Ghil’ad Zuckermann

Ghil’ad Zuckermann is the Chair and Professor of Linguistics and Endangered Languages at the University of Adelaide, Distinguished Visiting Professor and Oriental Scholar at Shanghai International Studies University and at East China Normal University, and Visiting Professorial Scientist at the Weizmann Institute of Science and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Professor Zuckermann received his M.A. in Linguistics from Tel Aviv University, his D.Phil. from St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, and his titular Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.

He researches contact linguistics, lexicology, and the study of language, culture, and identity. Professor Zuckermann is known for his work on language reclamation, characterization of Israeli Hebrew, analysis of camouflaged borrowing, and phono-semantic matching.

Representative Publications

Zuckermann, Ghil’ad, Shiori Shakuto-Neoh, and Giovanni Matteo Quer. “Native Tongue Title: Compensation for the Loss of Aboriginal Languages.” Australian Aboriginal Studies 1 (2014): 55-71.

Zuckermann, Ghil‘ad. “Hybridity versus Revivability: Multiple Causation, Forms and Patterns.” Journal of Language Contact 2.2 (2009): 40-67.

Zuckermann, Ghil’ad. “Cultural Hybridity: Multisourced Neologization in ‘Reinvented’ Languages and in Languages with ‘Phono-Logographic’ Script.” Languages in Contrast 4.2 (2004): 281-318.

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