I am a linguist and developmental psycholinguist working on language and literacy in Hebrew-speaking toddlers, children, adolescents and adults.

I served as the Chair of the Language and Literacy Association in Israel, the President of the Israeli Linguistic Society and as the Vice-President of the International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL).

I am currently the Vice-President of the Association for Written Language and Literacy and the General Editor of the journal Written Language and Literacy.

My work delineates the path of Hebrew nouns, verbs and adjectives from early childhood to maturity from lexical, semantic, and morphological perspectives.

I have worked extensively on the developmental psycholinguistics of Hebrew text writing and spelling.

My current work focuses on the emergence of Hebrew syntax in the interaction of mothers with toddlers aged 18 months to 3 years.

I have supervised over 150 MA theses and 20 doctoral dissertations, and have served the Israeli educational and academic systems in many functions.


Authored books

Ravid, D. (1995). Language change in child and adult Hebrew: A psycholinguistic perspective. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ravid, D. (2012). Spelling morphology: the psycholinguistics of Hebrew spelling. New York: Springer.


Recent publications

Ashkenazi, O., Ravid, D., & Aksu-Koc, A.  (Topic Editors) (2023). Morpho-lexical development in language acquisition. Frontiers in Psychology

Schiff, R., Levy-Shimon, S., Sasson, A., Kimel, E., & Ravid, D. (2023). Multiple dimensions of affix spelling complexity: analyzing the performance of children with dyslexia and typically developing controls. Reading and Writing, 36(9), 2373-2407.

Dattner, E., & Ravid, D. (2023). The development of Hebrew zero and pronominal subject realization in the context of first and second person. Journal of Child Language, 1-27. doi:10.1017/S030500092200068X

Dattner, E., Ashkenazi, O., Ravid, D., & Levie, R. (2023). Explaining dynamic morphological patterns in acquisition using Network Analysis. Morphology, 33(4), 511-556.

Haim, L. & Ravid, D.  (2022). The language of school writing: A developmental comparison of genres across the school years. Special issue of Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie in honour of Steven Gillis, 27, 91-135.

Ravid, D., Keuleers, E., & Dressler, W. U. (2020). Emergence and early development of lexicon and morphology. In W.U. Dressler, I. Plag and V. Pirrelli (Eds.), Word knowledge and word usage (pp. 582 – 622). Berlin: De Gruyter.

Ravid, D. (2019). Firstlanguage acquisition of morphology. In R. Lieber (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.