Courses taught


  • Introduction to the Study of Language
  • Principles and Parameters in Universal Grammar
  • Readings in Language and Learnability
  • Introduction to English Linguistics
  • Language, Thought, Evolution
  • Syntactic Theory
  • Language and Social Identity
  • Syntactic Structures



  • A-movement and Non-finite Complementation
  • Recent Developments in the Minimalist Program
  • Contemporary Syntax
  • Nominalization and the Structure of DP
  • Issues in the Syntax and Semantics of Reconstruction (co-taught with Danny Fox)
  • Issues in the Syntax and Semantics of Negation and Polarity (co-taught with Luka Crnič)
  • Towards a Sociolinguistics of Modern Hebrew: Language, Gender, and Nation
  • Competence and Performance: The grammar, acquisition, and processing of pronouns.
  • Pronominal Competitions


MA Thesis Supervision

  • Shira Farbi (2005). The Difference between Strong and Weak Islands for Wh-Movement. Graduated with honors from the English department.
  • Yulia Spivak (2005). The Status of Local Scrambling in Russian. Graduated with honors from the department of Cognitive Science.
  • Tanya Benchetrit (2005). The Syntax of French-Speaking Children’s Relatives. MA thesis, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • Shireen Siam (2010) Resumptive Pronouns in Palestinian Arabic.
  • Einat Keren (2012). A Diachronic Study of the History of Negative Concord in Modern Hebrew. MA thesis, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • Odelia Ahdut (2016). The Syntax-semantics Interface in Hebrew Psychological Nominalizations.
  • Tamar Lan (2016). Overlapping Reference and its Implications for the Binding Theory.
  • Yair Yitzhaki (in progress). Vehicle Change in Ellipsis: pronouns and N-words.


PhD thesis Supervision

  • Tanya Benchetrit. (2014) Resumptive Pronouns, Pied Piping, and the Subset Problem in French-Speaking Children’s Relatives.
  • Ilona Spector (2015) The Syntax of Clefts in Modern Hebrew.
  • Einat Keren (in progress). The Syntax and Semantics of Neg-Concord and Neg-Polarity.