Assaf Bar-Moshe is a Ph.D. candidate of the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Arabic Language and Literature under the supervision of Prof. Eran Cohen and Prof. Simon Hopkins. His main area of interest is the Arabic dialect of the Jews in Baghdad and he writes his dissertation about the tense-aspect-modality system of the dialect. His master thesis focused on demonstratives and third person pronouns in Mandarin Chinese. In addition, Assaf is interested in description of spoken languages and historical linguistics. Assaf was awarded a scholarship on behalf of the German DAAD for a two years' stay (2015-2015) in the Department of Semitic Studies in Heidelberg University.