About the article
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.
Menahem Yeari is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at the Bar Ilan University, Israel. His primary research interests are in cognitive science, including attention, memory, and reading comprehension processes. In particular, his research concerns the normal and abnormal cognitive processes underlying reading and discourse comprehension of typically developing and learning disabled readers, using diverse empirical methods such as behavioral measurements, eye-tracking methodology, and computational modeling.
Rachel Giora is Professor of Linguistics at Tel Aviv University. Her research areas included discourse coherence, informativeness, discourse relevance, cognitive pragmatics, language and ideology, women and language. Her recent work focuses on the psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics of figurative language (irony, sarcasm, jokes, and metaphor), context effects, optimal innovation and aesthetic pleasure, discourse negation, default nonliteral interpretation, and the notion of salience. Her book On Our Mind: Salience, Context, and Figurative Language was published by Oxford University Press in 2003. Together with Patrick Hanks she edited 6 volumes for Routledge's Critical Concepts series titled Metaphor and Figurative Language (2011).
Published Online: 2015-03-10
Published in Print: 2015-03-01