Selected Publications:
Hebrew and Jewish discourse and culture

‘The Grammar of Modern Hebrew’, Cambridge University Press, 1989.

(Editor) ‘Hebrew in Ashkenaz: A Language in Exile,’ Oxford University Press, 1993.

‘Inside the language planner’s head: Tactical responses to a mass migration’, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 16(5), pp. 351-372, 1995.

‘Toward a sociology of Ashkenazi Hebrew’, Jewish Social Studies 2(3), pp. 85-114, 1996.

At the seam of syntax and semantics: “as if” in Modern Hebrew’ in M. Bar-Asher (ed.) Studies in Hebrew and Jewish Languages Presented to Shelomo Morag, Jerusalem: The Bialik Institute, pp. 15-32, 1996.

‘We never changed our language: Attitudes of British Hasidic educators to Yiddish’, Osnabrücker Beitrage zur Sprachtheorie, 54, pp. 60-88, 1997.

‘Lexicographic function and the relation between supply and demand.’ International Journal of Lexicography, 1998.

(Co-author: Miriam Isaacs) ‘Sacred Voices: The Language of Ultraorthodox Jews.’ Special issue of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 138, 1999.

‘Golem: The making of a modern myth.’ Symposium 55(2), pp. 78-94, 2001.

(with KM Loewenthal and V Goldblatt) ‘Guarding the tongue: A thematic analysis of gossip control strategies among Orthodox Jewish women in London.’ Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 24 (3), pp. 513-524, 2004.

‘The Hasidic Tale and the Sociolinguistic Modernization of the Jews of Eastern Europe’ in Rella Kushelevsky & Avidov Lipsker  (eds.) Ma’aseh Sippur, Bar Ilan University Press, 2006, pp. 7-36, 2006.

‘Minimizers in Second Temple/Mishnaic Hebrew: A syntactic-semantic analysis.’ In Steven Fassberg (ed.)  Sha’arei Lashon: Studies in Hebrew, Aramaic and Jewish Languages presented to Moshe Bar-Asher. Mosad Bialik, pp. 103-128, 2007. [in Hebrew]

‘A typology of genitives in Contemporary Hebrew’. In John Healey & Janet Watson (eds.), Relative clauses and genitive constructions in Semitic: typology and diachrony. Special supplement of the Journal of Semitic Studies. pp. 113-133, 2009.

‘Language and religion’. In Geoffrey Khan et al (eds.)  Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics. Brill, Leiden, 2014

‘Jewish Humor’. In Salvatore Attardo (ed.) Encyclopedia of Humor Studies. SAGE, 2014.