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Phone: +972-2-5883558
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Faculty of Humanities
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 9190501

Department Chair and BA Advisor: Prof. Steve Fassberg​​​​​​​

MA Advisor: Prof. Yochanan Breuer

Prof. Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal

Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal

Research interests: Comparative and historical Semitic linguistics, Syntax, Semantics, History of linguistics.


Selected publications:


Bar-Asher Siegal, Elitzur A. Introduction to the Grammar of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic, Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2013

Selected papers

Bar-Asher Siegal, Elitzur A. and Nora Boneh "Non-core datives in Modern Hebrew", Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics, (2015)


Bar-Asher Siegal, Elitzur A. "Notes on the history of reciprocal NP-strategies in Semitic languages in a typological perspective", Diachronica 31(2014): 337-378


Bar-Asher Siegal, Elitzur A. "From a Non-Argument-Dative to an Argument-Dative: the character and origin of the qṭīl lī construction in Syriac and Jewish Babylonian Aramaic", Folia Orientalia 51 (2015): 59-111.


Bar-Asher Siegal, Elitzur A. and Nora Boneh "Modern Hebrew non-core dative in their context", Lǝšonénu 76 (2014): 461-495.


Bar-Asher Siegal, Elitzur A. "The case for external sentential negation: evidence from Jewish Babylonian Aramaic", Linguistics 53 (2015): 1031–1078


Bar-Asher Siegal, Elitzur A. “Who separated from whom and why? A philological study of 4QMMT,” Revue de Qumran 98 (2011), 229-256.


Bar-Asher Siegal, Elitzur A. “Notes on reciprocal constructions in Akkadian in light of typological and historical considerations,” Semitica et Classica 4 (2011), 23-42.


Bar-Asher Siegal, Elitzur A. “Non-anaphoric uses of the demonstrative pronouns in Jewish Babylonian Aramaic”, Lǝšonénu 74 (2012), 229-266 [in Hebrew].


Bar-Asher Siegal, Elitzur A. “Reconsidering the Study of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic: Five Decades after E. Y. Kutscher and his Influential Methodology”, Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 163 (2013), 341-364.


Bar-Asher, Elitzur A.“How an Empiricist Founds a New Science: An Epistemological Inquiry in Ferdinand de Saussure’s Linguistic Theory” in Arrivé Michel (ed.), Du côté de chez Saussure, A l'occasion de ses anniversaires (1857: naissance, 1907: premier Cours de linguistique générale), Limoges: Lambert-Lucas, 2008: 23-38