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Tamás Bíró
Linguistic analysis of some phenomena in the Hebrew language, with the inclusion of historical, social and cultural factors

THESIS TOPIC PROPOSAL

Institute: Jewish Theological Seminary – University of Jewish Studies, Budapest
theology
THE DOCTORAL SCHOOL OF JEWISH RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Thesis supervisor: Tamás Bíró
Location of studies (in Hungarian): Jewish Theological Seminary-University of Jewish Studies 1084 Budapest, Scheiber Sándor str. 2.
Abbreviation of location of studies: ORZSE


Description of the research topic:

Optimality Theory (Prince and Smolensky 1993; Smolensky and Legendre 2006) has not only been the leading paradigm in phonology for two decades, but has also been applied to syntax, semantics and pragmatics, as well as to topics beyond linguistics, while it also maintains strong connections to computational cognitive science. The doctoral student will choose a linguistic phenomenon in Hebrew (or another so-called Jewish language), develop a standard Optimality Theoretical account thereof, and subsequently add diachronic and social-cultural dimensions to it.

Required language skills: English
Recommended language skills (in Hungarian): Hebrew
Further requirements: 
Optimalitáselméleti alapismeretek és programozási gyakorlat előnyt jelent

Number of students who can be accepted: 3

Deadline for application: 2020-01-29

 
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