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Shmuel Bolozky: "Myths and Facts Regarding the History and Nature of the Hebrew Language"

Tuesday, October 19, 2004; 12:00am

Location: Honors College Bldg., Room 128
Cost: Free

Prof. Shmuel Bolozky is one of the most known experts in Hebrew language and linguistics. A Professor of Hebrew, at the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, since 1978, Dr. Bolozky had served as the department chair from 1985-1990, and from 1995-1998. He edited the textbook 501 Hebrew Verbs, published in 1996. Prof. Bolozky is the immediate past President of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew (2001-2003), was its Vice President 1998-2001, and has been a member of the Program Committee of the International Conference on Hebrew Language and Literature since 1993. He is the Chair of the Modern Hebrew Divisional Committee of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew (NAPH), and ex-officio member of the NAPH Advisory Council, 1995-1998. He is currently working on a grant by the U.S. Department of Education for a National Middle East Language Resource Center, 2002-2006, and is also the Associate Director of its Resource Center. Prof. Bolozky has a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, from the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 1972, an M.A. in English Language from the University of London, 1968, and a B.A. in English Literature and Middle Eastern Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1965.

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