This page lists the linguistics courses offered during the 2020-2021 academic year. Further details can be found in the following file:
- Timetable (PDF file)
You may also search for course details on the university's course search page.
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.
|184||Introduction to Linguistics (lecture)||Dr. Lior Laks|
|184-2||Introduction to Linguistics (tutorial)||TBA|
|286||Phonetics and Phonology (lecture)||Dr. Chen Gafni||184|
|286-2||Phonetics and Phonology (tutorial)||Ms. Tamar Fenster||184|
|287||Syntax (lecture)||Dr. Gabi Danon|
|287-2||Syntax (tutorial)||Ms. Orit Tenne|
|289||Semantics (lecture)||Dr. Keren Khrizman||184|
|289-2||Semantics (tutorial)||Ms. Maria Gepner||184|
A typical first year program in linguistics in the 2020-21 academic year will thus consist of 6 hours a day on 2 days a week:
- First semester -- 184 and 287: Tuesday 10-12, 12-14, 16-18; Thursday 8-10, 10-12, 14-16
- Second semester -- 286 and 289: Tuesday 10-12, 12-14, 16-18; Thursday 8-10, 12-14, 14-16
See the full timetable (PDF file linked above) for further details.
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.
|503||Reading: Theory and Practice||Prof. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad||184|
|517||Research Methods (lecture)||Dr. Natalia Meir||184, 287/987, 289/987|
|517-2||Research Methods (tutorial)||Dr. Svetlana Fichman||184, 287/987, 289/987|
|522||Psycholinguistics (lecture)||Prof. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad||184|
|522-2||Psycholinguistics (tutorial)||Dr. Svetlana Fichman||184|
|529||Sociolinguistics||Dr. Rose Stamp||184/286|
|541||Language Emergence and Evolution||Dr. Rose Stamp||184/286|
|547||Bilingual and Monolingual Sentence Processing||Dr. Natalia Meir||184/522/517/922|
|584||Morphology||Dr. Lior Laks||286; or, for MA students, 987|
|587||Advanced Syntax||Dr. Gabi Danon||287/987|
|589||Advanced Semantics||Dr. Keren Khrizman||289/987|
|591||Meaning and Use||Dr. Keren Khrizman||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.
|4856||Reading Difficulties||Prof. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad||522/922|
|493||Noun Phrases||Dr. Gabi Danon||287/987||Online course|
|852||Scalaraity-Discourse Interfaces||Dr. Yael Greenberg||289/987|
|9000||Autism: Language, Theory of Mind and Executive Functions||Dr. Natalia Meir||522/922|
|9100||Linguistics of Sign Languages||Dr. Rose Stamp||522/922|
|928||Reading in a Second Language||Prof. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad||522/922|
|9503||Brain Imaging of Language Functions||Prof. Michal Ben-Shachar||287/987, 522/922; BA: not in the 2nd year|
|977||Acquired Language and Reading Impairment||Prof. Michal Ben-Shachar||287/987, 522/922; BA: not in the 2nd year|
|9864||Morphological Interfaces||Dr. Lior Laks||BA students: 584/586|
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, as well as the9001 and 5910 courses.
|868||Guided Reading (Colloquium)||Required|
|922||Psycholinguistics and Research Methods||Prof. Michal Ben-Shachar||Required 1st year LCR|
|987||Introduction to Syntax and Semantics||Dr. Yael Greenberg||Required 1st year LCR|
|9001||Statistics for Linguists||Dr. Svetlana Fichman||Required 1st year LCR|
|5910||Practice in Formal Linguistics 2||Ms. Maria Gepner||Required 1st year LCR|