About the article
Ari Drucker holds a Master's degree in Linguistics (magna cum laude) from Tel Aviv University. His research interests include gender and language and the processing and use of nonliteral language (e.g., irony).
Ofer Fein is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology in The Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo. His current research interests include psycholinguistics, psychology of sexual orientation, application of queer theory to psychology, and homophobia.
Dafna Bergerbest is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology in The Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo. Her recent work focuses on the cognitive processes underlying comprehension of ambiguous language, the relation between language and thought, and interaction between attention, memory and consciousness.
Rachel Giora is Professor of Linguistics at Tel Aviv University. Her research areas include the cognitive aspects of discourse coherence, discourse relevance, language and ideology, women and language, and the language of literary texts. As of 1997, her work has focused on the Graded Salience Hypothesis, featuring the psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics of figurative language (irony, jokes, and metaphor), context effects, optimal innovations, aesthetic pleasure, discourse negation, and the notion of salience in relation to autism, context, and nonliteral language. Her present research discusses a new notion, Default Nonliteral Interpretation, which cannot be encompassed by the Graded Salience Hypothesis. In all, she has published over 100 articles, a book (On Our Mind: Salience, Context, and Figurative Language [Oxford University Press, 2003]) and coedited (with Patrick Hanks) a 6-volume series Metaphor and Figurative Language (Routledge, 2011).
Published Online: 2014-10-08
Published in Print: 2014-10-01