Ms. Brigitta Schvarcz Head of the English Unit

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Academic Background

Brigitta Schvarcz is a Ph.D. Candidate in Theoretical Linguistics at Bar-Ilan University. Her research interests include: Formal Semantics; Countability phenomena in language; Educational Linguistics; Language Teacher Education and Professional Identity. She is the vice-chair of the English Teachers’ Association Israel and co-editor of the TEIS Newsletter of TESOL International Association. Since 2011, Brigitta has been a teacher educator for the Israel Ministry of Education, Dept. of Professional Development of Teaching Staff. Her combined expertise in the fields of linguistics and education has led her to design courses and conduct studies which integrate theoretical knowledge with classroom practice. Her pedagogical raison d’être is to provide accessibility to the core structure of a language, as this can lead to fewer learner errors and a more effective EAP experience.

Peer reviewed papers

  • Schvarcz, B.R. In prep. Hárman, sokan, mindannyian: Nominalized numerals and quantifiers in Hungarian. In: Elizabeth Coppock, Tamás Halm and Balázs Surányi (eds.) Approaches to Hungarian 17.
  • Schvarcz, B.R. 2017.Measure Constructions in Hungarian and the Semantics of the –nyi Suffix. In: A. Lipták and H. van der Hulst (eds.) Approaches to Hungarian 15, pp-183-208. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Schvarcz, B.R. and S. Rothstein 2017. Hungarian classifier constructions and the mass/count distinction. In: A. Lipták and H. van der Hulst (eds.) Approaches to Hungarian 15,  pp. 157-182. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

 

  • Khrizman K., F. Landman, S. Lima, S. Rothstein and B.R. Schvarcz 2015.  Portion readings are count readings, not measure readings. The Proceedings of the 20th Amsterdam Colloquium

 

 

 Papers and Abstracts - Proceedings of Conferences

  • Schvarcz, B.R. In press. Taking action through reflection: A model of predictive reflection applied in in-service teacher education. TESOL. The Newsletter of Teacher Education Interest Section, Issue 2019 December.

 

  • Schvarcz, B.R. In press. A fiúk közül hányan? -Vn toldalékkal jelölt számnevek partitív szerkezetekben (How many of the boys? -Vn-marked Numerals in Partitive Constructions) To appear in the Proceedings of 14. Félúton Konferencia.
  • Schvarcz, B.R. 2018.A megszámlálható és megszámlálhatatlan főnevek közti kontraszt a magyar nyelvben (The mass-count contrast in Hungarian). In Fazekas Boglárka -- Kaposi Diána -- P. Kocsis Réka (eds.) Csomópontok -- Újabb kérdések a Félúton műhelyéből. Az Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem Nyelvtudományi Doktori Iskolájának 12. Félúton konferenciáján elhangzott előadások tanulmánykötete. Budapest: Kalota Művészeti Alapítvány.
  • Schvarcz, B.R. 2017.Language Awareness and EFL Teachers’ Professional Identity. In P. Petrar and A. Precup (eds.) Constructions of Identity VIII.  Cluj Napoca: Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă.
  • Schvarcz, B.R. 2017.The Role of Linguistics in Teacher Identity. TESOL. The Newsletter of Teacher Education Interest Section, Issue 2017 September. http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolteis/issues/2017-09-25/7.html