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Shelli Plesser, Lecturer of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Duke Middle East Studies Center

Shelli Plesser

Her interests are focused primarily on the communicative performance of languages with a strong adherence to the Chomskian-generative view of language, language development, and language acquisiton. She also is a strong supporter of the incorporation of cultural content in class linguistic as well as non-linguistic (music, movies, commercials etc). Shelli is a native Hebrew speaker (she was born and raised in Israel) and has been interested in language acquisition as well as multilingualism for many years. Before joining the Modern Hebrew program at Duke, Shelli taught Modern Hebrew at Yale University, and English as a Second Language in Israel.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  2204 Erwin Road Room 234, Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 403-7860
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://middleeaststudies.duke.edu/~shelli

Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday 9:30AM
or by Appt
Education:

M.A.Boston University1991
BATel-Aviv University1998
B.A.Tel Aviv University (Israel)1987
Certificate in Translation StudiesBeit Berl Institute1985
Yiddish studiesOxford University - England1982
Specialties:

Hebrew
Research Interests:

Her interests are focused primarily on the communicative performance of languages with a strong adherence to the Chomskian-generative view of language, language development, and language acquisiton. She also is a strong supporter of the incorporation of cultural content in class linguistic as well as non-linguistic (music, movies, commercials etc). Shelli is a native Hebrew speaker (she was born and raised in Israel) and has been interested in language acquisition as well as multilingualism for many years. Before joining the Modern Hebrew program at Duke, Shelli taught Modern Hebrew at Yale University, and English as a Second Language in Israel.

Postdocs Mentored

  • none (2009/01-present)  


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