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.