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Head of Near Eastern Languages Program / Semitic Linguistics

Prof. Tania Notarius

The focus of my actual research is the study of ancient Northwest Semitic verbal syntax. The project started during my academic sojourn at the Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany 2018-2019 as an Alexander von Humboldt Experienced Researcher. I concentrate on less-studied syntactic issues, such as the syntax of participles (active and passive), the marking and expression of passive voice, the formal and semantic scope of the middle voice domain, and the syntax of infinitive phrases. A special emphasis is laid on investigating the consistent linguistic differences between the language of poetry and prose.

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Nationality - Israeli


MA and BA degrees in Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish and French)

Moscow State University, Faculty of Philology

PhD in “The Verbal Tenses in Archaic and Classical Biblical Poetry”

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Hebrew and Jewish Languages

Warburg Postgraduate Fellow

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies

Postgraduate Fellow in the project ‘Materials for a New Dictionary of Mandaic’

University of Haifa, Department of Hebrew Language

Eliezer Ben-Yehudah Postgraduate Fellow

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Hebrew and Jewish Languages


2022 - now
Associate Professor, Department of Hebrew

University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa)

Lecturer and Head of the MA Program “Near Easter Languages”

Polis-The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities

Research Interests

General Linguistics | Semitic Languages | Translation Studies | Biblical Hebrew Language and Philology | Historical linguistics of Biblical Hebrew

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