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School of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Science Studies
Thursday Interdisciplinary Colloquium

Webb 103/Online lecture

Spring 2024

30.5

Mitya Privoznov

Göttingen University 

The syntax of presupposition projection; read more recording

6.6

Jochen Trommer

Leipzig University

How many strata? read more recording

13.6

Vera Rusyanov

Tel Aviv University  

The Role of Frequency in Phonological Cliticization; read more

27.6

Canceled

4.7

Aviya Hacohen

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Against the masses: Experimental evidence for non-uniform noun semantics in a classifier language; read more recording

11.7

Maria Esipova 

Bar-Ilan University 

Lend me your ears? read more
18.7

Idan Landau

Tel Aviv University 

Argument Ellipsis: findings and puzzles; read more
25.7

Dani Rodov

Tel Aviv University 

TBA
1.8

Tom Dolev

Tel Aviv University 

TBA

 

School of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Science Studies
Thursday Interdisciplinary Colloquium

Webb 103/Online lecture

Fall 2023-4

4.1

Meeting: Graduate Students

 

11.1

Maayan Keshev

The Hebrew University

Memory mechanisms for linguistic structure building; read more

18.1

Émile Enguehard

University of Amsterdam 

Towards a pragmatic explanation for the prevalence of upward-monotonic operators in natural language; read more

25.1

Si Berebi 

Tel Aviv University

Stress-epenthesis opacity in Judeo-Baghdadi Arabic; read more

1.2

Elise Newman

University of Edinburgh

When wh-phrases are their own interveners; read more recording

8.2

Jim Wood 

Yale University

Coordination of Verbs in Icelandic; read more
15.2

Asia Pietraszko

University of Rochester

Operational opacity at the clausal middlefield; read more handout recording
22.2

Ido Benbaji

MIT

Specific-opaque readings and the temporal interpretation of noun phrases; read morehandout
29.2

Eduard Kishenevsky

Tel Aviv University

The missing V2 illusion in Hebrew; read more
7.3

Omri Amiraz

The Hebrew University

Two Types of Indirect Scalar Inferences
14.3

Dorit Abusch

Cornell University

TBA

 

School of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Science Studies
Thursday Interdisciplinary Colloquium

Webb 103/Online lecture

Spring 2023

16.3

Ezer Rasin (joint work with Alma Frischoff)

Tel Aviv University 

Canceled; On the absence of crucially-simultaneous phonological interactions in natural language

23.3

Alex Grosu

Tel Aviv University 

Canceled; A Fresh look at transparent free relatives; read morehandout

30.3

Shirly Orr

Tel Aviv University 

Scales and Inferences; read more; handout

20.4

Keny Chatain

Institut Jean Nicod 

Reducing Pronoun Accessibility To Presupposition Satisfaction; read moreslides

27.4

Georgios Vardakis

University of Padua and Tel Aviv University

The documentation and the syntax of Corfioto; read more

4.5

Andrea Beltrama

University of Pennsylvania

Navigating imprecision: how comprehenders integrate social information in pragmatic reasoning; read more
 

11.5

Gillian Ramchand

University of Tromsø 

Events in Time: On the Difference Between Endpoint and Telos; read moreslides

18.5

Galit Agmon

Upenn

Spontaneous speech: Semi-controlled linguistic stimuli in the healthy brain and in neurodegeneration; read more

8.6

Nofar Rimon

Tel Aviv University

Subject to Change: Agreement Patterns with Unaccusatives; read more
15.6

Eyal Marco

Tel Aviv University

Phonological derivations are not harmonically improving: Evidence from Nazarene Arabic; read more
22.6

Mats Rooth

Cornell University  

Semantic ellipsis after all?; read more; handout
29.6

Alma Frischoff  

Tel Aviv University

Conjunctive Readings of Disjunction and Iterated Rationality Models; read more

 

 

School of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Science Studies
Thursday Interdisciplinary Colloquium

Webb 103/Online lecture

Fall 2022

27.10

 

Meeting: Graduate Students

3.11

Idan Keissar

Tel Aviv University

Gender agreement attraction in Hebrew comprehension; read more

10.11

Milica Denić

Tel Aviv University

Languages optimize the trade-off between lexicon size and average utterance length: A case study of numeral systems; read more

17.11

Chris Tancredi 

Keio University 

The syntax and semantics of Japanese internally- and doubly-headed relatives (joint work with Alex Grosu and Koji Hoshi) read morehandoutslides

24.11

Paloma Jeretič

ZAS, Berlin  

Force and flavor of derived modals: Lessons from an existential construction in Ecuadorian Siona; read more

1.12

Athulya Aravind

MIT

Alternatives in word learning; read more

8.12

Kenyon Branan 

Universität Göttingen

Situational Transparency; read morehandout;

15.12

Malka Rappaport-Hovav

The Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Variable agentivity: between polysemy and underspecification; read more

22.12

Adam McCollum

Rutgers

Input- and output-oriented generalizations in Iny ATR harmony; read more
29.12

Bruno Nicenboim

Tilburg University

Revising the linking hypothesis between reading times and processing difficulty using a computational model of reading; read more

5.1

Moshe Bar-Lev and Roni Katzir

Tel Aviv University 

Positivity, (anti-)exhaustivity and stability; read more  
12.1

Mandy Cartner

Tel Aviv University

Units of Intra-sentential Code-Switching and the Modularity of the Language Faculty; read more  
 
19.1

Naama Gidron

Tel Aviv University

Similarity-based interference impairs comprehension: The case of Animacy; read more  

 

School of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Science Studies
Thursday Interdisciplinary Colloquium

Webb 103/Online lecture

Spring 2022

3.3

Roey Gafter

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 

The misrepresentation of pharyngeals in parodic imitations of Mizrahi Hebrew Speakers; read more

10.3

Laura Kalin

Princeton University

On the (non-)transparency of infixes that surface at a morpheme juncture; read morehandout

24.3

Colin Davis

University of Konstanz

On parasitic gaps, anti-locality, and the distribution of subject movement; read morehandout

31.3

Enoch O. Aboh

University of Amsterdam

A constrained syntax in a creative mind; read morehandout

7.4

Nitzan Trainin

Tel Aviv University 

Learning to associate a specific speaker with their specific ‘style’; read more

28.4

Adi Behar Medrano

Tel Aviv University

The Relevance of Cost to the Computation of Inferences; read morehandout

12.5

Ola Watad

Tel Aviv University

The Acquisition of Word Initial Consonant Clusters in Jatt Arabic; read more

19.5

Niki Koesterich

Tel Aviv University

Early resumptive pronouns in Hebrew: Acceptability and production preferences; read more

26.5

Elinoar Ganani

Tel Aviv University

Phonological Reduction as a Marker for Modalization in Verbs in Israeli Hebrew; read more

 

School of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Science StudiesS
Thursday Interdisciplinary Colloquium

Webb 103/Online lecture

Fall 2021-Winter 2022

14.10

 

Graduate students meeting

21.10

Alona Golubchik

Tel Aviv University

Three Men Walk into A Bar: Quantifying Phonological Distance Between Languages; read more

28.10

Chris Tancredi

Keio Univeristy 

A One-world I-semantics for Belief Attribution; read more

4.11

Renate Raffelsiefen

Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache

Patterns in affixation: narrow phonological causes and wide-ranging effects; read more

11.11

Ziv Plotnik-Peleg

Tel Aviv University 

The Relevance of Unaccusativity to Possessive Datives; read more

18.11

Nicholas Rolle

ZAS

Dominant grammatical tone at the syntax/phonology interface; read more

25.11

Elizabeth Ritter

University of Calgary

Pronouns and Paranouns:  A new pronominal typology; read more

2.12

Brian Dillon

University of Massachusetts

 

Grammatical constraints on reference: The view from comprehension; read more

9.12

Ittamar Erb

Tel Aviv University

 From synchrony to diachrony and back: the case of pronominal possessives in Hebrew; read more

16.12

Aviv Schoenfeld

Tel Aviv University

Bare NPs and the kind-instance ambiguity; read more

23.12

Menahem Yeari

Bar Ilan University    

Deficits of poor comprehenders during reading comprehension: Evidence from online studies; read more

30.12

Maayan Jonat

Tel Aviv University

Generalized and ad-hoc scalar implicatures: methodological considerations and insights from ASD; read more

 
6.1

Noa Brandel

The Hebrew University

The Long-Term Effect of Explicit Positive Evidence: Hebrew Speakers Unlearning Resumptive Pronouns in L2 English; read more

 
 

 

Colloquia of Previous Semesters

School of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Science Studies
Thursday Interdisciplinary Colloquium
Spring 2021
4.3

Amir Anvari

IJN, École Normale Supérieure, Paris

Type-driven local contexts; read more
11.3

Imola-Ágnes Farkas

Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj

Aspectual cognate object constructions in Hungarian; read more
18.3

Moshe Elyashiv Bar-Lev

Hebrew University

An implicature account of Homogeneity and Non-maximality; read more 

8.4

Yasutada Sudo

University College London

What primes what? Experimental framework to explore alternatives for SIs; read more 

22.4

Aviv Schoenfeld

Tel Aviv University

Inclusion in the subkind relation; read more

29.4

Udi Wahrsager

Tel Aviv University 

Rhythmic similarities between language and music: Jazz and bluegrass musicians as a case study; read more

6.5

Gyӧrgy Rákosi   

University of Debrecen 

Reciprocals vs plural reflexives: A singular difference; read more

13.5

Richard Stockwell

Oxford University

Contrast and Verb Phrase Ellipsis: Triviality, Symmetry, and Competition; read more

20.5

Jane Chandlee

Haverford College

Formalizing Iterativity and the Computation of Rule Application Modes; read more

3.6

Stav Klein

Tel Aviv University

Like Father, Like Son, Like Father: Investigating Developmental Stages in Child-Directed Speech; read more

10.6

Shaul Ashkenazi

Tel Aviv University

Recovery Strategies in Dialogue with Senior Adults; read moreThe lecture will begin at 15:50

17.6

Daphna Heller

University of toronto

TBA

School of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Science Studies
Thursday Interdisciplinary Colloquium
Fall 2020-Winter 2021
22.10

Aya Meltzer-Asscher, Julia Horvath, Tal Siloni 

Tel Aviv University  

Graduate students meeting; invitation

29.10

Omer Preminger

University of Maryland

Waving goodbye to Ferdinand: natural language is not composed of Saussurean signs; read more

5.11

Hedde Zeijlstra

University of Goettingen 

vread moresee handout

12.11

Daniella Yariv

Tel Aviv University

The Markedness over Faithfulness Bias: Coda moraicity in the early acquisition of Hebrew; read more

19.11

Lior Laks

Bar Ilan University 

How do penguins differ from kangaroos? Vowel 'dropability' in the pluralization of vowel ending loanwords in Hebrew; read more

26.11

Michael Becker

University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

The incoherent stress of Kuikuro;  read more 

3.12

Uriel Cohen Priva

Brown University

Understanding lenition through its causal structure;  read more 

17.12

Radek Šimík

Charles University, Prague

How to derive a relative pronoun from an interrogative one; read more 

24.12

Itamar Shefi

Tel Aviv University

Evolution of Phonological Typology: an Iterated Learning Model of the Emergence of Phonological Patterns; read more

31.12

Tal Tehan

Tel Aviv University

Neuroimaging of scalar implicatures: task differences and individual differences; read more

7.1

Omri Amiraz

Hebrew University  

A diachronic explanation for cross-linguistic variation in the use of inverse-scope constructionsread more

14.1

Suzi Lima

University of Toronto

Counting in Brazilian Indigenous Languagesread more

School of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Science Studies
Thursday Interdisciplinary Colloquium
Winter 2020-Spring 2020

12.3

Naomi Havron

École Normale Supérieure, Paris

Prediction as a Key Mechanism in Language Acquisition? read more - Cancelled due to COVID-19

19.3

Luigi Rizzi & Adriana Belleti

Universities of Geneva and Siena 

Cancelled due to COVID-19

26.3

Lotte Sommerer

University of Vienna 

On Shifting Strategies in the Coding of (In)definiteness: From Old English to Early Modern English - Cancelled due to COVID-19

2.4

Neta Haluts

Tel Aviv University

Signs for Similar Language Mechanisms: Phonological Output Buffer Impairments in Deaf Users of Israeli Sign Language; read more

23.4

Maayan Keshev

Tel Aviv University

Avoiding Marked Structures in Sentence Processing: Evidence from Hebrew Post-Verbal Subjects; read more

30.4

Alon Fishman

Tel Aviv University

Copulative Perception Verbs: The Sounds of Hebrew; read  more

7.5

Yechezkel Shabanov

Tel Aviv University

Double Negation in Hebrew: Interpretation and Motivation; read more

14.5

Carlo Meloni

Tel Aviv University

In Search of the Biblical Rhotic: A Phonological Reconstruction of resh; read more

21.5

Valeriya Afus

Tel Aviv University

The Role of Prosody and Segmental Features in the Perception of Palatalization; read more

4.6

Hila Davidovich

Tel Aviv University

Understanding Center Embedding Sentences: Can Agreement and Resumption Help? read more

11.6

Maayan Abenina-Adar

UCLA

Expressing Ignorance with Determiner Phrases; read more

18.6

Noa Geller

Tel Aviv University

Animacy, Attitudes, and Sentence Processing; read more

25.6

Anna Szabolcsi

NYU 

Obviation in Hungarian; read more; see slides

 

 
School of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Science Studies
Thursday Interdisciplinary Colloquium
Fall 2019-Winter 2020
Mess Mass Measure and Neat Mass Measure; read more; see handout
Fred Landman

Tel Aviv University
31.10
Cell Identification and the Duality of Questions; read more Danny Fox

MIT
07.11
Informative Counterfactuals; read more

Todd Snider


The Hebrew University

14.11
Semantic Characteristics of Schizophrenic Speech; read more Vered Zilberstein

Tel Aviv University
21.11
What Can Jewish Languages and Creoles Teach Us on Language Evolution? read more Ilil Baum

The Hebrew University
28.11

 

A Partially Unified Analysis of Japanese Internally and Doubly-Headed Relatives;
read more

 

Alex Grosu

Tel Aviv University
05.12

A Subregular Approach to the Problem of Learning Underlying Representations*;
read more

*Note that the lecture will be delivered on a Monday, at 16:15, in Gilman 496.

Adam Jardine


Rutgers University

09.12

Convex Geometry Methods in Phonology: Two Examples*; read more

*Note that the lecture will start at 16:15.

Giorgio Magri

CNRS and University of Paris 8
12.12

Expressing Experience: Not Necessarily 'Stoned', But 'Beautiful'; read more

Chris Kennedy

University of Chicago

19.12

On Sloppy Non-Pronominals in Focus Contexts; read more

Itai Bassi

MIT
26.12
Deconstructing Only; read more Aron Hirsch

McGill University & The Hebrew University
02.01
Category-Specific Phonology in the Acquisition of Hebrew; read more Noa Handelsman

Tel Aviv University
09.01
Phonology-Morphology (A-)Synchronization: Typical vs. Atypical Development; read more
Mor Haim

Tel Aviv University
16.01
Universal Principles and Statistical Learning in Phonology: Evidence from Early Hebrew Speech; read more
Outi Bat-El

​Tel Aviv University
23.01

 

School of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Science Studies
Thursday Interdisciplinary Colloquium
Winter 2019-Spring 2019
The Interface between Syntax and Theory of Mind in Pronoun Use of Children with Autism; read more
Rama Novogrodsky

University of Haifa
28.02
Allomorphy and Abstractness: Empirical Considerations; read moresee handout Renate Raffelsiefen

Institute for German Language, Mannheim
07.03
On Timing of Ellipsis: Evidence from Parasitic Deletion Processes; read more
David Erschler


Ben-Gurion University

14.03
Representation and Learning of Quantificational Determiners; read more Noa Peled

Tel Aviv University
28.03
Countability Expressions in Hungarian: Can Classifiers and a Mass-Count Distinction Coexist? read more Bridget Schvarcz

Bar-Ilan University
04.04
Hierarchical Processing with Sequential Models? read more Yoav Goldberg

Bar-Ilan University
11.04

Homogeneity and the Distributive-Collective Distinction*; read more

.Note that the lecture will be delivered on a Tuesday, at 14:00*

Moshe Bar Lev

École Normale Supérieure, Paris

30.04

Intra-Dialect Diversity in Palestinian Arabic; read more Ori Shachmon

The Hebrew University
02.05
Russian Diminutives and the Semantics of Measure, Size, and Individuation; read more
Keren Khrizman

 

Bar-Ilan University
16.05
Towards a Relational Eigenplace; read more Jurģis Šķilters

University of Latvia
30.05
The Semantics of Prenominal Possessives in Russian; read more Maria Gepner

Bar-Ilan University
06.06
The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Verbal Alternations; read more Yuval Katz

Tel Aviv University
13.06

 

School of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Science Studies
Thursday Interdisciplinary Colloquium
Fall 2018-Winter 2019
Language from Gesture: Case Studies from Kenya and Mexico; read more
Kate Mesh and Hope Morgan

University of Haifa
25.10
Grammaticalization Paths of Rectification Constructions; read more Ruti Bardenstein

Tel Aviv University
01.11
No Case for Case (or Gender) in Stamford Hill Hasidic Yiddish; read more
Kriszta Szendroi, in collaboration with Zoe Belk and Lily Kahn


University College London

08.11
A Non-Unified Account of Obligatory "Focused" Expressions in Hungarian; read more Flóra Lili Donáti

Université Paris 8 - SFL, CNRS
15.11
American Sign Language Pronouns and Their Acquisition; read more Diane Lillo-Martin

University of Connecticut
22.11
Who Is Your Name?; read more David Gil

Max Planck Institute
29.11
The Spontaneous EMERGEnce of Recursion in Child Language; read more
Stephen Crain

Macquarie University
06.12
Positional Allomorphy: Pausal vs. Context Forms in Tiberian Hebrew; read more Roman Himmelreich

Tel Aviv University
13.12
Ellipsis Licensing and Redundancy Reduction: A Focus-Based Approach; read more
Hadas Kotek

 

Yale University
20.12
Mapping Natural Language Questions and Commands into Programs; read more Jonathan Berant

Tel Aviv University
27.12
Quantifier Float with Overt Restriction; read more; see handout Daniel Margulis

MIT
03.01
Minimum and Maximum Constructions: Semantics and Argumentation; read more Nicole Katzir

Tel Aviv University
10.01

 

School of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Science Studies
Thursday Interdisciplinary Colloquium
Winter 2018-Spring 2018
Expression of Negation in Hebrew: From Grammar to Co-Speech Gestures; read more
Anna Inbar and Leon Shor

Tel Aviv University
08.03
The Interrelation between Root and Nominal-Pattern Extraction in the Course of the Morphological Decomposition of Hebrew Words in a Fast Priming Procedure for Sentence Reading; read more Avital Deutsch

The Hebrew University
15.03
Analyses of Japanese 'Internally-Headed' Relatives, and the Pitfalls of Homophony; read more
Alex Grosu & Koji Hoshi

Tel Aviv & Keio Universities
22.03
From Predication to Prediction: Grammaticalization of the Temporal, Aspectual, and Modal Senses of the Hebrew Past Tense Copula; read more Elior Elkayam

Tel Aviv University
12.04
The New Field of Afro-Eurasian (Silk Road) Linguistics; read more Paul Wexler

Tel Aviv University
26.04
Strictly Incremental Parsing, Unconscious Deletion, and C-Command; read more Omer Rosenbaum

Tel Aviv University
03.05
On Abilities and Priorities: Existential Possessive Modals in Hebrew; read more
Aynat Rubinstein

The Hebrew University
10.05
Constraints on Propositional Anaphora; read more Todd Snider

Cornell & Hebrew Universities
17.05

Working Memory, Speech Perception, and Eye-movements: The Interaction of Working Memory Load, Working Memory Span, and Noise on Spoken Word Recognition; read more

Boaz Ben-David

IDC Herzliya, University of Toronto, & Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
24.05
On the Syntactic Abilities of Recurrent Neural Networks; read more Tal Linzen

Johns Hopkins University
07.06
Must/Need, May/Can, and the Scope of Negation: The Downside of Logical Paraphrases; read more Patrick Duffley

Laval University
14.06

 

School of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Science Studies
Thursday Interdisciplinary Colloquium
​Fall 2017-Winter 2018
02.11 Luka Crnič

The Hebrew University
Some Questions in the Theory of Antonymy; read more
09.11 Galia Hatav

University of Florida
Secondary Predication and Converbs in Hebrew; read more
16.11 Annamária Kresztyankó

Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Language Socialization and Hierarchy: Identity, Ethnicity, and Language Practice of Gypsy Children in Hungary; read more
23.11 Gabi Danon

Bar-Ilan University
The Hebrew Genitive Alternation: Empirical Data and Theoretical Questions; read more
30.11 Julie Fadlon

The Hebrew University
It Depends: Structural Choices in the Production of Filler-Gap Dependencies;
read more
07.12 Ravit Melamed

Tel Aviv University
Processing Costs of Non-Canonical Word Order Sentences in Hebrew; read more
14.12 Itamar Shatz

Tel Aviv University
Phonological Selectivity in the Acquisition of English Clusters; read more
21.12 Isabelle Charnavel

Harvard University
Independence from Perspective: French (Exempt) Anaphora; read more
28.12 Jonathan Avidan

Tel Aviv University
The Rhyming Grammar of Modern English: A Study in Musical Theater; read more
04.01 Eli Dresner

Tel Aviv University
Formal Proofs and Textual Cohesion;
read more
11.01 Moshe Ziat

Tel Aviv University
Null Complement Anaphora and Null Object in Hebrew; read more
18.01 Yakir Dalal

Tel Aviv University
The Controlled Passive in Hebrew;
 

TBA

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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