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Silvia Adler is Full Professor of French linguistics in the Department of French Culture at Bar-Ilan University; member of the ADARR research group in discourse analysis, argumentation and rhetoric; associate member of the Laboratoire Ligérien de Linguistique (common to Orleans and Tours Universities). She is the author of Ellipse et Régimes des Prépositions Françaises (2012 Peeters Publishers) as of numerous articles in general and French linguistics. Fields: syntax, semantics, pragmatics, multimodal argumentation. Research areas: ellipsis, anaphora, linguistic economy, prepositions, prepositional quantification, scalarity, general nouns, strategies of meaning-making in comics. 2014 - 2016 (3 academic years) : Chair of the department of French Culture, Bar-Ilan University/ 2017-2018 (2 academic years): Chair of the Gender Studies Program, Bar-Ilan University.

She was awarded Chevalier dans l'ordre des palmes académiques.


General and French linguistics: syntax, semantics and pragmatics.

More precisely:

Ellipsis, thrifty language

French prepositions and prepositional idioms,

Degree, scalarity and intensity

Prepositional quantification

approximation and precision

General unspecified nouns

Strategies of meaning making in multimodal texts. Comics, graphic novels, political campaign ads, etc.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Tel Aviv University

Oct 1994Jun 2002

Award Date: 30 Jun 2002

Master, Tel Aviv University

Oct 1989Jun 1994

Award Date: 30 Jun 1994

Bachelor, Tel Aviv University

Oct 1986Jun 1989

Award Date: 30 Jun 1989


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