Aynat Rubinstein is a linguist who specializes in the semantics of natural language and the interactions between form, meaning, and use (syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) in the interpretation of context dependent expressions. After receiving her PhD in linguistics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2012, Aynat was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the Linguistics Department at Georgetown University to join a theoretical and corpus-based research group on Gradable Modal Expressions. At Mandel Scholion, her research has focused on expressions of necessity and possibility in Modern Hebrew, investigating their historical roots in previous layers of the language and the effects of language contact on their evolution. Together with the research group on the Revival of Modern Hebrew, she is engaged in building a linguistically annotated corpus of Revival Hebrew that will support new sophisticated investigations of the development of the language.
Mandel Scholion – Interdisciplinary Research Center in the Humanities and Jewish Studies Mandel Building Mt. Scopus Jerusalem 9190501