Letizia Cerqueglini

Letizia Cerqueglini
Tel Aviv University | TAU · Department of Hebrew language

Doctor of Philosophy
Laboratory on Afroasiatic Languages, Cognition and Culture. Looking for phylum-internal typological tendencies

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Introduction
Arabic Dialectology; Semitic Linguistics; Afroasiatic Languages, Cognition and Culture (Space, Time, Color Categories, Kinship Terms; Mass Count Nouns; Emotions)
Education
October 2015 - March 2017
Università di Pisa
Field of study
  • Archeology of the Middle East
October 2010 - October 2013
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Field of study
  • Cognitive Linguistics (Co-tutorship with University of Pisa)
October 2010 - October 2013
Università di Pisa
Field of study
  • Cognitive Linguistics

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Publications (163)
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In this course we discover the ancient civilization of Ugarit through its language and its literature. The city of Ugarit was a rich Amorite kingdom, flourished on the northern Syrian coast between 1600-1200 BCE and destroyed by the mysterious Sea Peoples on 1185 BCE. In 1928 the archaeological excavations started revealing a refined civilization,...
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Lecturers of the School of Jewish Studies and Archeology @ Tel-Aviv University are engaged in the study of past worlds following various disciplines: language, cognition, archeology, history and philology, through the analysis of texts, material findings and visual artifacts, in order to shade light on how human beings experienced and described in...
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This course provides a basic knowledge on the dialectological geography of Egypt. The linguistic training focuses on Cairene Arabic, providing conversation skills in common everyday situations and early-intermediate listening and comprehension skills. To support the study of Cairene Arabic in its diachronic, diastratic, and communal variants and re...
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Does the language we speak affect the way we experience the world, organize our experience and represent and remember it? What is the role of culture in this process? This course accepts the challenge of investigating the connection between language, thought and culture in the Hebrew speaking societies in different periods. How did ancient Israeli...
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What is the relationship between spatial and temporal representations in language and cognition? What is the role of culture in this relationship? I enter this discussion by offering a community-based, cross-generational study on the community of speakers of aṣ-Ṣāniʿ Arabic, members of a Negev Desert Bedouin tribe in Israel. The book presents the r...
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The Arabic prepositions min and ʕan in their prototypical spatial use relate to the Source domain, translating as ‘(away) from’. In many contemporary dialects ʕan is absent or limited to secondary, non-spatial meanings. In Traditional Negev Arabic, however, both prepositions are used complementarily. The proto-scene of ablative min is a Figure (F)...
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This paper analyses the impact of landscape on linguistic and cognitive spatial frames of reference (FoRs) in three generations of speakers of Negev Arabic (NA): Traditional (TNA), Middle (MNA), and Young (YNA). When locating one object (the figure) with respect to a reference object (the ground), TNA strategies rely on pragmatic properties attribu...
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Numerous studies have found evidence of a speech community’s referential practices in discourse being predictive of its members’ behavior in nonverbal tasks. In this article, we discuss a series of exceptions to this alignment pattern, drawing on data from eleven populations of Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North and Central America, and Oceania....
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The IOS Annual Volume 21: “Carrying a Torch to Distant Mountains”, brings forth cutting-edge studies devoted to a wide array of fields and disciplines of the Middle East. The three sections—the Ancient Near East, Semitic Languages and Linguistics, and Arabic Language and Literature—include sixteen articles. In the Ancient Near East section are stud...
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Would you ever imagine that when today’s Hebrew speakers say kapara to their loved ones, wish them a happy Ḥanuka, or praise their mom’s ḥaroset, they are actually pronouncing ancient Egyptian words? Previous scholarship has detected nouns (units of measure, raw materials, natural elements, technical tools, ritual instruments and procedures, among...
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HELLO, SPREAD THE NEWS!! 🤩 This summer I will be teaching a course at the ABELAO Summer School in Louvaine la Neuve: ❤❤❤ GRAMMAIRE COMPARÉE DES LANGUES SÉMITIQUES, 😊in French. August 03-13 2021 🌺 Registration is open http://www.abelao.eu/index.php/liste-des-cours 🦋 Presentation of the course http://www.abelao.eu/index.php/liste-des-cours?id=84
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Course Description This course focuses on the connection between language and thought and culture, especially material and technological culture. The language we speak affects the way we experience the world, organize our experience and represent and remember it. Words borrowed from different languages contribute to the existence of these changes,...
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Course Description The subject of this course is the linguistic contact between Palestinian Arabic varieties and Jewish languages (Hebrew, Yiddish, Sephardic Judezmo, and Judeo-Arabic varieties) from the period of the Old Yishuv in Ottoman Palestine (around 1880) until today. We will examine contact-induced phenomena such as phonological adaptation...
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CLARC 2021 Language and Culture - International Linguistics Conference June 24-26 2021 University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rijeka Croatia
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בלשנות אפרו-אסיאתית משווה : מסע לשוני מרתק בשבילים נסתרים באפריקה ואסיה המרצה: ד''ר לטיציה צ'רקווליני הסמינר יתקיים בזום בסמסטר ב' תשפ''א, בימי ג' בשעה15.45 -14:15. ש"ס ופתוח ברישום מראש
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Maltese is the national language of the Maltese archipelago, a group of islands located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, just 80 km south of Sicily. The biggest island is Malta, where the capital, La Valletta, is situated. Because of its strategic position, Malta was conquered by several powers (Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Latins, Ar...
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Course no.: 0624412901 academic year: 2020-2021 semester: B number of hours: 2 weekly degree: BA and MA Class will be held on: Tuesdays, 14.00-16.00 Course Description Spread from west Africa to central Asia, the Afroasiatic linguistic family includes some of the oldest attested languages in human history, such as Ancient Egyptian and Akkadian....
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Course Description The course opens with basic questions regarding language and its function as a basic tool for human communication, as well as with determining what is linguistics, the study of language. Continuing with the dichotomy between synchronic and diachronic linguistics, we then proceed to issues such as language families and the notion...
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The course provides the basic knowledge for the study of the Phoenician and Punic civilization, with a particular focus on language and epigraphy. Basic notions will be provided on Phoenician and Punic history, archaeology, religion, and literature, pertinent to both the eastern Mediterranean (Levant, Cyprus, Aegean Region) and the western Mediterr...
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Name of Lecturer: Letizia Cerqueglini Number of hours: 2 weekly hours Course Description Contents: This course focuses on the relationship between language and thought. Does the language we speak influence the way we experience the world, organize our experience and represent and remember it? If so, how and to what extent? Does language prime thoug...
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An introductory essay on the archaeological site of Chahokia
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Research data from Austronesian Languages - Research Travel in the Hawaii
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An introductory essay on the Native American star lore connected to the afterlife
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Short Report on Yaqui Deer Dance from a Research Travel to California
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Short essay in the literary creation of Uncas (character in The last of the Mohicans, J.F. Cooper) and the historical figure of Woncus
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This Course has been given at Tel Aviv University on A.Y. 2017-2018/ 2018-2019/ 2019-2020 Course Description The course opens with basic questions regarding language and its function as a basic tool for human communication, as well as with determining what is linguistics, the study of language. Continuing with the dichotomy between synchronic a...
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This work discusses syntactic, semantic, and cognitive properties of the prepositions min and ʕin (dialectal reflex of ʕan) in traditional aṣ-Ṣāniʕ Arabic, compared to Classical Arabic, and with some observations on Italian prepositions di and da. An important achievement of this work is represented by the experimental methodology developed by the...
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Space is a fundamental domain of human thinking, universally experienced, yet culturally specific. I describe variations in linguistic and cognitive projective spatial representations (frames of reference) across dialects, genders, and age groups among the Bedouin Arabs of the Negev. Their tribes preserve a unique, culture-specific system of spatia...

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