Program

Biblical Hebrew Grammar: Reconciling Philology and Linguistic Theory

A Workshop of the Research Network for Biblical Hebrew Linguistics

 


June 26 – Day 1


12:00–1:00 Registration & Lunch Refreshments


1:00–1:30 Welcome

  1. Greetings by member of the Academic Committee of the Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies, Amalya Oliver, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  2. Greetings by the President of the Academy of the Hebrew Language, Moshe Bar-Asher, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  3. Linguistics and Philology: Rebuilding Burnt Bridges, Robert Holmstedt, University of Toronto (15 min)

Session 1, Chair: Edit Doron, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – 1:30-3:00

  1. Ordinals in Biblical Hebrew, Adina Moshavi and Susan Rothstein, Bar-Ilan University (45 min), Abstract
  2. Hybrid Syntactic Constructions in Biblical Hebrew, Tamar Zewi, University of Haifa (45 min), Abstract

Session 2, Chair: Galia Hatav, University of Florida – 3:15-4:45

  1. A Unified Account of the Infinitive Absolute in Biblical Hebrew, Elizabeth Cowper and Vincent DeCaen, University of Toronto (45 min), Abstract
  2. The Biblical Hebrew Infinitive, Edit Doron, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (45 min), Abstract

June 27 – DAY 2


Session 3, Chair: Keren Dubnov, David Yellin College and The Academy of the Hebrew Language – 9:30-11:00

  1. Habituality in Biblical Hebrew, Nora Boneh and Hagit Sofer, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (45 min), Abstract
  2. The Anticausative Alternation in Hiphil, Kevin Grasso, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (45 min), Abstract

Session 4, Chair: Robert Holmstedt, University of Toronto – 11:15-12:45

  1. Light Verb Constructions in Biblical Hebrew, Todd Snider, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (45 min), Abstract
  2. Secondary Predicates in Biblical Hebrew, Jacques Boulet, University of Toronto (45 min), Abstract

12:45–2:00 Lunch


Session 5, Chair: Todd Snider, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – 2:00-4:30

  1. The Treatment of Gutturals in Biblical and Samaritan Hebrew: A New Proposal, Noam Mizrahi, Tel-Aviv University (45 min), Abstract

BREAK (15 min)

  1. Pausal vs. Context Allomorphy in Biblical Hebrew, Roman Himmelreich and Outi Bat-El, Tel-Aviv University (45 min), Abstract
  2. Prosodic Dependency in Tiberian Hebrew: Morphosyntax versus Accentuation, Vincent DeCaen and B. Elan Dresher, University of Toronto (45 min), Abstract

June 28 – DAY 3


Session 6, Chair: Malka Rappaport Hovav, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – 9:30–12:15

  1. Personal and Impersonal Prohibitives in Biblical Hebrew, Elizabeth Ritter, University of Calgary (45 min), Abstract
  2. The Imperative-Hortative Paradigm in Biblical Hebrew: Syntactic and Typological Investigation, Tania Notarius, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (45 min), Abstract

BREAK (15 min)

  1. Ellipsis in Biblical Hebrew, Robert Holmstedt, University of Toronto (45 min), Abstract
  2. Summary and plans for future collaboration, Edit Doron, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (15 min)

12:15–1:00 Lunch Refreshments


 

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