In the Department

  • The Winter 2016 issue of the Ilanot Review, a journal run by graduates of the BIU English Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing program, is now available online at http://www.ilanotreview.com/. The theme this time is "Constraint," with alumnus Anthony Michael Morena as the issue's guest fiction editor, and our own Dr. Ilana Blumberg as guest editor for creative non-fiction. 

    As the editors note, "Constraint might be viewed negatively, as limiting...

  • Nouns combine with a variety of other elements – determiners, quantifiers, adjectives, relative clauses and more – to form noun phrases. Dr. Gabi Danon's "Noun Phrases" seminar focuses on the structure of such phrases across a wide variety of languages, with the goal of trying to identify significant generalizations that go beyond the seemingly arbitrary restrictions on noun phrase structure in particular languages. Among the questions discussed in this seminar:

    • To what extent is the word...