ד"ר נטליה מאיר
2018 – current – Senior Lecturer, the Department of English Literature and Linguistics, Bar-Ilan University.
2017 – 2018, Post-Doc., Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Haifa (supervisor Dr. Rama Novogrodsky) project title “Linguistic abilities of children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI), children with High Functioning Autism (ASD), and children with Hearing Impairment (HI): a comparative study.”
2016 - 2017, Post-Doc., Bar-Ilan University, GIF Grant (PI: Dr. Galit W. Sassoon): Dimensions and gradability in grammar and cognition: a behavioral and ERP study on language processing. ( in collaboration with Dr. David Anaki).
2015 - 2018 – External Lecturer, the Department of English Literature and Linguistics, Bar-Ilan University.
2013 – 2018 - External Lecturer, Department of Communication Disorders (Language and Speech Pathology and Audiology), Hadassah College
2014 – 2016 - Consultant - ISF 863/14– PI1 “Disentangling Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and socioeconomic influences on language acquisition and emergent literacy among preschool children with and without SLI from two bilingual disadvantaged populations"
2013 – Teaching Assistant – Psycholinguistics (BA Program), Department of English Literature and Linguistics, Bar-Ilan University.
2011-2014 – Research Coordinator - GIF 1113/2010 “How can a teacher tell if a bilingual child has language impairment: A study of the language of Russian-Hebrew and Russian-German migrant children in preschool and school years”.
2012 – 2016, PhD. Department of English Literature and Linguistics, Bar-Ilan University. PhD Dissertation: Linguistic profiles of
bilingual Russian-Hebrew speaking children: effects of bilingualism and SLI (advisor: Prof. Sharon Armon-Lotem)
2007 – 2011 MA (Summa Cum Laude), Department of English Literature and Linguistics, Bar-Ilan University. Thesis: Discourse Markers in Narrative of Bilingual Russian-Hebrew speaking pre-school children. (advisor: Prof. Joel Walters).
1994-1999 BA, English Department, Moscow State Pedagogical University (Russia).
ADDITIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE / ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
2017 - Internship – City University of New York (CUNY), The Graduate Center and College of Staten Island. (Dr. Irina Sekerina) "Acquisition of Case morphology in bilingual Russian-Hebrew speaking children: an eye-tracking study".
2008-2010 – Research Assistant - BMBF funded project “Language Acquisition as a Window to Social Integration among Russian Language Minority Children in Germany and Israel.”
FELLOWSHIPS / AWARDS / NOMINATIONS
2022-2024 – Member of the Young Forum of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
2021-2022 – Bar-Ilan University`s Outstanding Lecturer
2018-2021 The Yigal Alon Fellowship for Outstanding Young Researchers
2017 The Israel Academy of Science and Humanities: An internship award
2017 Institutional Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Haifa
2017 Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 26 (FASL26): conference travel award
2017 COST IS1406 “Enhancing children's oral language skills across Europe and beyond”: training school award
2015 Bar-Ilan Rector Prize for Excellence in Academic Studies
2014 Wolf Fund Scholarship for Academic Excellence
2012 Bar-Ilan University President's Scholarship to Outstanding PhD Students
2022-2024 National Institute of Psychobiology in Israel (NIPI): “Exploring the Use of Dual-Language Assessment for Bilingual Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment” Role: PI / co-PI: Dr. Rama Novogrodsky, University of Haifa
2021-2022 German-Israel Foundation (GIF): No. I-260-104.4-2021 “Multilingual families` response to COVID-19: New Opportunities and Challenges” Role: PI / co-PI Vladislava Maria Warditz (Universität Potsdam, Germany)
2021-2024 – Israel Science Foundation (ISF): No. 552/21 “Towards Understanding Heritage Language Development: The Case of Child and Adult Heritage Russian in Israel and the USA” Role: PI
2021-2024 – Israel Science Foundation (ISF): No. 552/21 International Cooperation Grants Program: Role: PI (CI: Prof. Maria Polinsky)
2021-2024 – Israel Science Foundation (ISF): No. 760/21/ the New-Faculty Equipment Grants Program “Monolingual and Bilingual Language Processing: An eye-tracking lab” Role: PI.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
- Armon-Lotem, S. & Meir, N., (2022). The differential impact of age of onset of bilingualism and current language exposure for bilingual children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 12(1), 33-38. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/lab.21055.arm
- Bogdanova-Beglarian, N.; Zaides, K.; Verkhovtceva, T.; Beradze, M.; Meir, N. (2022). Self-Repair in Elicited Narrative Production in Speakers of Russian as the First (L1), Second (L2), and Heritage (HL) Language. Languages, 7, 229. https://doi.org/10.3390/languages7030229
- Meir, N. & Novogrodsky, R. (2021). Referential expressions in monolingual and bilingual children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A study of informativeness and definiteness. Journal of Child Language. https://www.doi.org/10.1017/S0305000921000702
- Meir, N., Avramenko*, M., & Verkhovtceva*, T. (2021). Israeli Russian: Case morphology in a bilingual context. Russian Journal of Linguistics. https://doi.org/10.22363/2687-0088-2021-25-4-886-907
- Meir, N. & Polinsky, M. (2021). Restructuring in Heritage grammars: Adjectival and numerical phrases in Israeli Russian. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 11(2), 222 - 258 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/lab.18069.mei
- Meir, N. & Janssen, B. (2021). Child Heritage Language Development: An interplay between cross-linguistic influence and language-external factors. Frontiers in Psychology/ Language Sciences. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.651730
- Altman, C., Harel, E., Meir, N., Iluz-Cohen, P., Walters, J., & Armon-Lotem, S. (2021): Using a monolingual screening test for assessing bilingual children, Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, DOI: 10.1080/02699206.2021.2000644
- Otwinowska, A. Meir, N., Ringblom, N., Karpava, S., & La Morgia, F. (2021). Language and literacy transmission in heritage language: evidence from Russian-speaking families in Cyprus, Ireland, Israel and Sweden, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 42(4), 357-382. DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2019.1695807
- Rodina, Y., Kupisch, T., Meir, N., Mitrofanova, N., Urek, O., & Westergaard, M. (2020). Internal and External Factors in Heritage Language Acquisition: Evidence from Heritage Russian in Israel, Germany, Norway, Latvia and the UK. Frontiers in Education. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2020.00020
- Antonijevic-Elliott, S., Lyons, R., O’ Malley, M.P., Meir, N., Haman, E., Banasik,N., Carroll, C., McMenamin, R., Rodden M., & Fitzmaurice, Y. (2020). Language assessment of monolingual and multilingual children using non-word and sentence repetition tasks, Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 34(4), 293-311. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699206.2019.1637458
- Meir, N. & Novogrodsky. R. (2020). Syntactic abilities and verbal memory in monolingual and bilingual children with High Functioning Autism (HFA). First Language, 40(4), 341–366. https://doi.org/10.1177/0142723719849981
- Novogrodsky, R. & Meir. N. (2020). Age, Frequency and Iconicity in early sign language acquisition: Evidence from the Israeli Sign language Communicative Inventory (ISL-CDI). Applied Psycholinguistics. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0142716420000247
- Meir, N. & Novogrodsky. R. (2019). Prerequisites of pronoun use in monolingual and bilingual children with High Functioning Autism (HFA) and typical language development. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02289
- Meir, N. (2018). Morpho-syntactic abilities of unbalanced bilingual children: A closer look at the Weaker Language. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01318
- Janssen, B. & Meir, N. (2018). Production, Comprehension and Repetition of Accusative Case by Monolingual Russian and Bilingual Russian-Dutch and Russian-Hebrew Children. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. http://doi.org/10.1075/lab.17021.jan
- Novogrodsky, R., Meir, N., &Michael, R. (2018). Morpho-syntactic abilities of normal-hearing and hearing-impaired toddlers: evidence from a sentence repetition task. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 53(4), 811-824. https://doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12386 (the authors declare an equal contribution)
- Meir, N. (2017). Effects of Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and bilingualism on verbal short-term memory. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 7(3-4), 301–330. https://doi.org/10.1075/lab.15033.mei
- Meir, N. & Armon-Lotem, S. (2017). Separate and combined effects of socioeconomic status (SES) and bilingualism on linguistic abilities and verbal short-term memory. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01442
- Meir, N., Walters, J. & Armon-Lotem, S. (2017). Bi-directional cross-linguistic influence in bilingual Russian-Hebrew speaking children. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 7(5), pp. 514–553. https://www.jbe-platform.com/content/journals/10.1075/lab.15007.mei
- Meir, N., Walters, J., & Armon-Lotem, S. (2016). Disentangling bilingualism from SLI using Sentence Repetition Tasks: The impact of L1 and L2 properties. International Journal of Bilingualism, 20(4), pp. 421-452. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367006915609240
- Armon-Lotem, S. & Meir, N. (2016). Diagnostic accuracy of repetition tasks for the identiﬁcation of speciﬁc language impairment (SLI) in bilingual children: Evidence from Russian and Hebrew. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 51(6), 715-731. doi: 10.1111/1460-6984.12242
Peer -Reviewed Chapters in Books
- Walters, J., Yitzhaki, Y., Kopeliovich, S., Burstein-Feldman, Z., Altman, A., Armon-Lotem, S., & Meir, N. (in press). Israeli Sociolinguistics: From Hebrew Hegemony to Israeli Plurilingualism. In Martin J. Ball (Ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Sociolinguistics Around the World (2nd Edition). London/New York: Routledge
- Meir, N. (2021). Effects of Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and bilingualism on verbal short-term memory. In S. Armon-Lotem & Grohmann, K. (Eds.) Language Impairment in Multilingual Settings (pp. 198–225). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing House. INVITED REPRINT (see Meir (2017)). https://doi.org/10.1075/tilar.29
- Janssen, B. & Meir, N. (2021). Production, Comprehension and Repetition of Accusative Case by Monolingual Russian and Bilingual Russian-Dutch and Russian-Hebrew Children. In Leigh, F., Katsika, K., Azpiroz, M.I., & Allen, S.A. (Eds.) Psycholinguistic Approaches to Production and Comprehension in Bilingual Adults and Children (pp. 237-267). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing House. INVITED REPRINT (see Janssen & Meir (2018)). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/bct.117
- Meir, N., Joffe, S., Shabtaev, R., Walters, J. & Armon-Lotem, S., (2021). Heritage Languages in Israel: The multilingual tapestry with Hebrew threads. In S. Montrul & M. Polinsky (Eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Heritage Languages and Linguistics (pp. 129-155). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108766340.008
- Novogrodsky. R. & Meir, N. (2020). Multilingual Children with Special Needs in Early Education. In Schwartz. M. (Ed). The Handbook of Early Language Education. Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47073-9_18-1
- Armon-Lotem, S., & Meir, N. (2019). The nature of exposure and input in early bilingualism. In A. De Houwer & L. Ortega (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of bilingualism (pp. 193–212). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Armon-Lotem, S., de Jong, J., & Meir, N. (Eds.). (2015). Methods for assessing multilingual children: disentangling bilingualism from Specific Language Impairment. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
Chapters in Conference Proceedings
- Meir, N., Parshina, O., & Sekerina, I.A. (2020). The Interaction of Morphological Cues in Bilingual Sentence Processing: An Eye-Tracking Study. In Megan M. Brown & Alexandra Kohut (Eds.), BUCLD 44: Proceedings of the 44th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville (pp. 376-389). MA: Cascadilla Press.
- Meir, N. & Armon-Lotem, S. (2017). Delay or deviance: old question – new evidence from bilingual children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI). In M. LaMendola & J. Scott (Eds), BUCLD 41: Proceedings of the 41st annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 495-508). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
- Meir, N. & Armon-Lotem, S. (2015). Disentangling bilingualism from SLI in Heritage Russian: The impact of L2 properties and length of exposure to the L2. In C. Hamann & E. Ruigendijk (Eds). Language Acquisition and Development: Proceedings of GALA 2013 (pp.299-314). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
- Janssen, B., Meir, N., Baker, A., & Armon-Lotem, S. (2015). On-line Comprehension of Russian Case Cues in Monolingual Russian and Bilingual Russian-Dutch and Russian-Hebrew Children. In E. Grillo, & K. Jepson (Eds), BUCLD 39: Proceedings of the 39th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 266-278). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
- Scharff Rethfeldt, W., McNeilly, L., Abutbul-Oz, H., Blumenthal, M., Garcia de Goulart, B., Hunt, E., Laasonen, M. R., Levey, S., Meir, N., Moonsamy, S., Mophosho, M., Salameh, E.-K., Smolander, S., Taiebine, M., Thordardottir, E. (2020). Common Questions by Parents and Caregivers of Bilingual/Multilingual Children and Informed, Evidence-based Answers. Published at International Association of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
2018-present – a committee member of the Multilingual and Multicultural Affairs Committee of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP)
2016-present – collaborating with Language Abilities in Children with Autism (LACA)
2016- 2017 – Working Group Member, Working Group 7, COST Action IS01306 “New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe - Opportunities and Challenges.” (http://www.bi-sli.org/http://www.nspk.org.uk/ )
2010-2013 – Action Secretary, COST Action IS0804 “Language Impairment in a Multilingual Society: Linguistic Patterns and the Road to Assessment.” (http://www.bi-sli.org/http://www.bi-sli.org/ )
תאריך עדכון אחרון : 11/12/2022