“Hebrew and Beyond: Language as a Window into the History of Israel”
West Bloomfield Lecture Series: Israel in the World
Liora Halperin will discuss the ongoing connection between language and politics in pre-1948 British Palestine and in the State of Israel. From the Hebrew University’s choice to break from longstanding policy and formally allow dissertations to be submitted in English, to the politics of Arabic as a minority language and the growth of the Russian speaking population in Israel, concerns about language diversity in Israel persist today. Talking about those concerns in light of historical trends and insights is a way of talking about political divisions and cultural concerns in present-day Israel.
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