of linguistics: the perception and production of linguistic sounds (phonetics), linguistic sound systems (phonology), word structure (morphology), sentence structure (syntax), meaning in language (semantics), the effect of extra-linguistic factors on linguistic communication (pragmatics), the study of the language faculty via behavioral tests (psycholinguistics), the acquisition of language by children (language acquisition), research methods (experimental linguistics), computational models of natural language (computational linguistics), and research of the neural basis of the language faculty (neurolinguistics).

The Department of Linguistics offers a broad theoretical background in the various fields of linguistics, and tools for academic thought and scientific research (theoretical, experimental and computational). Furthermore, the department provides vital knowledge for specialists in various fields dealing with language: artificial intelligence, communications, speech therapy, language teaching, literature, translation etc. Even students in various fields in which language is a rhetorical tool, such as advertising and law, can enrich their studies with linguistic knowledge.

The faculty members of the Department of Linguistics are world renowned, and the department's graduates continue their studies for the Ph.D. at Tel Aviv University and are accepted into doctoral programs in leading universities worldwide.

News and Events
This week's lecture in the Interdisciplinary Research Colloquium: Maayan Keshev, Tel Aviv University. You are all invited. Read more.

Congratulations to this year's Ph.D. graduates: Dr. Eugenia (Jenny) Birger, Dr. Elitzur Dattner, Dr. Orna DavidiDr. Julie Fadlon, Dr. Joseph (Sefi) Potashnik, and Dr. Marit Sternau.

Congratulations to this year's M.A. graduates: Tali Arad, Gal Belsitzman, Noa Brandel-Naor, Maria Goldshtein, Hadas Yeverechyahu, Dganit Kim, Yuval Pinter, and Ezer Rasin.

The Linguistics Department congratulates Danny Kalev for being awarded excellence scholarships for 2014-2015 by both the Fund in memory of Ignatz Bubis and the Shoshana and Zvi Puzis Fund.

The Linguistics Department congratulates Prof. Ruth Berman on her 80th birthday. The event will be celebrated in a lecture evening on behalf of the Academia Scientiarum Israelitica.

The Linguistiscs Department congratulates the Rector's outstanding teachers for 2013-2014. Senior Faculty: Evan-Gary Cohen and Aya Meltzer-Asscher; Junior Faculty: Noa Brandel-Naor and Moshe Ziat.

A new site for the Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics Research Lab! Enter now:

The 31st meeting of IATL: Call for papers.

The Linguistics Department congratulates Noa Karni for winning the 2013-2014 Rotenstreich scholarship for excellent humanities PhD students.

The Linguistics Department congratulates Prof. Fred Landaman for winning the Humboldt Research Award for his achievements in research and teaching.

Registration for the 2014-2015 academic year continues!
What is Linguistics? 
In a nutshell • Welcome • Students of the department

Neurobiology of Language: A Bsc degree in biology and linguistics with an emphasis on brain sciences, within the Sagol School of Neuroscience. Read more.

Computational Linguistics: A double-major track in computer science and Linguistics. Read more.