Linguistics (2018-2019)

This page lists the linguistics courses planned for the 2018-2019 academic year. Further details can be found in the following file:

You may also search for course details on the university's course search page.

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 Prerequisites
184 Introduction to Linguistics (lecture) Dr. Natalia Meir  
184-2 Introduction to Linguistics (tutorial) Ms. Bridget Schvarcz  
286 Phonetics and Phonology (lecture) Dr. Lior Laks 184
286-2 Phonetics and Phonology (tutorial) Mr. Chen Gafni 184
287 Syntax (lecture) Dr. Gabi Danon  
287-2 Syntax (tutorial) Ms. Orit Tenne  
289 Semantics (lecture) TBA 184
289-2 Semantics (tutorial) Mr. Micky Daniels 184

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, double major, etc), these are either required courses or electives; see the BA programs page for details about the different tracks.

No. Course Title Teacher Prerequisites
500 L1 Acquisition Prof. Sharon Armon-Lotem 522
517 Research Methods (lecture) Dr. Natalia Meir 184, 287/987, 289/987
517-2 Research Methods (tutorial) Ms. Svetlana Pichman 184, 287/987, 289/987
522 Psycholinguistics (lecture) Prof. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad 184
522-2 Psycholinguistics (tutorial) Ms. Svetlana Pichman 184
529 Sociolinguistics Dr. Rose Stamp 184
541 Language Emergence and Evolution Dr. Rose Stamp 522/922
587 Advanced Syntax Dr. Gabi Danon 287/987
589 Advanced Semantics Dr. Yael Greenberg 289/987
591 Meaning and Use Prof. Susan Rothstein 289/987


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. BA students usually take seminars during their 3rd year, but they can also take them on the 2nd semester of the 2nd year. For MA/PhD students, most of the program should consist of seminars.

No. Course Title Teacher Prerequisites
849 Atypical Reading Development Prof. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad 522/922; MA/PhD only
892 Quantitative Research in Syntax Dr. Gabi Danon 287/987
924 SLI: Theory and Practice Prof. Sharon Armon-Lotem 517/522/922
977 Acquired Language and Reading Impairment Dr. Michal Ben-Shachar 287/987, 522/922; BA: not in the 2nd year
9000 Autism: Language, Theory of Mind and Executive Function Dr. Natalia Meir 522/922
9100 Linguistics of Sign Languages Dr. Rose Stamp 522/922
9900 Topics in the Semantics and Pragmatics of Scale-Sensitive Constructions Dr. Yael Greenberg 289/987
9920 Noun Phrase Semantics Prof. Susan Rothstein 589
9980 Linguistic Borrowing: Morphological and Phonological Aspects Dr. Lior Laks BA students: 286/584

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, which provides you with a unique opportunity to hear about a variety of active research topics presented by guests from Israel and from abroad. The colloquium program is published during the semester in our Events calendar; you can also subscribe to be notified of upcoming lectures through our Telegram channel (@biu_ling_news).

Two courses, 922 and 987, are required for all new students in the Linguistics in Clinical Research (LCR) program. Other students whose BA is not in linguistics are also usually required to take these courses. MA students taking these courses are also required to take the 9870+5910 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
9870 Practice in Formal Linguistics 1 Ms. Elena Miashkur Required 1st year LCR
5910 Practice in Formal Linguistics 2 Ms. Maria Gepner Required 1st year LCR