The Linguistics Department at the Hebrew University offers a graduate program in generative linguistics, leading to the degrees M.A. and Ph. D. This page outlines the structure of the graduate program, the options offered, and the courses given this year and in recent years. For more information, please contact the graduate advisor Prof. Edit Doron.
Graduate studies at the Hebrew University are in two parts: studies for the M.A. and studies for the Ph.D.
Research Track: This track trains students as researchers, and is a step on the way to doctoral studies. Over the course of two years, students in the research track will take courses amounting to 24 credits, of which up to 8 can be taken in other departments. In addition, the students must attend the departmental seminar (course 36810 in the first year and 36811 in the second year), for which they receive an additional 4 credits. In one of the courses, they write a seminar paper, and short papers in all courses. Students in the research track are required to write a thesis (officially defined as a "research seminar paper") in the second year of M.A. studies. It is recommended that the two seminar papers be written with different teachers. A portion of the thesis or the seminar paper will be presented at a meeting of the departmental seminar. After submitting the thesis, the student will take an integrative exam which will examine in one question the student's general knowledge in linguistics.
Non-research Track: Over the course of two years, students in the non-research track will take courses amounting to 36-40 credits, of which up to 16 can be taken in other departments. In addition, they must attend the departmental seminar(course 36810 in the first year and 36811 in the second year), for which they receive an additional 4 credits. In two of the courses, they write seminar papers. After completing all the requirements, the student will take an integrative exam which will examine in one question the student's general knowledge in linguistics.
Click on highlighted course number for more information. The titles of obligatory courses are underlined. This page also lists courses taught in recent years.
36802. Towards a Sociolinguistics of Hebrew in Israel.
Semester B, I. Sichel
36807. Issues in Contemporary Syntactic Theory.
Semester B, I. Sichel
36810. Departmental Seminar -- First Year Students
36811. Departmental Seminar -- Second Year Students
36825. Multifunctionality in Syntax: Wh Constructions.
Semester A, Y. Falk
36827. Logic, Language, Cognition Reading Group.
Year-long, D. Fox (Sem. A); I. Sichel (Sem. B)
36828. Issues in Aspect, Tense, and Modality.
Semester A, N. Boneh
36829. Conditionals -- Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics.
Semester B, Y. Ziv
36830. Topics in Dravidian Linguiistics.
Semester B, V. Paniker
36831. Polarity Sensitivity.
Semester B, L. Crnic
36832. Between Semantics and Pragmatics.
Semester A, O. Magidor
36833. Linguistic Representation and Indeterminacy.
Semester B, G. Sher
36834. Adjectives, Vagueness, Gradability and Philosophy.
Semester B, G. Weidman-Sassoon
36835. Experimental Studies in Pragmatics.
Semester B, A. Simla
09925. Introduction to Pragmatic Linguistics.
Semester B, A. Moulin
30381. Predication and Existence.
Semester A, C. Posy, E. Bar-Asher Segal