About

Education:

1996, BA linguistics (cum laude), Tel-Aviv University

2003, MA linguistics (magna cum laude), Tel-Aviv University

2009, Ph.D. linguistics, Tel-Aviv University

Research:

Phonology

Phonetics - perception, production, acoustics

Loanword Phonology

Rhotics

Experimental approaches to Phonology-Phonetics

Heritage Linguistics


Publications

Publications

w/Laks, Lior. in progress. Hebrew bases with borrowed affixes – A multi-dimensional account.

2013. Vowel harmony. In G. Kahn (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (EHLL), 625-628. Leiden/Boston: Brill.

2013. w/Ussishkin, Adam. Stress: Modern Hebrew. In G. Kahn (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (EHLL), 979-981. Leiden/Boston: Brill.

2013. The emergence of the unmarked: Vowel harmony in Hebrew loanword adaptation. Lingua (131):66-79.

2013. Prosodic factors in the adaptation of Hebrew rhotics in loanwords from English. In L. Spreafico and A. Vietti (eds.), Rhotics: New data and perspectives, 191-206. Bozen-Bolzano: Bozen-Bolzano University Press.

2012. Vowel harmony and universality in Hebrew acquisition. Brill's Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics 4. 7-29.

2012. Two Paths - One Goal: Vowel Harmony in the Acquisition of Hebrew. In E. Cohen (ed.), Proceedings of the 28th meeting of the Israeli Association for Theoretical Linguistics. 1-24. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 68. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

2012. w/Bat-El, Outi. Stress in English blends: A constraint-based analysis. In V. Renner, F. Maniez and P. Arnaud (eds.), Cross-disciplinary persepctives on lexical blending, 193-212. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

2012. A review of Vowel Patterns in Language by Rachel Walker. The Phonetician 105-160:124-126.

2011. The Emergence of UG in the Periphery: Vowel Harmony in Hebrew Loanwords. Proceedings of the 26th meeting of the Israeli Association for Theoretical Linguistics. http://linguistics.huji.ac.il/IATL/26/Cohen.pdf/

2010. Predicting Adaptation Patterns: Multiple Sources of Hebrew Vowels in English Loanwords. Nicht-native Einheiten und Strukturen. Strategien der Integration und Isolation in der Sprache.In Anke Holler and Carmen Scherer (eds.). Tübingen: Niemeyer. 51-63.

Conferences and Colloquia

The Pragmatics-Phonology Interface: Accessibility and Reduction in Hebrew Possessives. Tel Aviv University, Linguistics Department Colloquium, 2003.

Pick a vowel, any vowel: Phenomena in Loanword Phonology. Tel Aviv University, Department of Hebrew Culture Colloquium, 2006.

The Role of Perception in Loanword Adaptation. Poster presented at Tel Aviv University. Future of Research Day, Tel Aviv University, 2007.

How to Pick the Right Vowel: Adaptation Patterns of English Vowels in Hebrew.       Ben Gurion University. Linguistics Colloquium, 2007.

A jnd-based model for similarity in loanwords. University of Amsterdam, Institute of Phonetic Sciences, 2007.

Predicting Adaptation Patterns: Multiple Sources of Hebrew Vowels in Loanwords from English. Bar Ilan University, Linguistics Department Colloquium, 2008.

Predicting Adaptation Patterns: Multiple Sources of Hebrew Vowels in Loanwords from English    Tel Aviv University, Linguistics Department Colloquium, 2008.

The Connection between Kangaroos and Michael Jordan: On the Role of Similarity in Loanwords. Humanities Departmental Colloquium, Open University, 2008.

Predicting Adaptation Patterns: A jnd-based model for Similarity in Loanwords. Old World Conference in Phonology (OCP) 5, University of Toulouse-le Mirail, Toulouse, France, 2008.

Predicting Adaptation Patterns: Multiple Sources of Hebrew Vowels in English Loanwords. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS), Otto-Friedrich-Universität, Bamberg, Germany, 2008.

Non-Systematic Systems: The Grammar of Harmony in Hebrew. Tel Aviv University, Linguistics Department Colloquium, 2009.

A Universal Perspective on Hebrew: The Nature of Phonological Principles. Israel Translators Association Conference, 2009.

Variation and Vowel Harmony: The Case of Hebrew Loanwords. The 18th Manchester Phonology Meeting, University of Manchester, Manchester, England, 2010.

Stress in English Blends: A constraint-based analysis. International Conference on Lexical Blending, Université Lyon 2, Lyon, France, 2010.

The Emergence of UG in the periphery: Vowel Harmony in Hebrew Loanwords. The 26th Meeting of the Israeli Association of Theoretical Linguistics, Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, 2010.

A Universal Perspective on Hebrew: The Nature of Phonological Principles. Lecture Series for General Public, Tel Aviv University, 2010.

Prosodic Factors in the Adaptation of Hebrew Rhotics in Loanwords from English. r-atics-3 – The Third International Workshop on the Phonetics, Phonology, Sociolinguistics and Typology of rhotics, Bolzano, Italy, 2011.

On UG and Loanwords: Metathesis, reduplication and Hebrew rhotics. Tel Aviv University, Linguistics Department Colloquium, 2011.

Hebrew Bases with Borrowed Affixes: A Multi-dimensional Account. 15th International Morphology Meeting, Vienna, Austria, 2011.

Experimenting on Humans: Investigating the Human Linguistic Capability. Lecture Series for General Public, Tel Aviv University, 2011.

Hebrew as a reflection of phonological universals. Humanities Departmental Colloquium, Open University, 2011.

A Universal Perspective on Hebrew: The Nature of Phonological Principles. Lecture Series for General Public, Tel Aviv University, 2011.

What's in a Name? Grammatical and Extra-Grammatical Factors in the Adaptation of Names. Israel Translators Association 2012 International Conference, 2012.

Two paths - one goal: Vowel harmony in the acquisition of Hebrew. The 28th Meeting of the Israeli Association of Theoretical Linguistics, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 2012.

Hebrew words with English suffixes. The 28th Meeting of the Israeli Linguistics Cirlce in memory of Chaim Rosen, David Yelin College, Jerusalem, 2012.

Experimenting on Humans: Investigating the Human Linguistic Capability. Lecture Series for General Public, Tel-Aviv University, 2012.

Borrowed affixes in Hebrew. The 13th Scientific Convention: Research, Study and Creation in Oranim. Oranim College, Kiryat Tivon. 2012.

depresivit, medupreset or just diprest. Adaptation of loan adjectives in Hebrew. The 8th Oranim Annual Conference - Hebrew as a living language. 2013.

Crazy little thing called /r/: Unlocking the mysteries of the Hebrew rhotic. r-atics-4 - The Fourth International Symposium on Rhotics, Bernin, France, 2013.

Borrowing as a window to linguistic knowledge: Morphophonological adaptation in Hebrew loanwords from English. Colloquium of Tel-Aviv University Department of Hebrew Culture, 2013.

The story of /r/: Phonological phenomena with the Hebrew rhotic. Bar-Ilan University, Hebrew Language Department Colloquium, 2013.

Crazy little thing called /r/: Unlocking the mysteries of the Hebrew rhotic. The 29th Meeting of the Israeli Association of Theoretical Linguistics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. 2013.

Between nouns and verbs: Borrowed adjectives as intermediate categories. American International Morphology Meeting 2, University of California, San Diego. 2013

What's your name? Factors in the adaptation of names. Lecture Series for General Public, Tel Aviv University, 2013.

Courses

Phonetics - 0627.1120

Acoustic Phonetics - 0627.2011

Experimental Phonology and Phonetics - 0627.3005

The Phonology of Loanwords - 0627.2152

Similarity - 0627.4150

Segmental Optimality Theory (Seminar) - 0627.3144

Shapes and Sounds ("kelim shluvim") - 1880.0612

Research Students

Abed El Ghani, Suhair. due 2013. M.A. The effect of Hebrew on the production of vowels and emphatics among Palestinian Arabic speakers and Heritage speaker of Palestinian Arabic.

Albert, Aviad. due 2013. M.A. Stripping Down the Notion of Sonority: Evidence for Articulatory Restrictions on Syllabicity in Hebrew (with Outi Bat-El).

Hormaro, Michal. due 2013. M.A. Teaching English vowel discrimination to adult Hebrew speakers.

Mizrachi, Avi. due 2013. M.A. Voicing Assimilation and the Acoustic Correlates of Voicing in Hebrew (with Outi Bat-El).

Surdin, Anna. due 2015. M.A. (with Outi Bat-El).

Yeverechyahu, Hadas. due 2015. M.A. (with Outi Bat-El).

Stern, Yifat. due 2015. M.A. (with Outi Bat-El).


Last updated: 15.12.2013