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Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann
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‘I must study Politicks and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematicks and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematicks and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Musick, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry and Porcelaine.’
John Adams (second President of the United States in 1797–1801) to Abigail Adams [post 12 May 1780] Adams Family Correspondence, 3:342)
Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann, DPhil (Oxon), PhD (Cantab) (titular), is Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages, a tenured Full Professor (Level E, the highest rank), at theUniversity of Adelaide. He is a leading expert of (1) Revivalistics, a new trans-disciplinary field of enquiry including Revival Linguistics, (2) multiple causation, cross-fertilization and horizontal (linguistic) gene transfer, (3) sources of lexical expansion and camouflaged borrowing, (4) contact linguistics, and (5) the study of language, culture and identity.
Professor Zuckermann is 'Oriental Scholar' and Distinguished Visiting Professor and at the Institute of Linguistic Studies at Shanghai International Studies University, Distinguished Visiting Professor at East China Normal University, and Visiting Professorial Scientist at the Pilpel Genomics Lab, Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science. He is Internationalization adviser, Development Office, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He serves as Editorial Board member of the Journal of Language Contact.
He is the President of the Australasian Association for Lexicography (AUSTRALEX).
He is elected member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), Foundation for Endangered Languages, Academy of Oriental Scholars (Shanghai), European Association of Jewish Studies, Australian Association for Jewish Studies.
Member of the Indigenous Research Committee (chaired by Professor Robert Saint, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research Strategy) (2013-present)
Founder and Organizer of the Adelaide Language Festival (2013-present)
Member of the Research Committee, School of Humanities (2013-present)
Member of the Indigenous Committee, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2013-present)
Acting Head of Discipline, Linguistics (2013-2014)
Acting Undergraduate Coordinator in Linguistics (2013-2014)
Honours Coordinator in Linguistics (2011-present)
Post-Graduate Coordinator in Linguistics (2012)
Convener of the Adelaide Linguistics Research Colloquium (2012-present)
Co-Convener of the Adelaide Truth and Reconciliation Colloquium (2013-present)
Regular contributor to Adelaide University international collaboration, e.g. with Chinese tertiary institutions such as Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Sichuan Normal University, East China Normal University, Shanghai International Studies University.
After studying at the United World College (UWC) of the Adriatic (Collegio del Mondo Unito dell'Adriatico; Duino, Trieste) and performing several years of military service, he was selected for the Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Programme for Outstanding Students of Tel Aviv University, where he studied philosophy, psychology, classics, literature, law and mathematics, and specialized in linguistics, receiving his M.A. (summa cum laude) from the Department of Linguistics in 1997. As Scatcherd European Scholar of theUniversity of Oxford and Denise Skinner Graduate Scholar of St Hugh's College, Oxford, he gained his D.Phil. (Oxon.) in 2000.
In 2000-2004 he was Gulbenkian
Research Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge, and was affiliated
with the Department of Linguistics, Faculty
of Modern and Medieval Studies, University of Cambridge.
Prof. Zuckermann has taught various
undergraduate and graduate courses in four continents, e.g. at the University
of Cambridge (Faculty of Oriental Studies, now known
as Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies), National
University of Singapore,University of Miami, Ben-Gurion
University of the Negev, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University(Košice,
Slovakia), The University of Queensland (Associate
Professor 2006-2010),Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Shanghai
International Studies University.
He has held a range of fellowships and scholarships, including a 5-year Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Fellowship, Project 211 Fellowship (China), "Shanghai Oriental Scholar" Professorial Fellowship, British Academy Research Grant, Braginsky Centre Fellowship at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Memorial Foundation of Jewish Culture Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harold Hyam Wingate Scholarship, British Chevening Scholarship and Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Scholarship.
Professor Zuckermann has organized various international conferences such as the first Australian Workshop on Afro-Asiatic Linguistics (AWAAL) (11-13 September 2009, held at the Brisbane Writers Festival, State Library of Queensland, and at the University of Queensland, attracting scholars from 18 countries); Cross-Fertlization in Language and Genetics (Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 21 January 2013); Hybridity in Israel (Beit Leyvik, Tel Aviv, 29 January 2013); AUSTRALEX 2013: Endangered Words and Signs of Revival (University of Adelaide, 25-28 July 2013), and AAJS (University of Adelaide, 9-11 February 2014): http://www.aajs.org.au/.
Professor Zuckermann has been consultant to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), Oxford University Press (OUP), Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies (University of Miami), and Leyvik House, The Israeli Center for Yiddish Culture, Tel Aviv. He is Editorial Board Member of Journal of Language Contact, Jewish Contemporary Review, Mizrekh: Jewish Studies in the Far East, Israeli Journal of Humor Research, The Open Applied Linguistics Journal; Scientific Committee Member of Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE); Academic Committee Member of the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism (YIISA); Thought Leader of Creativity Australia, Melbourne; and Advisory Board Member of Gifted Speech.
He has delivered hundreds of keynote
speeches, plenary conference papers and invited public lectures, for
example in Adelaide, Ann Arbor (Michigan), Armidale (New South Wales),
Atlanta (Georgia), Auckland (NZ), Austin (Texas), Bangkok (e.g. Chulalongkorn
University), Beer Sheva, Beijing (e.g. Peking University, Capital Normal
University), Bellagio (Italy), Bergamo, Berkeley (California), Bloomington
(Indiana), Boston (Massachusetts), Boulder (Colorado), Brisbane, Bristol,
Cambridge (UK), Canberra (e.g. AIATSIS), Chongqing (China), Christchurch (NZ),
Darwin, Duino (Trieste, Italy), Dunedin (NZ), Duyun (Guizhou, China), Eilat
(Israel), Gainesville (Florida), Gedera (Israel), Haifa, Hamilton (NZ),
Hangzhou (China), Heidelberg (Germany), Hod HaSharon (Israel), Hong Kong (e.g.
Hong Kong University), Honolulu (Hawai'i), Istanbul, Jerusalem (e.g. Hebrew
University), Jinan (Shandong University, China), Kaifeng (China), Kfar Saba,
Košice (Slovakia), Kunming (e.g. Yunnan University), London (e.g. SOAS and
UCL), Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne, Miami (Florida), Moscow, Munich, Nanjing
(China), New Brunswick (New Jersey), New York City (e.g. NYU), Norfolk Island
(Pacific Ocean), Orlando (Florida), Oxford, Port Lincoln (Australia), Poznan
(Poland), Princeton (New Jersey), Ramat Gan (Israel), Rehovot (e.g. Weizmann
Institute of Science), Rishon LeZion (Israel), Roehampton (UK), Rosh HaNikra
(Israel), San Diego (California), Santiago de Cuba, Shanghai (e.g. Jiao Tong
University), Shenzhen (China), Singapore, Stanford (California), Suva (Fiji),
Suzhou, Sydney, Tampa (Florida), Tel Aviv, Tempe (Arizona), Tianjin (e.g.
Nankai University), Tiv'on, Toowoomba (Queensland), Trieste (Italy), Tucson
(Arizona), Tokyo (e.g. Tokyo University), Vilnius (Lithuania), Wellington (NZ),
Whyalla (Australia), Xi'an (China), Yinchuan (Ningxia, China) and Zikhron
He has featured in thousands of newspaper articles in the United Kingdom (e.g. Reuters), USA (e.g. The Forward), Canada (e.g. Globe and Mail), Israel (e.g. Haaretz, Maariv, Yediot Aharonot, Jerusalem Post, English Haaretz, Ynet, NRG, Time Out, Makor Rishon, Erev Erev, HaIr), the Netherlands (e.g. Trouw), Spain (e.g. Terra), Sweden (e.g. Språktidningen), New Zealand (e.g. Waikato Times, Otago Daily Times, New Zealand Jewish Chronicle), Germany (Jüdische Zeitung), Norfolk Island and Australia (e.g. The Australian (1) (2), Courier Mail, Australian Jewish News, Rhapsody, E-ton, Galus Australis).
Short clips from recent BBC interviews of Professor Zuckermann by Stephen Fry (on Fry's Planet Word) can be found at http://vimeo.com/channels/357807/44019045 (Hebrew Revival) and http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00ksqzk (The Politics of Language).
In 1993-6 Professor Zuckermann taught preparatory courses for various psychometric examinations (e.g. GMAT) at Kidum Institute, Tel Aviv, and co-authored four books in this field. Other interests include opera (in particular Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti and Mozart), film, photography, constrained literature, poetry, paleo-anthropology and human migration, cultural immersion through travel, and world politics.
Further information can be found at http://www.zuckermann.org/
D.Phil. (Oxon.), University of Oxford
Ph.D. (Cantab.) (titular), University of Cambridge
M.A. (summa cum laude), Tel Aviv University
Awards & Achievements
2012-present Special Guest, Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2011-present 'Oriental Scholar'
Distinguished Professorial Fellow, Shanghai, China.
2013 Visiting Professorial Scientist,
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
2007-11 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Fellowship (DP0770414).
2002 British Academy Research Grant.
2000-1 Memorial Foundation of Jewish Culture Postdoctoral Fellowship(New York).
2001 Dorot Postdoctoral Fellowship.
1997-2000 Scatcherd European Scholarship, University of Oxford.
1997-2000 Denise Skinner Graduate Scholarship, St Hugh’s College, Oxford.
1997-2000 Memorial Foundation of Jewish Culture Doctoral Scholarship (New York).
1997-8 Harold Hyam Wingate Scholarship (London).
1996-7 British Chevening Scholarship, British Foreign Office.
1993-7 Scholarship at the Interdisciplinary Programme for Fostering Excellence (later known as the Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Programme for Outstanding Students), Tel Aviv University.
OTHER MERIT AWARDS / RESEARCH GRANTS
2013-2016: Barngarla Aboriginal Language Reclamation, Aboriginal Language Support (ILS), Office For The Arts (OFTA), Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sports, Australian Government.
2013-2015: Traditional Cultural Expressions in Aboriginal Australia and Torres Straits Islands, Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sports, Australian Government.
2014-2015 Online Learning Space: Barngarla Language, Aboriginal Language Support (ILS) New Media, Ministry for the Arts, Attorney-General’s Department, Australian Government.
2012-2014: Barngarla Aboriginal Language Reclamation,
Aboriginal Language Support (ILS), Office For The Arts (OFTA), Department of
Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sports, Australian Government.
2012-2013: Barngarla Aboriginal Language Reclamation, Aboriginal
Language Support (ILS), Office For The Arts (OFTA), Department of Regional
Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sports, Australian Government.
2012-2013 The University of Adelaide Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Grant.
2011-12 The University of Adelaide Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Grant.
2010 The University of Queensland Travel Award for International Collaborative Research for 2010 – Category 2.
1999 Taylor Institute Grant (University of Oxford) – for academic work at Stanford University and at the University of California at Berkeley.
1998 Barbinder Watson Grant (St Hugh’s College) – for studying advanced Yiddish at Vilnius University.
1997 Ian Karten Fund (London).
1996-7 Porter School of Culture Award, Tel Aviv University.
1996-7 Outstanding Students Grant for Special Projects, Tel Aviv University.
1995-6 Adi Lautman Scholarship, Tel Aviv University.
1995 Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Scholarship, German Foreign Ministry – to undertake a 2-month course in advanced German at the Goethe Institute in Germany.
1987-9 United World College (Adriatic) Scholarship for Israel.
Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann convenes and teaches various undergraduate and postgraduate courses, for example the following:
NEW Courses Taught:
LING 2050: Revival Linguistics: Language Reclamation and Wellbeing
LING 2037: Languages in a Global Society
LING 2049: Languages in the 21st Century: Cultural Contact and New Words
LING 5000: Language Planning
Linguistics Research Colloquium
Other Courses Taught:
Core Course - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
LING 2040: Phonology and Phonetics
LING 5004: Language and Meaning
Professor Zuckermann supervises various postdoctoral fellows and Ph.D. students, for example the following:
Postdoctoral Fellows Supervised:
Dr LI Ya (Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu), awarded a 2013 Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship.
Dr YAO Chunlin (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing)
Dr XU Jia (Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai)
Ph.D. Students Supervised:
Yosep KROON: The Grammar of Solor – Lamaholot, an Endangered Language of Eastern Indonesia.
Kariman QASEM: Israeli Arabic as an Endangered Language.
Jasmin MORLEY: Revival Linguistics.
Penelope CASHMAN, Phonetics Applied to Music Pedagogy.
Caryn ROGERS: Biblical Hebrew Grammar.
Other Research Students Supervised:
Zaid Shihab ALAMIRI: Linguistic Approach to the Quran.
Ammon STEPHENSON: Sociolinguistic Analysis of Quenya, Klingon and Na’vi.
Michael RUAN Xiang: Phono-Semantic Matching in Hebrew and Chinese.
How to be both Original and Scholarly
Please contact Professor Zuckermann if you would like to give a lecture on a linguistic topic at the University of Adelaide.
Research interests include:
§ Revivalistics, Revival linguistics, cultural contact as manifested in language, comparative lexicology, historical linguistics, language and identity, sociolinguistics, lexical and grammatical borrowing, language genesis and evolution, Jewish languages, English as the global language, endangered languages and dialects.
Current research includes:
§ Reclamation, maintenance and empowerment of indigenous or minority languages, dialects and cultures, Native Tongue Title (proposed compensation for language loss), language rights, linguistic revival and survival, multiple causation, hybridity, the genesis of the Israeli language, Australian Aboriginal languages, Barngarla (Parnkalla) (Aboriginal language of Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Port Augusta...), Maori, lexical expansion in Mandarin Chinese, alternative language teaching methods, language planning, language academies, language and religion, internationalization of China's linguistics.
2012-present Indigenous Languages Support (ILS) grant: Barngarla Aboriginal language reclamation workshops.
2012-15 Indigenous Languages Support (ILS) grant: Mobile Language Team (collaborator) (1,050,000 AUD).
2012-present The University of Adelaide Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Grant.
2007-11 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Fellowship DP0770414: Language Revival in the Middle East: The Genesis of Israeli ('Modern Hebrew') – Lessons for the Revival of No-Longer Spoken Australian Languages.
2010-12 Project 211 (China): Internationalizing China's Linguistics.
2011-12 The University of Adelaide Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Grant.
2002 British Academy Research Grant: The Camouflaged Lexical Influence of English on the World’s Languages.
§ Language Revival and Multiple Causation (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
§ Language Contact and Lexical Enrichment in Israeli Hebrew (Palgrave Macmillan 2003).
§ The bestseller Israelit Safa Yafa (Israeli – A Beautiful Language) (Am Oved 2008).
§ Numerous refereed journal articles and book chapters in 10 languages on revival linguistics, contact linguistics, language, culture, religion and identity, English as the world's language, borrowing, multisourced neologization, lexical engineering, linguistic hybridity, lexicography, second language acquisition, mnemonics, psychometrics, Israeli, Yiddish, Hebrew, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Turkish, Estonian, Icelandic, German, Italian, Maori and Aboriginal languages.
Zuckermann, Ghil'ad 2009. 'Hybridity versus Revivability: Multiple Causation, Forms and Patterns', Journal of Language Contact Varia 2: 40-67.
Zuckermann, Ghil'ad and Walsh, Michael 2011. 'Stop, Revive, Survive: Lessons from the Hebrew Revival Applicable to the Reclamation, Maintenance and Empowerment of Aboriginal Languages and Cultures', Australian Journal of Linguistics 31.1: 111-127.
Various other articles are available at the following two websites:
Australasian Association for Lexicography (AUSTRALEX) (Elected President)
Foundations for Endangered Languages (FEL) (Elected Board Member)
Australian Association for Jewish Studies (AAJS) (Elected Board Member)
Academy of Oriental Scholars (Shanghai) (Elected Member)
European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS) (Elected Member)
Linguistic Society of America (LSA)
The Philological Society
Centre for Research on Language Change (CRLC) (Elected Member)
International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)
The Antipodean East European Study Group (Te Rōpū Mātai Ūropi ki te Rāwhiti)
Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics (SPCL)
Australian Linguistic Society (ALS)
National Association of Professors of Hebrew (NAPH)
European Association for Lexicography (EURALEX)
Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée (AILA)
World Union of Jewish Studies (WUJS)
Association for Jewish Studies (AJS)
Israeli Association for the Study of Language and Society (IALS)
Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics (SAAL)
Cambridge Institute of Language Research (CILR)
2004-present Editorial Board Member, Journal of Language Contact.
2009-present Editorial Board Member, Jewish Contemporary Review.
2010-present Editorial Board Member, Israeli Journal of Humor Research.
2007-present Editorial Board Member, Mizrekh: Jewish Studies in the Far East.
2007-present Editorial Advisory Board Member, The Open Applied Linguistics Journal.
1998-present Consultant, Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
2002-present Consultant, Oxford University Press (OUP).
2009-present Consultant, Cambridge University Press (CUP).
2007-present Consultant, Yale University Press (YUP).
2005-present Consultant, Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies, University of Miami.
2008-present Organizer, Australian Workshop on Afro-Asiatic Linguistics (AWAAL).
2002-present Annual Conference Organizer, Consultant, Leyvik House, The Israeli Center for Yiddish Culture, Tel Aviv.
2011-present Scientific Committee Member, International Morphology Meeting (IMM).
2009-present Scientific Committee Member, Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE).
2005-present Advisor, International Academic Board, The Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA), Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
2012-present Referee, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
2011-present Referee, The Leverhulme Trust.
2011-present Referee, Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP).
2011-present Referee, Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP).
2010-present Referee, Israel Science Foundation (ISF).
2009-present Referee, Australian Linguistic Society (ALS) Annual Conference.
2008-present Referee, Academic Research Fund, National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore.
2010-present Referee, The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics.
2005-present Referee, Languages in Contrast.
2005-present Referee, Australian Journal of Linguistics.
2004-present Referee, Balshanut Ivrit (Hebrew Linguistics).
2004-present Referee, CamLing (Conference in Language Research, University of Cambridge).
2002-present Referee, Journal of Modern Jewish Studies.
2001-present Referee, International Journal of Lexicography.
2008-10 Mentor, Griffith Industry Mentoring Program, Griffith University. 2011-12 Examiner, Ph.D., Waikato University, New Zealand.
2008-10 Mentor, Griffith Industry Mentoring Program, Griffith University.
2011-12 Examiner, Ph.D., Waikato University, New Zealand.
2008 Examiner, Ph.D., Griffith University, Australia.
2007-8 Thesis Supervisor, Amirim Programme for Outstanding Students, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2003-4 Thesis Supervisor, Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies, University College London.
2001-3 Examiner, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Cambridge.
2000-04 Governing Body Member, Churchill College, Cambridge.
2009-present Internationalization Adviser, Development Office, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.
2008-present Thought Leader, Creativity Australia, Melbourne.
2005-present Invited Speaker, Limmud Oz (Annual Festival of Jewish Learning & Culture), Sydney/Melbourne.
2006-present Invited Lecturer, Leyvik House, The Israeli Center for Yiddish Culture, Tel Aviv.
2004-present Invited speaker on dozens of TV programmes: in the UK (e.g. BBC), Israel (e.g. Channel 1, Channel 2, Channel 10, YES, YES DOCO)...
2004-present Invited speaker on hundreds of radio programmes: in Israel (e.g. Galey Tzahal, Reshet Bet, Kol Yisrael), the UK (e.g. BBC), Australia (e.g. four ABC Lingua Franca programmes,an ABC Encounter programme with David Rutledge, an ABC Big Ideas panel broadcast on 15 April 2010; and various SBS interviews in Israeli, Yiddish, Italian and English, 6PR Perth, 3ZZZ Melbourne), Spain (e.g. Radio Sefarad, English Corner), Germany, South Africa, New Zealand...
1998-present Featuring in thousands of newspaper articles in the USA (e.g.The Forward), UK (e.g. Reuters), Canada (e.g. Globe and Mail), the Netherlands (e.g. Trouw), Sweden (e.g.Språktidningen), Spain (e.g. Terra), Israel (e.g. Haaretz,Maariv, Yediot Aharonot, Jerusalem Post, English Haaretz,Ynet, NRG, Time Out, Makor Rishon, Erev Erev, HaIr), New Zealand (e.g. New Zealand Jewish Chronicle), Germany (e.g. Jüdische Zeitung), and Australia (e.g. The Australian, Courier Mail, Australian Jewish News,Rhapsody, E-ton, Galus Australis).
2009-present Advisory Board Member, Gifted Speech, New York (applied phonetics).
2008-present Keynote Speaker, Limmud Galil (Annual Festival of Jewish Learning & Culture), Rosh HaNikra, Israel.
2007-2010 Lecturer on Jewish Studies and the Hebrew Bible, Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Centre, The University of Queensland.
2006-2011 Elected Committee Member, Keren Heyesod – United Israel Appeal (UIA), Queensland.
2010 Keynote Speaker, Limmud Arava (Annual Festival of Jewish Learning & Culture), Sapir, Arava, Israel.
2009 Participating Chair, two panels, Brisbane Writers Festival(BWF).
2008 Juror, BIFF Interfaith Award for Promoting Humanitarian Values, Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF). (31 July – 10 August)
2008 Invited Keynote Speaker, Limmud NZ (Annual Festival of Jewish Learning & Culture), New Zealand.
2004-8 Auditor and Consultant, BurlingtonEnglish / Burlington Books (applied phonetics).
2005-6 Invited Professor, Year 11 Conference, Mount Scopus Memorial College, Melbourne.
2006 Invited Professor, Betar Australia. (September)
2006 Senior Lecturer, The Hebrew Language in its Cultural Context, The Melton Graduate Programme, The Florence Melton Adult Mini-School (A Project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Melbourne. (May-June)
2005 Senior Lecturer, Course for the Hebrew Teachers of Victoria, The Hebrew Teachers Association of Victoria, Bialik College, Melbourne.
2004 Visiting Professor, The Birth of a Modern Language: An Introduction to the History and Culture of Israeli Hebrew, Adult Institute for Jewish Studies, Temple Beth Am, Miami, Florida. (January-March)
2002-4 Senior Treasurer, United World Colleges Society, University of Cambridge.
2002-3 International Selection Examiner, United World Colleges.
1997 President, Oxford University L’Chaim Society.
1993-4 Chairman, United World Colleges Israel: organized activities for the Alumni Association; liaison officer for all past and current UWC students/staff making contact with the Israeli branch; member of the National Selection Committee.
Summer 93 Jewish Agency Representative, Quebec (Canada).
1989-93 Writer of clues for the cryptic crossword of Yedioth Ahronoth (Israel’s largest daily newspaper).
1986-7 Chairman, B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Eilat, Israel.
Here are some of the lectures that I have organized at the University of Adelaide:
ADELAIDE LINGUISTICS RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM, SEMESTER 1, 2014
Convener: Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann, Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages
Mondays AT 4PM at the POLYGON LECTURE THEATRE, BARR SMITH SOUTH, The University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide CBD
(Several linguistic lectures will feature at the Australian Association for Jewish Studies – AAJS – international conference on 9-11 February 2014 at the Barr Smith Library, The University of Adelaide.)
3 March 2014: Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann, Adelaide: Genomics and Revivalistics: Language and the DNA.
10 March: Associate Professor Bruna Franchetto (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), Dr Rafael Nonato (MIT) and Livia Camargo-Tavares (Brazilian Indigenous Language Documentation Project): Endangered Languages in Brazil.
17 March: Dr Michael Walsh, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), Canberra: The Birds and the Bees: Issues in Translating an Aboriginal Song Text from North-West Australia.
24 March: (A) Irma Kuci, Adelaide: Albanian: History, Dialects and Grammar;
(B) Yosep Kroon, PhD candidate in Endangered Languages, Adelaide: The Grammar of Solor – Lamaholot, an Endangered Eastern Indonesia Language.
31 March: Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney, Dean of Indigenous Education, Adelaide: ‘The Stupid Country’: Where to Now for Australian Indigenous Languages.
7 April: Dr Wolfgang Haak, Adelaide: The Formation of Europe's Genetic Diversity and Implications for the Spread of Indo-European Languages.
28 April: Professor Richard B. Baldauf Jr, Professor of TESOL Education, The University of Queensland: The Policy and Planning of English in Asia in a Globalized World: A Critical Reflection.
5 May: Associate Professor Mary Oonah Griffiths, Media, Adelaide: Uncivil Jocks and Bloggers: An Analysis of Disruptive Media Commentary.
12 May: Professor Roly Sussex OAM, The University of Queensland: Language as an Instrument in Conceptualizing, Diagnosing and Managing Pain.
16-17 May: ADELAIDE LANGUAGE FESTIVAL (ALF), UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
19 May: Professor Kate Burridge, Monash University: Telling it as it isn't – The life-cycle of a euphemism.
26 May: (A) Jasmin Morley, PhD candidate in Revivalistics, Adelaide: Language Revival: Change, Metamorphosis or Genesis?
(B) Abdul Alhaidari, Griffith University: Language Revival: Playing with Fire?
2 June: Dr Simon De Deyne, ARC DECRA Fellow, Adelaide: Subjective Meaning in the Mental Lexicon: A Network Approach.
Back-up lectures (in case of cancellation):
(A) Ingrid Winter, Adelaide; The Secret History of the Mongols Revisited: A Social Semiotic Perspective on Reviving an Ancient Poetic Text;
(B) Isabel O'Keeffe, University of Melbourne: 'Just for song': Spirit language songs and multilingualism in western Arnhem Land.
Further particulars: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
LINGUISTICS RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM 2012
Convener: Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann
email@example.com, 08 8318 5247, 0423 901 808
(Please contact Prof. Zuckermann if you would like to give a lecture/presentation)
SEMESTER ONE ---- All welcome!
EVERY TUESDAY AT 2PM, LIGERTWOOD (LAW BUILDING) 423
28 February: Introducing Ourselves.
6 March: Sally Collyns, Adelaide: From Istanbul to Adelaide – Reflections on a Career in English Language Teaching.
13 March: Professor Michael Katz, University of Haifa, Israel: Cognitive Impact of Grammatical Gender in the Israeli Language.
20 March: (A) Handoyo Puji Widodo, Adelaide: Developing English Materials for Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Purposes: A Blended Principled Framework; (B) Jasmin Morley, Adelaide: The Importance of ‘Esoteric’ Functions of Language in Human Society.
27 March: Dr Amy Perfors, Psychology, Adelaide: Computational Models of Language Acquisition: What Can They Tell Us?
17 April: (A) Dr Tim Curnow, UniSA: Language education in Australian schools: Commonwealth policy versus state-level implementation. (B) Napatsinee Vichaidit, Adelaide: The Discourse of Thai Police Officers and Foreign Tourists in Thailand.
24 April: (A) James McElvenny, University of Sydney: Scientists or engineers? Academic linguists and the international language movement, 1879-1951;
(B) Jodie Martin, Adelaide: Being jazz in student writing.
1 May: Dr Christine Nicholls, Flinders University: Warlpiri Nicknaming.
8 May: (A) Dr Rob Amery, Adelaide: Taking to the Airwaves: A Strategy for Language Revival; (B) Fiona Mariner, U Library: Smarter Search Strategies – getting more out of search tools.
15 May: (A) Aiyoub Pineh, Adelaide: Exploring the Impact of Genre-Based Pedagogy in Developing Grammatical Metaphor in Students’ Writing;
(B) Abdulrahman Alhaidari, Adelaide: Cross-cultural Setting of Language Teaching in a Saudi Arabian Context.
22 May: Professor Peter Sutton, South Australian Museum: Giving Away Language: Praxis vs Ideology in the Loss of Linguistic Diversity.
29 May: (A) Nicola Fanning, Flinders University: Speech Pathology. (B) An informal talk with Antikirrinya elder Ingkama Bobby Brown and with Petter Naessan about Irrititja - the past: Antikirrinya history from Ingomar Station and beyond (Keearia Press, 2012)
5 June: Revd Dr Matthew Anstey, Principal, St Barnabas’ Theological College, Adelaide: Narratives in Biblical Hebrew: Grammatical indicators of plot.
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
LINGUISTICS RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM 2012
Convener: Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann
firstname.lastname@example.org, 08 8318 5247, 0423 901 808
(Please contact Prof. Zuckermann if you would like to give a lecture)
SEMESTER TWO ---- All welcome!
EVERY MONDAY AT 1PM, NAPIER LG23
Adelaide University Linguistics Research Colloquium 2013
Convener: Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann, email@example.com
THURSDAYS 3pm, Napier 205
FIRST SEMESTER 2013
7 March: Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney, Adelaide: Aboriginal Language and Education
14 March: Dr Rob Amery, Adelaide: A Matter of Interpretation: Working with Historical Linguistic Material
21 March: Dr Ian Green, Adelaide: Daly River Languages: A Verbal History
28 March: Dr Peter Mickan, Adelaide: Book Launch ‘Language Curriculum Design and Socialisation’ (Multilingual Matters) --- with the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP.
4 April: Dr Christine Nicholls, Flinders University: Bilingual Education in the Northern Territory’s Aboriginal Schools -- Noble Dream, Comparative Educational Success, and Policy Failure
11 April: Arianna Dagnino, University of South Australia: Polyglossia and Translingualism in Transcultural Novels
2 May: Handoyo Puji Widodo and Hasti Rahmaningtyas, Adelaide: Exploring Visual and Verbal Artifacts -- Language Material Design
9 May: Revd Dr Matthew Anstey, Principal of St Barnabas’ Theological College: Lost in Translation -- The Word ‘Word’ in Classical Hebrew
16 May: Christine Lockwood, History and Politics, Adelaide: Why Not Use English? The Dresden Lutheran Missionaries’ Use of the Mother Tongue
23 May: Dr Joshua Nash and Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann, Adelaide: Toponyms in Revival Linguistics
23 May: Professor Tom Burton: The sound of William Barnes's dialect poems: rediscovering 'The vâices that be gone' (You are welcome to join also Tom Burton’s book launch on 30 May at 17:30 at the Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library)
30 May: Revd Dr Bill Edwards: A Personal Journey with the Pitjantjatjara Language
6 June: Dr Peter Mickan: Linguistic Nonsense and the Failure of Language Teaching: Why our children are hopeless at languages and what we can do about it.
Conveners: Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann and Dr Julia Miller
Linguistics Research Seminar 2013, SEMESTER 2
Convener: Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann, Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages
Thursdays at 3pm in Napier 205
1 August: Professor Badeng Nima, Dean of the Faculty of Education, Sichuan Normal University; Director of the Key Research Institute of Multiculturalism in the Sichuan Province, China: Combining Traditional and Modern Heritage: Challenges and Developments in the Tibetan Culture in China.
8 August: Dr Judy Gould, South Australia: Utilising home language data to evaluate communication development for Aboriginal children who speak SAE as a second variety
15 August: Dr Mark Clendon, Adelaide: Etymology, hierarchy and architecture in Old Europe.
22 August: Dr Li Ya, Sichuan Normal University, and Adelaide: Heritage Revival and Self-organizing Development of Tibetan Community in Mainland China.
(1) Michael Ruan Xiang, Shanghai International Studies University, and Adelaide: A City of Modernization: Linguistic Failure in the Shanghai Dialect;
(2) Elise Lopez, Adelaide: An Exploration of French Migrant Language and Culture in South Australia.
5 September: Isabel O’keeffe, University of Melbourne: Kunwinjku but Kun-barlang: Multilingualism and the classical song traditions of northwestern Arnhem Land.
12 September: Zaid Alamiri, Adelaide: Ellipsis in the Qur'anic narratives: The role of cohesion.
19 September: Katherine Tearle, Adelaide: Bilingualism in Canada: The Quebecois, The Franco-Ontariens and the Acadiens.
10 October: Dr John Walsh, Dr Nayia Cominos and Professor Jon Jureidini, Adelaide: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Analysing Communication and Clinical Handover in Mental Health.
17 October: Lyndal Hordacre Kobayashi, Adelaide: Definitions and perceptions of the term ‘mother tongue’ in Australia. Who chooses.
24 October: Kateryna Katsman, Adelaide: Barossa German.
31 October: Dr Yao Chunlin, Hebei United University, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Adelaide: Language vitality and ethnic identity, which one is more important?: Tibetan-Chinese bilingual education in Tianzhu (Gansu Province) versus Huangnan (Qinghai Province).
If you are interested in presenting your research in the 2014, please contact Professor Zuckermann ASAP. Interstate and overseas visitors are most welcome!
Call for Papers – Australian Association of Jewish Studies
The 26th AAJS Conference, 9-10 February 2014
The University of Adelaide, North Terrace, CBD, Adelaide, South Australia
Jews, Judaism and Hybridity
From its very beginning the people of Israel has been characterized as 'a people that dwells alone' and one that 'is not reckoned among the nations' (Numbers 23:9). Indeed, the ancient Israelite religion was different from all other religions in that it worshipped one God, believing him to be the source of all creation and professing that he could not possess any physical manifestation.
However, looking at the history of Israel and at its spiritual development, one can see that, both practically and conceptually, the Jewish people maintained close reciprocal relationships with other groups and ideas, resulting in fascinating and multifaceted cross-fertilizations and multiple causations. The theme of AAJS Adelaide (9-10 February 2014), Judaism and Hybridity, aims to explore Jewish cross-fertilization, synthesis and syncretism from any perspective.
Extensive study of the Jewish faith, method of scriptural interpretation, Jewish identity, society, literature, art, philosophy and language throughout history, demonstrates that they were all heavily influenced by diverse cultures and religions, and by no means can they be satisfactorily explained as being the outcome of their Jewish or Hebrew classical origins alone. Judaism and Hybridity aims to explore the intriguing Jewish phenomenon from various angles, stressing the unique combination of sources that enabled its endless creativity and its seemingly miraculous renaissance after undergoing major crises.
While being 'hybrid' is typically perceived as an inferior quality, papers may debate whether or not it is a universal trait that ought to be acknowledged, embraced and celebrated. As John Donne wisely wrote, 'no man is an island'. Every cultural phenomenon is necessarily related to multifaceted human experiences. Thousands of years ago, Judaism introduced monotheistic faith into human society, thus changing history for years to come. Papers could propose or reject the idea that whilst monotheism is important, it has also taken its toll, leading philosophers and scientists to believe mistakenly that there is one cause for each phenomenon rather than many. Papers could demonstrate or deny the hybridic nature of the Jewish experience and indeed of the monotheistic religion itself, and open up a novel perspective on society, religion and culture in general.
Submissions to present papers (Deadline: 1 September 2013)
Submissions to present papers must be made via email by 1 September 2013 to Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann, email: firstname.lastname@example.org . The subject of the email message should be ‘AAJS Adelaide 2014 Proposal’. (Acceptance of papers will be notified by email no later than 30 October 2013.) Submissions must include the following:
~ Author’s full name,
~ Postal and email address,
~ Institutional affiliation,
~ Abstract of the paper to be presented (no more than 250 words)
~ Short biographical note (no more than 50 words).
AAJS encourages students engaged in academic research to submit proposals based on their work to the conference committee. Authors should clearly indicate their student status on their submission.
Presenters are also invited to submit written articles for consideration for publication in the Australian Journal of Jewish Studies.
Communication about the conference should be sent electronically to Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann, email: email@example.com
§ Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann, Conference Convener (Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages at the University of Adelaide)
§ Dr Michael Abrahams-Sprod, AAJS President
§ Professor Suzanne Rutland OAM
§ Dr Gitit Holzman
§ Dr Avril Alba
§ Dr Myer Samra
§ Dr Jan Lanicek
§ Dr Miriam Munz
§ Lee Kersten
§ Neta Steigrad
§ Anna Rosenbaum
As this Conference addresses a small community of scholars, it is imperative that we all support the Association. Thus, it is a requirement that all presenters at this conference will have paid by 10 January 2014 the conference registration fee, which includes the AAJS membership for 2014.
AUSTRALEX Adelaide: Endangered Words, and Signs of Revival, 25-28 July 2013
Organizers: Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann and Dr Julia Miller, The University of Adelaide
Further details: http://www.australex.org/
The 26th Australian Association for Jewish Studies (AAJS) Conference, 9-11 February 2014, University of Adelaide
Jews, Judaism and Hybridity
Convener: Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann
Keynote Speaker: Professor Bernard Wasserstein, University of Chicago
Further details: http://www.aajs.org.au/
Australian Association for Jewish Studies 26th Annual Conference, 9-11 February 2014 Convener: Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann
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