Hi, I’m Nadav.

My academic pursuits started when I was a soldier in the IDF, having had then plenty of time to read. I read mainly philosophy, from Plato to Sartre, became immediately fascinated by it all, and was eager to learn more. Upon completing my service I enrolled in the Philosophy department at the Hebrew University. I was especially interested in the philosophy of language: the relation of language to thought, and language to reality.

My interests gradually turned to the study of language itself, observing its many and varied uses. I continued to an M.A. in linguistics, focusing on pragmatics.

Since 2010 I study in the PhD program in linguistics at the CUNY Graduate Center. My research interests are in pragmatics, and particularly speech act theory. I try to understand both the structures and uses of linguistic tools.