Bar Avineri

Bar Avineri

Linguistics, Generative Track

Subject: Modality and evidentiality through syntax-semantics interface

 

Supervisors: Prof. Edit Doron, Dr. Aynat Rubinstein

 

Abstract: My work will refer to a phenomenon known in the literature as "the Actualization Effect", where modal expressions conjugated in preterit are interpreted as an action that has been carried out. My intention is to address the current theoretical literature related to this effect, focusing on semantic, syntactical and morphological aspects. These analyses will be examined with respect to Spoken Modern Hebrew data, as well as to written Hebrew corpora, from a diachronic perspective/