Linguistics Courses (2016-2017)

This page lists the linguistics courses offered in the 2016-2017 academic year. Details about hours can be found in the timetable (available also in a combined linguistics-literature version).

Timetable (PDF file)

Course list

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) Ms. Bridget Schvarcz
286 Phonetics and Phonology (lecture) Dr. Lior Laks
286-2 Phonetics and Phonology (tutorial) Mr. Chen Gafni
287 Syntax (lecture) Dr. Gabi Danon
287-2 Syntax (tutorial) Ms. Orit Tenne
289 Semantics (lecture) Prof. Susan Rothstein
289-2 Semantics (tutorial) Ms. 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) UD
515 Modifiers at the Syntax-Semantics Interface Dr. Galit Weidman-Sassoon
517 Research Methods Dr. Natalia Meir
522 Psycholinguistics (lecture) Prof. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad
522-2 Psycholinguistics (tutorial) Ms. Maya Yablonski
529 Sociolinguistics Dr. Netta Abugov
586 Advanced Phonology Dr. Lior Laks
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.

No. Course Title Teacher
458 Number, Counting and Aspect Prof. Susan Rothstein
475 Acquisition of Syntax Prof. Sharon Armon-Lotem
482 Multi/Bilingualism: Structure and Development Dr. Netta Abugov
485 Reading Acquisition Prof. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad

In addition to the BA-specific seminars listed above, some advanced seminars listed under "MA/PhD seminars" below are also open to BA students and can be taken instead of BA seminars:

  • Registration to seminars 872 and 998 is open to all BA students who have taken the prerequisite courses.
  • Registration to other MA seminars requires the approval of the faculty member who teaches the relevant seminar. (Seminar 861 is not open to BA students).

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
849 Atypical Reading Development Prof. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad
852 Scalarity-Discourse Interfaces Dr. Yael Greenberg
861 Graduate Research Seminar Prof. Susan Rothstein
872 Features in Syntax Dr. Gabi Danon
926 Meaning and Cognition Dr. Galit Weidman-Sassoon
975 Challenges to Language Acquisition: Bilingualism and Language Impairment Prof. Sharon Armon-Lotem
977 Acquired Language and Reading Impairment Dr. Michal Ben-Shachar
998 Too Much: Morpho-Phonological Variation Dr. Lior Laks

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