בלשנות וספרות אנגלית

בלשנות וספרות אנגלית

If you have been puzzled by how language works or why its structures and patterns are the way they are, or if you’ve wondered how children acquire their language, you are welcome to join us in looking for answers to these exciting questions

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About Linguistics Studies
Modern linguistics attempts to advance scientific research of natural language, and it interacts with areas like cognitive psychology, computer science, and brain science.

Our unique program combines theoretical fields of linguistics (such as syntax, semantics, morphology and phonology) with applied and experimental fields (such as first and second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics and language impairments).

Amongst our courses you can find: Atypical Reading Development; Quantitative Research in Syntax; Autism: Language, Theory of Mind and Executive Function; Linguistics of Sign Languages; Linguistic Borrowing: Morphological and Phonological Aspects; Acquired Language and Reading Impairment; and more.
Research Interests
We encourage student research (seminar papers, MA and PhD theses) that integrates theory and experimental work or that aims to use theoretical knowledge in applied settings.

Our broad research interests include for instance:

Language acquisition by bilingual children diagnosed for Specific Language Impairment (SLI)
The neurobiological infrastructure underlying human language systems
The syntax of features and agreement
Semantics and its interaction with syntax and pragmatics
Morphology and its interfaces with other components of the grammar
The relation between syntactic structures and semantic interpretation
Acquisition of literacy and the relationship between oral language skills and reading/writing development
Language contact and cross-linguistic influence
Career Opportunities
Employment and career opportunities for linguistics graduates are diverse: writing and editing, working with linguistic data in hi-tech and technology companies, teaching English, language-related research, and more. Furthermore, our graduates have advantages in any role that requires a high level of English such as marketing, customer relations, marketing communications, etc.

The wide variety of topics that we teach give a solid foundation that prepares the graduates for advanced studies, at Bar Ilan or any other university in Israel or abroad. If you decide to continue to an advanced degree in a different field, you will benefit from the tools and skills that you acquire during your linguistics studies.
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About Linguistics Studies

Modern linguistics attempts to advance scientific research of natural language, and it interacts with areas like cognitive psychology, computer science, and brain science.

Our unique program combines theoretical fields of linguistics (such as syntax, semantics, morphology and phonology) with applied and experimental fields (such as first and second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics and language impairments).

Amongst our courses you can find: Atypical Reading Development; Quantitative Research in Syntax; Autism: Language, Theory of Mind and Executive Function; Linguistics of Sign Languages; Linguistic Borrowing: Morphological and Phonological Aspects; Acquired Language and Reading Impairment; and more.

Research Interests

We encourage student research (seminar papers, MA and PhD theses) that integrates theory and experimental work or that aims to use theoretical knowledge in applied settings.

Our broad research interests include for instance:

  • Language acquisition by bilingual children diagnosed for Specific Language Impairment (SLI)
  • The neurobiological infrastructure underlying human language systems
  • The syntax of features and agreement
  • Semantics and its interaction with syntax and pragmatics
  • Morphology and its interfaces with other components of the grammar
  • The relation between syntactic structures and semantic interpretation
  • Acquisition of literacy and the relationship between oral language skills and reading/writing development
  • Language contact and cross-linguistic influence
Career Opportunities

Employment and career opportunities for linguistics graduates are diverse: writing and editing, working with linguistic data in hi-tech and technology companies, teaching English, language-related research, and more. Furthermore, our graduates have advantages in any role that requires a high level of English such as marketing, customer relations, marketing communications, etc.

The wide variety of topics that we teach give a solid foundation that prepares the graduates for advanced studies, at Bar Ilan or any other university in Israel or abroad. If you decide to continue to an advanced degree in a different field, you will benefit from the tools and skills that you acquire during your linguistics studies.

Registrarion
BA Studies

Applications can be submitted through the Bar-Ilan website. You should receive confirmation that your application is being processed within a few days. About a week after the application is submitted, you will be able to check its status online through the Inbar system.

MA Studies

Applications and accompanying documentation are submitted online. Answers will be sent by email

Doctoral Studies

Applications are submitted online.

For further details, see the School of Graduate Studies informational brochure.