Michal Marmorstein studies Semitic languages from the theoretical and methodological perspective of text-linguistics and discourse analysis. Her research focuses on Classical Arabic, Egyptian Arabic, Modern Hebrew, and Neo-Aramaic. She has written papers on the topics of verbal tenses, clause linkage, generic utterances, presentatives, discourse markers, narrative structure, and genre analysis. Her book “Tense and Text in Classical Arabic: A Discourse-oriented Study of the Classical Arabic Tense System” appeared in Brill in 2016. Michal obtained her Ph.D. from the Hebrew University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Georgetown University.