Dr. Evan Gary Cohen

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Dr. Evan Gary Cohen
Phone: 03-6405026
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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

Conferences and Colloquia

 

Title of Lecture 

Name of Meeting (city, country) 

Year

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

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

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

Hebrew Bases with Borrowed Affixes: A Multi-Dimensional Account

15th International Morphology Meeting, Borrowed Morphology – Form and Meaning, Vienna, Austria

2012

יצא ב-שן (-tion) ו-אין: מילים עבריות עם מוספיות באנגלית

The 28th Meeting of the Israeli Linguistics Circle in memory of Chaim Rosen, David Yelin College, Jerusalem

2012

'מגניביישן', 'בהחלטלי', 'ביחדנס' ועוד: צורנים שאולים בעברית.

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

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

יצא ב-שן (-tion) ו-אין: מילים עבריות עם מוספיות באנגלית

The 28th Meeting of the Israeli Linguistics Circle in memory of Chaim Rosen, David Yelin College, Jerusalem

2012

'מגניביישן', 'בהחלטלי', 'ביחדנס' ועוד: צורנים שאולים בעברית.

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

2012

דפרסיבית, מדופרסת או סתם דיפרסד? דרכי ההסגלה של תארים שאולים בעברית.

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, Autrans (Grenoble), France

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

e או a? התגוונות בהחדרת תנועה

The 30th Meeting of the Israeli Linguistics Circle in memory of Chaim Rosen, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

2014

Between noun and verbs: Borrowed adjectives as intermediate categories

16th International Morphology Meeting, Budapest, Hungary

2014

What are we faithful to? On vowel epenthesis and variation (or lack thereof) in Hebrew verbs

Allomorphy, its logic and limitations, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

2014

Phonetically-based biases in the acquisition of Hebrew rhotics

LAGB Annual meeting, The Queen's College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

2014

What are we faithful to? On vowel epenthesis and variation (or lack thereof) in Hebrew verbs.

7th Conference on Syntax, Phonology and Language Analysis, Karl-Franzens-University, Graz

2014

Phoneme consistency vs. lexical frequency in Hebrew rhotic acquisition

12th Old World Conference in Phonology, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

2015

Competing vowels and the lexicon/syntax distinction

17th International Morphology Meeting, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria

2016

Vowel reduction in Israeli Heritage Russian

13th Old World Conference in Phonology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

2016

The story of /r/: Children’s edition (in Hebrew)

r-atics-5 – The Fifth International Symposium on Rhotics, Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

2016

r-substitution: Where percepts, proximity and prosody meet.

r-atics-5 – The Fifth International Symposium on Rhotics, Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

2016

       
 

 

INVITED TALKS AND COLLOQUIA

 

 

Title of Lecture 

Name of Meeting (city, country) 

Year

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

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

A Universal Perspective on Hebrew: The Nature of Phonological Principles

Lecture Series for General Public, Tel Aviv University

2010

Experimenting on Humans: Investigating the Human Linguistics Capability

Lecture Series for General Public, Tel Aviv University

2011

Hebrew as a Reflection of Phonological Universals

Humanities Departmental Colloquium, Open University

2011

On UG and Loanwords: Metathesis, Reduplication and Hebrew Rhotics

Tel Aviv University, Linguistics Department Colloquium

2011

What's in a Name? Grammatical and Extra-Grammatical Factors in the Adaptation of Names

Israel Translators Association 2012 International Conference, Jerusalem

2012

Experimenting on Humans: Investigating the Human Linguistics Capability

Lectures Series for General Public, Tel Aviv University

2012

שאילה כצוהר למנגנון הלשוני: הסגלה מורפו-פונולוגית בשאילה מאנגלית לעברית

Tel Aviv University, Department of Hebrew Culture Colloquium

2013

סיפורו של הגה – תופעות פונולוגיות ברי"ש העברית

Bar Ilan University, Hebrew Language Department Colloquium

2013

איך קוראים לך? גורמים באדפטציה של שמות

Lecture Series for General Public, Tel Aviv University

2013

What are we faithful to? On vowel epenthesis and variation (or lack thereof) in Hebrew verbs

Tel Aviv University, Linguistics Department Colloquium

2014

מוטב האדם מן הבהמה. על דוברים ודבורים מה שביניהם

Lecture Series for General Public, Tel Aviv University

2014

A Universal Perspective on Hebrew: The Nature of Phonological Principles

Lecture Series for General Public, Tel Aviv University

2014

איך קוראים לך?
שפה, מוח, בירה

WIZE – lecture for general public

2015

בין ג'יבלי, הררי ובראד פיט
הסגלת שמות בעברית בת-זמננו

OpenU

2015

מרגישים מיוחדים? אז זהו – שלא
עברית בהיבט אוניברסלי

Think&Drink Different Tel-Aviv – lecture for general public

2015

איך קוראים לך? על תפישה ושפה

Think&Drink Different Bitan-Aharon – lecture for general public

2015

מותר האדם מן הבהמה?
על דוברים ודבורים ומה שביניהם

Open University – Scientists Night

2015

The role of phoneme consistency in segmental acquisition: The case of Hebrew Dorsals

CLaS-CCD Colloquium Series – Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

2015

The role of phoneme consistency in segmental acquisition: The case of Hebrew Dorsals

Ben Gurion University, Linguistics Department Colloquium

2016

Phonetic-Phonological factors in accent formation

Workshop on the academic teaching of Hebrew, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2017

       
 

 

Publications

Refereed Articles in Journals

Published

  1. E. Cohen. 2012. Vowel harmony and universality in Hebrew acquisition. Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics 4:7-29.
  2. E. Cohen. 2013. The Emergence of the Unmarked: Vowel Harmony in Hebrew Loanword Adaptation. Lingua 131:66-79.
  3. E. Cohen. 2015. Phoneme complexity and frequency in the acquisition of Hebrew rhotics. Journal of Child Language Acquisition and Development 3(1):1-11.
  4. E. Cohen and A. Ben-David. 2016. The role of allophony and frequency in the acquisition of the Hebrew rhotic. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics 30:101-118. (http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/4Hm6ZQvfsbkFZ6M7ATFT/full).
  5. L. Laks, E. Cohen and S. Azulay-Amar. 2016. Paradigm uniformity and the locus of derivation: The case of vowel epenthesis in Hebrew verbs. Lingua 170:1-22.
  6. D. Asherov, A. Fishman and E. Cohen. 2016. Vowel reduction in Israeli Heritage Russian. Heritage Language Journal 13(2):113-133.
  7. L. Laks and E. Cohen. 2016. Component-dependent allomorphy and paradigm accessibility: Evidence from Hebrew. Morphology. DOI 10.1007/s11525-016-9288-1
  8. E. Cohen, V. Silber-Varod and N. Amir. 2018. The acoustics of primary and secondary stress in Modern Hebrew. Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics 10:1-19.

Submitted

  1. E. Cohen. submitted. Loanword Phonology in Modern Hebrew. Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics.
  2. E. Cohen, L. Laks and C. Savu. submitted. The Phonetics of Hebrew Rhotics. Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics.
  3. O. Bat-El, E. Cohen, V. Silber-Varod. submitted. Hebrew Stress: Phonology and Phonetics. Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics.
  4. D. Asherov and E. Cohen. submitted. A Phonetics Description of Modern Hebrew Consonants and Vowels. Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics.
  5. N. Amir, E. Gonen, E. Cohen and Y. Reshef. submitted. Evidence of Recent Sound Change in Modern Hebrew – A Shift in Vowel Perception. International Congress of Phonetic Sciences 2019.

 

Refereed Articles in Books

Published

  1. E. Cohen. 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.
  2. O. Bat-El and E. Cohen. 2012. Stress in English blends: A constraint-based approach. In V. Renner, F. Maniez and P. Arnaud (eds), Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Lexical Blending, 193-211. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter
  3. E. Cohen. 2013. Prosodic factors in the adaptation of Hebrew rhotics in loanwords from English. Rhotics. In L. Spreafico and A. Vietti (eds), Rhotics. New data and perspectives, 191-206. Bozen-Bolzano: Bozen-Bolzano University Press.

 

 

 

Invited Articles in Encyclopaedias

Published

  1. E. Cohen. 2013. Vowel harmony. In G. Kahn (ed), Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (EHLL), 625-628. Leiden/Boston: Brill.
  2. E. Cohen and A. Ussishkin. 2013. Stress. In G. Kahn (ed.), Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (EHLL), 979-981. Leiden/Boston: Brill.

 

 

Book Reviews

  1. E. Cohen. 2012. A review of Vowel Patterns in Language by Rachel Walker. The Phonetician 105-160:121-124.

 

 

Edited Volumes

  1. E. Cohen, 2011. Proceedings of the 27th meeting of the Israeli Association for Theoretical Linguistics. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  2. E. Cohen, 2012. Proceedings of the 28th meeting of the Israeli Association for Theoretical Linguistics. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

 

 

Proceedings

  1. E. Cohen, 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/
  2. E. Cohen. 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.
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