1Dr Osnat Argaman | האקדמית גורדון - המכללה לחינוך
Dean of Graduate Studies
Reception hours
By appointment
2007-2008 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, the Hebrew Language Department, Bar-Ilan University (VATAT Grant for excellent researchers).
2006 PhD., the Hebrew Language Department, University of Haifa.
Title of the PhD. Dissertation: “The denotations of emotion words and the lexical means for their expression in Hebrew”. Supervised by: Prof. Michal Ephratt (324 pp.)
2002 M.A. in the Hebrew Language Department, University of Haifa (Summa Cum Laude).
Personal M.A. Program: “Models of Cognitive Mechanisms in the Acquisition of Hebrew as a Mother Tongue”.
Title of the M.A. Thesis: “Passive Knowledge Compared to Active Usage of “Beautiful Words” among Modern-Hebrew Native Speakers”, supervised by Dr. Michal Ephratt (won the Rector's award for the best M.A. Thesis of the year).
1992 B.A., Psychology and Hebrew Language, Haifa University.
Positions In And Out Of Gordon College
  Dean of Graduate Studies  
  Vice President  
  Senior Lecturer in the Hebrew Language Department  
  Member in NAPH (National Association of Professors of Hebrew).  
Areas Of Expertise And Interest  
  Psychology of Language  
  Language and Emotion  
  Modern Hebrew semantics  
  Language Education  
  Semantics of Modern Hebrew  
Key Publications  
1) Argaman O. & Vaknin-Nusbaum V. (accepted), 2016, "Language Awareness of Teacher Trainees", Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 1ST issue of the year
2) Argaman O. & Shaked S., 2015, "Being Galila Ron-Feder-Amit: On linguistic changes in the writer's Language", Journal for Children Literature, 24, pp. 160-194 (in Hebrew).
3) Argaman O., 2011, "5 fat men from Raanana seeking for 5 thin women from Kfar Saba" (Language humor), PANIM: A Journal for Culture, Society and Education, 54 (in Hebrew). http://automail7.daronet.com/Index.asp?ArticleID=17249&CategoryID=1789&Page=1
4) Argaman O., 2010, "The difference between Knowledge and Usage of “Beautiful Words” in the Education system", MOFET Institute Journal, 44, pp. 53-57 (in Hebrew).
5) Argaman O., 2010, "Emotion's Intensity and Linguistic Markers", Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 39, 1, pp. 89-99. Also published online (2009), DOI 10.1007/s10936-009-9127 http://www.springerlink.com/content/g6064l61q7667677/
6) Argaman O., 2007, "Do Emotion words have denotative meanings? The case of Happiness and sadness", Hebrew and Sister Languages, 6-7, pp. 73-88 (in Hebrew).
7) Argaman O., 2005, "Beautiful words in the era of globalization: Avoidance models versus Cognitive models as an explanation for avoiding beautiful words in Hebrew", in: Ashley L.R.N. & Finke W.H. (eds.), Selected papers from the International conference of the American society of Geolinuistics, New-York: Cummings & Hathaway, pp.43-48.
8) Argaman O., 2005, "Beautiful words: from the speaker's intuition to a scientific definition", Hebrew Linguistics, 56, pp.49-70 (in Hebrew).
9) Argaman O., 2005, “Language Anxiety", Helkat Lashon, 56, pp.76-105 (in Hebrew).
10) Argaman O., 2002, “Passive Knowledge versus Active Usage of Beautiful words in Modern Hebrew", 2-3, pp.151-169 (in Hebrew).
11) Argaman O. & Abu-Rabia S., 2002, “The influence of language anxiety on English reading and writing tasks among Native Hebrew speakers”, Language, Culture and Curriculum, 15, 2, pp.143-160.


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