The colloquium takes place on Thursdays 16:15-17:45. Due to Covid-19, the talks will be held online via Zoom (unless otherwise announced).

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

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

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

Obviation in Hungarian; read more; see slides


Colloquia of Previous Semesters
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
Cell Identification and the Duality of Questions; read more Danny Fox

Informative Counterfactuals; read more

Todd Snider

The Hebrew University

Semantic Characteristics of Schizophrenic Speech; read more Vered Zilberstein

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

The Hebrew University


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


Alex Grosu

Tel Aviv University

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


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

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

Chris Kennedy

University of Chicago


On Sloppy Non-Pronominals in Focus Contexts; read more

Itai Bassi

Deconstructing Only; read more Aron Hirsch

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

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

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

​Tel Aviv University


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
Allomorphy and Abstractness: Empirical Considerations; read moresee handout Renate Raffelsiefen

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

Ben-Gurion University

Representation and Learning of Quantificational Determiners; read more Noa Peled

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

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

Bar-Ilan University

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


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

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


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

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

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

Tel Aviv University


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
Grammaticalization Paths of Rectification Constructions; read more Ruti Bardenstein

Tel Aviv University
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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Tel Aviv University


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

Tel Aviv & Keio Universities
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
The New Field of Afro-Eurasian (Silk Road) Linguistics; read more Paul Wexler

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

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

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

Cornell & Hebrew Universities

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
On the Syntactic Abilities of Recurrent Neural Networks; read more Tal Linzen

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

Laval University


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;
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