Seminar 28/02/2020

Notice: 
As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event has been SUSPENDED.
Title: 
Revivalistics: from the Genesis of Israeli to Language Reclamation in Australia and Beyond
Date: 
28/02/2020
Time: 
15:00-17:00
Town: 
Pisa
Venue: 
ILC-CNR - Aula Seminari IN (Edificio B - Ingresso 21 - 2° Piano - Stanza 12)
Description: 
This public lecture will attempt to:
  • introduce a new transdisciplinary field of enquiry surrounding language reclamation, revitalization and reinvigoration;
  • tell the captivating story of the Hebrew revival with groundbreaking insights;
  • demonstrate why we should assist indigenous and minority people in reviving their languages;
  • provide practical lessons for reclaiming and reviving languages.
Programme: 
  • Introduction (5')
    Claudia Soria (ILC-CNR)
  • Revivalistics: from the Genesis of Israeli to Language Reclamation in Australia and Beyond (100')
    Ghil'ad Zuckermann (Department of Linguistics, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, University of Adelaide)
  • Discussion (15')
Speaker(s): 
Ghil'ad Zuckermann
Ghil'ad ZuckermannGhil'ad Zuckermann (DPhil Oxford; PhD Cambridge, titular; MA Tel Aviv, summa cum laude) is Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages at the University of Adelaide and a chief investigator in a large research project assessing language revival and mental health, funded by the Australian NHMRC.
He has authored several bestsellers and is the founder of Revivalistics, a new trans-disciplinary field of enquiry surrounding language reclamation, revitalization and reinvigoration.
He is elected member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and of the Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL) and is currently President of the Australian Association for Jewish Studies (AAJS).
He has been Distinguished Visiting Professor and Research Fellow at several prestigious institutions worldwide.
His MOOC Language Revival: Securing the Future of Endangered Languages has attracted 15,000 learners from 190 countries.
Registration: 
Participation is free but, for organizational reasons, registration is required.
Anyone wishing to attend the seminar is asked to fill in the registration form.
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