Nadav Matalon is a member of the PhD honors program at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. His study is supervised by Dr. Michal Marmorstein, Prof. Elisha Moses (The Weizmann Institute of Science) and Prof. Dagmar Barth-Weingarten (University of Potsdam, Germany). Nadav studies prosody in everyday talk of Hebrew and English. He holds a B.Mus from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, and a M.A. with honors from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His M.A. thesis, under the supervision of Dr. Michal Marmorstein and Dr. Eitan Grossman, provides a formal and functional analysis of the "camel humps prosodic pattern” - a common prosodic pattern in Israeli Hebrew.
Ioram Melcer is a doctoral student at the Department of Linguistics, under the supervision of Prof. Cyril Aslanov. His research is focused on the Zero Article in Brazilian Portuguese. He is interested in Spanish and dialects of Spanish in Latin America, in nominalizations and the syntax of the proper name. He is the winner of several awards for his literary work as well as for his work as a translator. Author of 5 books and translator of more than 90 books from Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Catalan and English. Is currently engaged in the translation of the Purgatorio, the second part of the Divina Commedia, under the supervision of Prof. Luisa Ferretti-Cuomo.
A second-degree student in the department of functional linguistics. Graduated first degree in oriental studies, his main interests are descriptive, comparative and historical aspects of the Afro-Asian languages in general and the Semitic languages in particular.
Naomi Rachman is a graduate student in functional linguistics, under the supervision of Prof. Orly Goldwasser. Main areas of interest include Middle and Late Egyptian and Akkadian, as well as Historical linguistics, Afro-Asiatic linguistics the Egyptian classifier system and the Semitic root.
Shira is interested in investigating the means by which certain cognitive and conversational constraints can explain the common patterns of linguistic change, and as a result, the structural properties that different languages share. In her main project she investigates the functionality redundant morphological marking.
Roma Yee is a graduate student of Linguistics at Hebrew University. Her main interests are semantics and language change, with particular interests in definites, Hebrew quantifiers, and Alemannic dialects.