The Twins Project (ISF grant #1059/17) involves a longitudinal study of the phonological and morphological development of typically developing Hebrew-acquiring non-identical twin boys. The children are recorded on a weekly basis from the age of 1 year old. PI: Outi Bat-El; Consultant: Galit Adam.  

 The Child Language Project (ISF grant #554/04) involves a longitudinal study of the phonological and morphological development of three Hebrew-acquiring children, two typically developing and one with mild PDD. The children were recorded on a weekly basis, from the first year up to the age of 3 for the typically developing children and 4 for the atypically developing one. PIs: Outi Bat-El and Galit Adam.  

 The list below provides the fruits of this project (marked with *), including the articles in BAALL's special issue on the acquisiiton of Hebrew phonology and morphology (reprinted as Bat-El, Outi (ed.). 2014. The Acquisition of Hebrew Phonology and Morphology). Additional studies on the acquisition of Hebrew phonology and morphology are also listed, all conducted by linguists associated with the Department of Linguistics at Tel-Aviv University. Another product of this project is Gafni's Child Phonology Analyzer. 


Adam, Galit. 2002.  From Variable to Optimal Grammar: Evidence from Language Acquisition and Language Change. Ph.D. dissertation, Tel-Aviv University.

Adam, Galit and Outi Bat-El. 2008. Morphological knowledge without morphological structure: Morphology-prosody interface in the first Hebrew verbs. In S. Armon-Lotem, G. Danon, and S. Rothstein (eds) Current Issues in Generative Hebrew Linguistics. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 197-222.

*Adam, Galit and Outi Bat-El. 2008. Segmental effects on syllable selection: Evidence from Hebrew. In A. Gavarró and M.J. Freitas (eds) Language Acquisition and Development: Proceedings of GALA 2007. Newscastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 1-11.

*Adam, Galit and Outi Bat-El. 2008. The trochaic bias is universal: Evidence from Hebrew. In A. Gavarró and M.J. Freitas (eds) Language Acquisition and Development: Proceedings of GALA 2007. Newscastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 12-24.

*Adam, Galit and Outi Bat-El. 2009. When do universal preferences emerge in language development? The acquisition of Hebrew stressBrill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics 1:1-28.

Adi-Bensaid, Limor. 2006. The Prosodic Development of Hebrew-Speaking Hearing Impaired Children with CI and HA. Ph.D. dissertation, Tel-Aviv University.

Adi-Bensaid, Limor. 2012. The role of prominence and position in the acquisition of codas in the speech of hearing-impaired childrenBAALL 4:104-119.

Adi-Bensaid, Limor and Outi Bat-El. 2004. The development of the prosodic word in the speech of a hearing impaired child with a cochlear implant deviceJournal of Multilingual Communication Disorders 2:187-206.

Adi-Bensaid, Limor, Avivit Ben-David, and Gila Tubul-Lavy. 2015. Content words in Hebrew child-directed speech. Infant Behavior and Development 40:231-241.

*Albert, Aviad and Hadass Zaidenberg. 2012. Filler syllables in the acquisition of Hebrew: A prosodic accountBAALL 4:162-188. (Appendix).

*Asherov, Daniel and Evan-Gary Cohen. 2016. ʁ-Substitution: Where percepts, proximity and prosody meet. A paper presented at r-atics 5. Fryske Akademy in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

*Bat-El, Outi. 2006. Category-specific phonology in adult and child Hebrew. A paper presented at OCP 4, Rhodes.

Bat-El, Outi. 2009. Harmonic domains and synchronization in typically and atypically developing Hebrew-speaking childrenLanguage Sciences 31:117-135.

*Bat-El, Outi. 2010. Phonological interference with morpho-syntactic guidelines: The acquisition of Hebrew verb inflectional suffixes. A paper presented at BAALL's 1st Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics. Paris.

*Bat-El, Outi. 2012. Phonological constraints on morphological development: The acquisition of Hebrew verb inflectional suffixesBAALL 4:189-212.

*Bat-El, Outi. 2012. The Sonority Dispersion Principle in the acquisition of Hebrew word final codas. S. Parker (ed.), The Sonority Controversy, 319-344. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Bat-El, Outi. 2013. Acquisition of Phonology.  In G. Khan (ed.), the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (EHLL). Brill. 

*Bat-El, Outi (ed.). 2014. The Acquisition of Hebrew Phonology and Morphology. Brill.

*Bat-El, Outi. 2015. The trochaic bias: Nature or nurture. A paper presented in DGfS 37 workshop Universal Biases on Phonological Acquisition and ProcessingLeipzig.

Bat-El, Outi and Avivit Ben-David. to appear. Developing phonologyIn A. Bar-On and D. Ravid (eds) Handbook of Communication Disorders: Theoretical, Empirical, and Applied Linguistic Perspectives.

*Becker, Michael. 2012. Target selection in error selective learning. BAALL 4:120-139. (Appendix)

Ben-David, Avivit. 2001. Language Acquisition and Phonological Theory: Universal and Variable Processes Across Children and Across Languages. Ph.D. dissertation, Tel-Aviv University. [in Hebrew].

Ben-David, Avivit. 2012. The development of prosodic structure: Evidence from typical longitudinal dataBAALL 4:55-79.

Ben-David, Avivit and Outi Bat-El. 2015. Strong vs strong, but which is stronger? Stressed and final syllables in language acquisition. A paper presented in DGfS 37 workshop Strong vs Weak Prosodic Positions: Possible Variation and Relevance for GrammarLeipzig.

Ben-David, Avivit and Outi Bat-El. to appear. Paths and Stages in the acquisiton of Hebrew phonological wordIn R. Berman (ed.) Acquisition and Development of Hebrew: From Infancy to Adolescence.

Ben-David, Avivit and Outi Bat-El. to appear. Stressed vs. final syllable in early speech: Which one is stronger? MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.

*Bloch, Tamar. 2011Simplification Patterns in the Acquisition of Word Initial Consonant Clusters in Hebrew. M.A. Thesis, Tel-Aviv University. 

*Cohen, Evan-Gary. 2012. Vowel harmony and universality in Hebrew acquisitionBAALL 4:7-29. (Appendix)

*Cohen, Evan-Gary. 2015. Phoneme complexity and frequency in the acquisition of Hebrew rhotics. Journal of child language acquisition development 3:1-11.

*Gafni, Chen. 2012. Consonant harmony in the scope of language development: Evidence from HebrewBAALL 4:30-54.

*Gafni, Chen. 2012. Consonant Harmony in the Conspiracy of Acquisition: Evidence from Hebrew. M.A. Thesis, Tel-Aviv University. 

*Gishri, Michal. 2009. The Role of Prominence in the Acquisition of  Medial Codas in Hebrew: Evidence from a Slow Developer. M.A. Thesis, Tel-Aviv University. 

*Karni, Noa. 2011. Chain Shift and Local Constraint Conjunction in the Acquisition of Hebrew Onsets. M.A. Thesis, Tel-Aviv University. 

*Karni , Noa. 2012. Minimizing faithfulness violation in the acquisition of Hebrew onsetsBAALL 4:80-103.

*Levinger, Michal. 2007. The Acquisition of Hebrew Plurals: A Morpho-phonological Account. M.A. Thesis, Tel-Aviv University.

*Lustigman, Lyle. 2007. Selectivity in Early Child Grammar: The Case of Hebrew Verb Morphology. M.A. Thesis, Tel-Aviv University.

*Lustigman, Lyle. 2012. Non-finiteness in early Hebrew verbsBAALL 4:213-231.

*Lustigman, Lyle. 2013. Linguistic interfaces in early acquisition: Lexical classes and grammatical systems in Hebrew child language. Ph.D. dissertation, Tel-Aviv University. 

Tubul-Lavy, Gila. 2005. The Phonological Development of Hebrew-Speaking Children with Developmental DyspraxiaPh.D. dissertation, Tel-Aviv University [in Hebrew].

Tubul-Lavy, Gila. 2012. The correlation between phonological spelling errors and language development in Hebrew-speaking childrenBAALL 4:140-161.