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Research interests

I am linguist, working in the department of English literature and linguistics are Bar Ilan University. I work within the framework of generative linguistics and my main research areas are formal semantics, with special focus on the syntax-semantics and the semantics-pragmatics interface. 

My main reserach areas formal semantics and the semantics-pragmatics interface. 

Among other things, I have worked on the following research topics:

  • The semantics and pragmatics of alternative-sensitive expressions (exclusives, additives, scalars, incrementals etc.), their interaction with prosodical patterns, and the parameters along which they vary, both inter- and intra-linguistically.

  • The linguistic encoding of scales and the relationship between scalar particles and degree-based  / gradability-related constructions

  • The linguistic encoding of different kinds of approximation, intensification, and vaguness.

  • Metalinguistic , discourse-based and speech-act related phenomena

  • Linguistic encoding of expectations and 'normality' (as with generics and various other modal constructions), as well as with their violations (as in 'mirative' constructions and expressions)

  • Hebrew linguistics

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Bar-Ilan University

… → Jan 2002

Award Date: 1 Jan 2002

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