Peer Reviewed Journals


Gafter, R. J. 2021. “Me(h)amem”: A Quantitative Account of (h) Variation and Speaker Attitudes. Karmilim 14: 183-209. (In Hebrew)

Milani, T. M., Awayed-Bishara, M., Gafter, R. J. and Levon, E. 2021. When the checkpoint becomes a counterpoint: Stasis as queer dissent. Trabalhos em Linguística Aplicada 59(3): 1659-1687.

Gafter, R. J. and Milani, T. M. 2021. Affective trouble: a Jewish/Palestinian heterosexual wedding threatening the Israeli nation-state? Social Semiotics 31(5): 710-723.

Meyerhoff , M., Abtahian, M., Gafter, R. J., Horesh, U., Kasstan, J. R., Keegan, P. and King, J. 2020. Styles, standards and meaning: Issues in the globalisation of sociolinguistics. Language Ecology 4(1): 1-16.

Gafter, R. J. 2020. Stylistic variation in Hebrew reading tasks: Methodological and theoretical insights. Language Ecology 4(1): 39-55.

Gafter, R. J. 2020. Trilling as a sociolinguistic variable: Ethnicity and variation in the Hebrew dorsal fricatives. Sociolinguistic Studies 14(4): 483-503.

Gafter, R. J. and Horesh, U. 2019. Two languages, one variable? Pharyngeal realizations among Arabic-Hebrew bilinguals. Journal of Sociolinguistics 24: 369-387.

Gafter, R. J., Spicer, S., and Ariel, M. 2019. How does ‘bring’ (not) change to ‘give’? Folia Linguistica 53: 443-447.

Levon, E. and Gafter, R. J. 2019. "This is not Europe”: Sexuality, ethnicity and the (re)enactment of Israeli authenticity. Discourse, Context & Media 30.

Gafter, R. J. 2019. Modern Hebrew sociophonetics. Brill’s Journal of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics 11: 226-242.

Milani, T. M., Levon, E., Gafter, R. J., and Or, I. G. 2018. Tel Aviv as a space of affirmation versus transformation: Language, citizenship and the politics of sexuality in Israel. Linguistic Landscapes 4: 278-297.

Gafter, R. J. 2016. What’s a stigmatized variant doing in the word list? Authenticity in reading styles and the Hebrew pharyngeals. Journal of Sociolinguistics 20: 31-58.

Gafter, R. J. and Horesh, U. 2015. When the construction is axla, everything is axla: A case of combined lexical and structural borrowing from Arabic to Hebrew. Journal of Jewish Languages 3: 337-348.

Gafter, R. J. 2014. The Distribution of the Hebrew Possessive Dative Construction. guided by unaccusativity or prominence?. Linguistic Inquiry 45(3): 482-500.

Conference Proceedings and Edited Volumes


Gafter, R. J. 2021. Reconciling seemingly conflicting social meanings. In L. Hall-Lew, E. Moore and R. J. Podesva (eds.) Social Meaning and Linguistic Variation: Theorizing the Third Wave. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 222-242.

Gafter, R. J. and Horesh, U. 2020. What predicts pharyngeal realizations in Bilingual Palestinians’ Hebrew? University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 25.2.

Gafter, R. J. 2019. Using pharyngeals out of context: Linguistic stereotypes in parodic performances of Mizrahi Hebrew speakers. In R. Blake and I. Buchstaller (eds.) The Routledge Companion to the Work of John R. Rickford. New York, NY: Routledge. 232-241.

Gafter, R. J. 2019. Linguistic change and resistance to change: the pronunciation of (ħ) and (ʕ) among the Yemenite community in Rosh Ha’ayin. In R. Berman (ed.) Change and Variation in Language. Jerusalem: The Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities. (In Hebrew)

Gafter, R. J. 2016. Pharyngeal beauty and depharyngealized geek: Performing ethnicity on Israeli reality TV. In H. S. Alim, J. R. Rickford and A. F. Ball (eds.) Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 185-202.

Sumner, M., Kurumada, C., Gafter, R. J., and Casillas, M. 2013. Phonetic variation and the recognition of words with pronunciation variants. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society