Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal

Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal is a visiting professor for the Fall of 2023. He holds a BA in Philosophy and Hebrew Language from Hebrew University (1999-2002, summa cum laude) and a PhD from Harvard University (2009). His primary position is at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he has also held the role of the head of the Language, Logic, and Cognition Center. Bar-Asher Siegal's expertise spans the interdisciplinary domains of philology and linguistics, and he is dedicated to fostering innovative methodologies that bridge the gap between these interconnected fields. His research encompasses various aspects of linguistics, including historical linguistics, and semantics. His specific areas of focus encompass negation, reciprocal constructions, possessive constructions, non-selected datives, and his current primary research centers around causative constructions, wherein he develops causal models to capture their semantic nuances.


He will be teaching two classes:

29406/39406 Formal Diachronic Semantics (In Hebrew And Other Languages)

46001 Seminar: Causative Language