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solaz@research.haifa.ac.il
Portable Phone: +972-522-847742
Fax: +972-4-6547703
Room 1819
University of Haifa,
Department of Hebrew Language,
199 Aba-Hushi Avenue,
Mount Carmel, Haifa 3498838,
Israel

Statue of Goddess of Justice, Madurai
Bench, India (http://www.hcmadras.tn.nic.in/mduhist.htm)
Indian Institute of Technology,
the Hauz Khaz campus
CURRENT ACADEMIC POSITION
Senior Lecturer

AREAS OF INTEREST

LINGUISTICS, FORENSIC LINGUISTICS, HEBREW LINGUISTICS

Inferential Pragmatics; Discourse Analysis; Lexical Pragmatics; Argumentation; Legal Language and Interpretation, Israeli Criminal Legal Discourse

Relevance Theory and in particular its comprehension procedure as a tool of interpretation usable in studies of human verbal communication, Legal, and Legal Hebrew


RESEARCH’S SUBJECTS

The main theoretical subject of my research is Sperber and Wilson’s theory  (“relevance theory”): I have derived from the principles of relevance theory an interpretive heuristic (called “the tool of interpretation”) that enables, given any text used for communication, identification of the interpretation that reconstructs the meaning intended by the text’s producer. I am applying this tool of interpretation to corpora of face to face conversations (Spoken Hebrew) and legal texts coming from varied historical and social contexts.