Linguistics courses (2015-2016)

This page lists the linguistics courses offered in the 2015-2016 academic year. Details about hours can be found in the timetable (available also in a combined linguistics-literature version).

1st year BA courses

The following are first year introductory courses. For those courses that have a tutorial, you must register for both the lecture and the tutorial.

No. Course Title Teacher
184 Introduction to Linguistics (lecture) Dr. Lior Laks
184-2 Introduction to Linguistics (tutorial) Bridget Schvarcz
286 Phonetics and Phonology Dr. Lior Laks
287 Syntax (lecture) Dr. Gabi Danon
287-2 Syntax (tutorial) Orit Tenne
289 Semantics (lecture) Keren Khrizman
289-2 Semantics (tutorial) Bridget Schvarcz

2nd/3rd year BA courses

The following BA courses are usually taken during the 2nd or 3rd year, but interested students may also sometimes take these in the second semester of their first year after completing all the prerequisites. Depending on your track (expanded major, major, or minor), these are either required courses or electives; see the BA programs page for details about the different tracks.

No. Course Title Teacher
108 Basic Reading and Academic Writing for Linguistics Dr. Galit Weidman-Sassoon
108-2 Basic Reading and Academic Writing for Linguistics (tutorial) Susan Joffe
500 Introduction to First Language Acquisition Dr. Sigal Uziel-Karl
503 Reading: Theory and Instruction Prof. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad
516 Meaning, Language and Cognition: Selected Topics Dr. Galit Weidman-Sassoon
517 Research Methods Natalia Meir
522 Psycholinguistics (lecture) Prof. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad
522-2 Psycholinguistics (tutorial) Dr. Shira Farby
582 Theoretical and Computational Aspects of Syntactic Representation Dr. Gabi Danon
584 Morphology Dr. Lior Laks
587 Advanced Syntax Dr. Gabi Danon
589 Advanced Semantics Dr. Yael Greenberg

BA seminars

BA seminars are usually taken on the 3rd year, but can also be taken on the 2nd semester of the 2nd year. A seminar usually involves reading and discussion of research articles; at the end of the semester, students are required to write a paper on a topic of their choice.

In addition to BA-specific seminars, many of the MA seminars listed below are also open to BA students and can be taken instead of BA seminars. Please contact our office staff to find out which MA seminars are open to BA students this year.

No. Course Title Teacher
478 Social Challenges to Language Development Prof. Sharon Armon-Lotem

MA/PhD seminars

MA/PhD seminars usually involve reading and discussion of advanced research articles. At the end of the semester, students are required to write a paper on a topic of their choice.

No. Course Title Teacher
858 Language in Autism Spectrum Disorders Dr. Noga Balaban
891 Expectations, Alternatives and Discourse Updates Dr. Yael Greenberg
892 Quantitative Research in Syntax Dr. Gabi Danon
893 Phonological and Morphological Blocking Dr. Lior Laks
925 From Language Theory to Research of its Cognitive Basis Dr. Galit Weidman-Sassoon
928 Reading in a Second Language Prof. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad
956 Verbs in Focus Dr. Sigal Uziel-Karl
971 Language Acquisition under Challenging Circumstances Prof. Sharon Armon-Lotem

In addition to the above graduate seminars, MA students are also allowed to participate in a small number of BA seminars during their studies (which would be counted for credit), subject to approval by the linguistics graduate coordinator.

Other MA/PhD Courses

Every MA/PhD student is required to register for Guided Reading (868) for one year during his/her studies; for MA students, this should usually be their 2nd year. Students registered to Guided Reading must attend the Linguistics Colloquium on Tuesday 14:00-15:30 regularly throughout the year; all other MA/PhD students (as well as interested BA students) are also encouraged to attend the colloquium.

Two courses, 922 and 987, are required courses for all new students in the Linguistics in Clinical Research (LCR) program. Other students whose BA is not in linguistics might also be required to take these courses.

No. Course Title Teacher Comments
868 Guided Reading (Colloquium)   Required
922 Psycholinguistics and Research Methods Prof. Sharon Armon-Lotem Required 1st year LCR
987 Introduction to Syntax and Semantics Dr. Yael Greenberg Required 1st year LCR