2/9/11. Discussion: Hebrew & Arabic

השפעת מילים שאולות מערבית על ידי דוברי עברית על אוצר המילים ומבנה השפה העברית המודרנית

Please join us for a discussion on “The effect of Arabic words borrowed by Hebrew speakers on the Modern Hebrew vocabulary and structure,” led by Yaron McNabb.

Yaron McNabb is a fifth year Ph.D. student in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago. He is interested in issues in syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and their interface. In his dissertation he will be exploring the form, structure, and meaning of degree expressions in various languages, and especially how grammatical aspects of these expressions interact with contextual information. His other research projects include experimental investigations of resumptive pronouns in Hebrew, the boundary between truth-conditional meaning and pragmatic meaning in English, as well as the sound structure of French loanwords in Moroccan Arabic.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 @ 5:00
Center for the Study of Languages, Room TBA (Cobb 2nd floor)

Speakers of all levels are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.