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December 8, 2015 – 3:43 pm | Comments Off

Following Galus Australis’ transition away from an online magazine to a Facebook based community group, the site was to be taken offline (on Friday 11 December).
However, as that date became closer, we received several requests …

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Reclaiming Native Language Title Rights

June 8, 2010 – 10:59 pm | 7 Comments

By Ghil’ad Zuckermann
‘I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and …

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Let My People Know!

September 9, 2009 – 8:22 pm | 7 Comments

The Hebrew Bible should be taught like a foreign language, argues Assoc. Prof. Ghil‘ad Zuckermann, endorsing Avraham Ahuvia’s recently-launched translation of the Old Testament into what Zuckermann calls high-register “Israeli”.
In 1996 President Ezer Weizman visited …

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You say Hebrew; I say Israeli!

August 9, 2009 – 10:30 am | 4 Comments

The language spoken in today’s Israel is a multifaceted and fascinating fin-de-siècle hybrid, based not only on ‘sleeping beauty’ (or alternatively, ‘walking dead’) Hebrew but also on the revivalists’ mother tongues such as Yiddish, argues …

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The Hebrew Revival: Lessons for Indigenous Australia

July 27, 2009 – 10:53 pm | 16 Comments

By Ghil’ad Zuckermann
What lessons could one draw from the Hebrew revival in the Promised Land to current revival attempts of no-longer spoken Aboriginal languages in the Lucky Country? Heaps! While the Hebrew revivalists, who wished …

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