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Faculty Fellow

Itamar Francez

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics University of Chicago


Itamar Francez works on semantics, pragmatics, and especially in how lexical, contextual, and pragmatic factors coalesce to bring about complex inferential behaviors. He also works on the role of interpretation in explaining morphological and morpho-syntactic generalizations within and across languages, and on the grammar of Hebrew. He is also interested in language ideologies and social, cultural and political questions surrounding language and speech.

To learn more about Itamar Francez's research and publications, please visit his profile page at the Department of Linguistics.


Detail of a 19th century map of the Middle East

The Quest for Modern Language Between the Mediterranean and Black Sea, 1820–1948

2021 – 2024