Because We Love You: Beer Bazaar Jerusalem's First Beerthday. My how the time flies especially when we're having fun. Art Visual Arts Screening. Art Visual Arts Workshop.
Community Kids and Family. Premiere Screaming of "Be My Cat: A Film For Anne". Watch the growth unfold as you hit the tracks and run from the old station on the new track! Thursday, December 8th, The First station track. Meet by the main stage in the circle.
The Desert Ashram presents: The desert wind comes to JLM We've created an evening of workshops with the members of the Ashram just for you. A night of yoga, meditations, relaxation and celebration. The workshop will contain movement as well as relaxation and will allow you to have a glimpse in to the wonderful world of yoga, while working on physical and energetic healing. Indian food and chai would be sold at the bar. Kaleidoscope - Mishmash b2b Turnymator.
Then we will create a special recipe in which we create our own biochachi or biofertiliser for potent rich nourishing feed for the earth and vegetables. Biofertilsers will enrich your soil to keep it alive and healthy and abundance will appear. We will leave from Gan HaPa'amon in Jerusalem at 9: In , the Assembly passed resolution V , inviting all States and interested organizations to observe December 10th each year as a celebration of human rights. The State of Israel has executed three rounds of demolitions in Um Al Khair in as many months, flagrantly disregarding international law and the content of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In the wake of the US election, it is more important than ever that we come together to demand Israel recognizes the rights of all Palestinians to live in dignity, with full access to housing, education, and infrastructure. And we Need to Celeberate! Come join us as we celebrate the songs which have long since become the soundtrack to modern civilization. On stage will be: Saturday, December 10th at 8: Nocturno, 7 Betzalel Tickets: Read mre about the publictions - http: Raptivist Aisha Fukushima - Jerusalem.
Curious about American rap music? Want to see how art and activism can go together? Consulate General in Jerusalem, is pleased to invite you check out the fabulous Aisha Fukushima. Fukushima founded RAPtivism Rap Activism a global hip hop project spanning 10 countries and four continents, highlighting the ways culture can contribute to universal efforts for freedom and justice by challenging oppression with expression.
She is a multilingual, multiracial African American Japanese woman whose work is influenced by her global upbringing with roots spanning from her birthplace of Seattle, Washington to her other hometown of Yokohama, Japan. For more information, check out her website: Boycotts — An Academic Look Greetings: Gabriel Motzkin For more information: In Ta'ayush, Jews and Palestinians come together in direct action against the occupation.
Get to know the actual reality in the West Bank and join our struggle in order to make a real change, right now, in the field. The evening's program includes: An introduction by Dr. Wild West Hebron We'll be glad to see you there, Ta'ayush.
Art Performance Theatre Music. Ohad Hadad Tan Licht. Art Music Concert Culture Community. With Daniel Azuelos and creative Jerusalem people. Besarabia bar for all musicians over the world! Every monday - Join Holy Lindy Land for a trial lesson and party before the next beginners course starts. Tuesday, Decmber 13th 8pm - 9pm - Beginners trial lesson 9pm Nocturno Live, Betsal'el 7, Jerusalem. Are you musically challenged? As long as you have a beer in your hand, you make the cut!
Haze Nights is the name of this innovative and authentic Jerusalem-style project, in collaboration with the "Bastards" Club and "Drum Bait" School of Music. Every Tuesday night, starting on December 13th, Jerusalem's most talented musicians will set the "Bastards" Club stage for a thrilling jam session, comprised of rock n' roll, psychedelic rock, classical blues, and touches of funk and jazz. You will enjoy the amazing atmosphere set up in the huge space inside the "Bastards", extraordinary sound, masterful lighting, and inexplicably good deals on the Food and Alcohol Menu.
A City that Never Sleeps. Since he has been based in Belfast and was a founder member of Belfast's Art and Research Exchange. During the s and s he made long durational performances in Britain and America, of up to hours each, non-stop, usually neither eating nor sleeping throughout. Subject matter dealt with political, social and cultural malfunction. This research explored how aspects of collective memory connected to specific locations can become altered after violent events, creating layers of stigmatisation, or conversely, commemoration.
Throughout her career Johnston has collaborated extensively with other artists, occasionally through participation in international performance laboratories, and also as a co-founder and committee member of various artist-run collectives in Belfast, namely: Success is never final, failure is never fatal. Information about the speakers will be announced in the next few days. Fuckup Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in to share publicly business failure stories.
Hundreds of people attend each event to hear three to four entrepreneurs share their failures. Each speaker is given 7 minutes and is able to use 10 images.
The new show mixes different groove oriented genres and reminices old sounds with a new flair. The band is known for its tight, energetic and psychedelic vibe that guarantees everyone in the audience dancing their socks off. Eine andere israelische Geschichte Book presentation by the author: Silja Behre Matzpen, the Hebrew word for compass, was also the name of a political group that, like no other, kept Israeli society in suspense after the Six Day War.
With their call for an immediate ending of the occupation, but especially due to their announced solidarity with the Palestinians, the group had quickly become a symbol for national treason and Jewish self-hatred. In his book, Lutz Fiedler presents the history of the Matzpen group and aim at scrutinizing into their history as a possible approach to broader questions of Jewish, Israeli and general history.
Global Beats 2- Feminine Global Groove. Joe Taylor will be performing a solo show in the beautiful 'beit ha gat' in Ein Karem. He signed a recording contract at age 19 with his band 'Blackbud', and has been travelling the world and enjoying a varied music career, including playing flamenco guitar with the Jerusalem andalusian orchestra, and Mor Karbasi.
This show will be an atmosperic treat, free entry, all welcome. Art Visual Arts 2-D. Jerusalem, Israel http: Baba GazombaNoaNoa Brodezky udrub music. We will go for a stroll to learn about what are edible plants in Urban park.
There are many treasures, and much shefa in the land. We will be harvesting many greens! Picking salads will never be the same! We cannot be silent, and must do all we can to raise our voices against this terrible massacre that is taking place just north of us, to our fellow human beings.
Art Music Visual Arts. Netanel Bollag Zohar Ben Yair. Performance Theatre Kids and Family. Arabic followed by English. You will find ceramics, calligraphy designs,jewelry, unique hoodies, shoes and upcycled products and designs.
This is your chance to buy yourself or a loved one a special gift. Leshonenu La'am 13 Leshonenu La'am 33 3: Ben-Avi [I] Sivan, Reuben b. This article is different from Slouschz [I] Slouschz, Nahum The Great Polish-English Dictionary. Mouton de Gruyter, Madang Papua New Guinea: A Century of Yiddish in America.
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The Journal for Recreational Linguistics Zukofsky, Celia Thaew and Louis Zukofsky trans. Hardback, pages, mm x mm, ISBN: Si attiene in modo particolare al contesto storico odierno sia della globalizzazione e sia dei rapporti di reciproca influenza linguistica mondiale. Matisoff, Dipartimento di Linguistica, Universita' della California, Berkeley "Il volume e' estremamente impressionante. Zuckermann dimostra una maestria sia in lessicografia europea che in quella ebraica. Sviluppando una struttura basata su un'analisi rigorosa, offre molte etimologie dettagliate di vocaboli ed espressioni , come pure fornisce una posizione ben specifica su temi di alto valore.
Non credo che esista un'universita' italiana che non lo inserisca negli scaffali della sua biblioteca perche' e' effettivamente un patrimonio culturale obbligatorio e - come gli altri lavori del Professor Zuckermann - e' molto approfondito, fondamentale originale e scritto in modo affascinante per tutti, e specialmente per i linguisti ed i filologi. This volume is divided into ten chapters and two parts: Cushitic, Berber, Semitic, Omotic In all HEC languages except Sidaama, negation is indicated by negative suffixes on verbal or non-verbal predicates.
In Sidaama, the negative morpheme is a proclitic, the host of which is not necessarily the predicate. After a short typological profile of the HEC languages sketched in section 2, section 3 shows which negative morphemes are used in which clause types. The subsequent sections 3. The negation of converb clauses is examined in section 3. Relative clause negation is dealt with in section 3. A short excursus on the means of negating verbal nouns is found in section 3. In section 4, the division of labour of the negative morphemes in the individual HEC languages is compared and diachronic issues are addressed.
Section 5 discusses how the analysis of negation can contribute to our understanding of the internal relationships in HEC. These Berber reconstructions are probably not without influence on our understanding of remaining elements of ancient stages still maintained in other Afroasiatic branches, and, in general, of structural features that are supposed to be proto-Afroasiatic, as well as of the evolution this family has undergone. Now, how do the proto-Afroasiatic and its evolution appear at the point where Berber reconstructions are available?
For reasons of clarity and to lay out some steps to facilitate productive discussions, I would like to answer this question in the form of a set of concise points. The leading semantic account on constructs, namely the one which treats constructs as individuals of type e , here referred to as the Individual approach, succeeds in accounting for the ban on the definite determiner semantically.
However, it encounters fundamental difficulties with constructs composing with adjectives. The chapter shows that these are difficulties which the predicate approach easily overcomes. However, establishing that constructs are predicates and abandoning the individual approach leave a supporter of the predicate approach with the task of explaining the ban on the definite determiner without resorting to type mismatch.
To resolve this, and following a phrasal movement of a projection containing both Head and Non-Head to SpecD for definite phrases and Spec for indefinite phrases, this chapter proposes an explanation on the ban on the occurrence of definite determiners on the head of a construct by the unavailability of a head noun in D that allows the determiner to be realised.
According to the Babylonian Talmud Megila 3a , this translation is attributed to Onqelos the Convert. According to research, however, the identity, time, and place of the translation are not definite. He converted to Judaism in the early second century AD. While the majority believe that each translation was made by a different individual, a minority claim that one individual made both translations.
Targum Onqelos is a literal-semantic translation of the majority of Pentateuch verses, closely adhering to the Hebrew text without deviations, additions, or omissions. This Chapter discusses three types of Pentateuch verses for which the Targum Onqelos deviates from the typical literal mode of translation. CHAPTER 6, Addressing Strangers in Riyadh, proposes that when addressing an adult Saudi male stranger, the terms that are used depend on the sex of the speaker, his age and the situation surrounding the interaction.
In normal situations, where the address mode is formal, male speakers across all age groups usually use the terms ax brother, and its derivatives and ash-shaix sheikh for the function of addressing adult males. This difference between adults and teenagers may indicate an increased level of politeness that comes as one ages and as one becomes more exposed to different types of addressee. However, this variation could also be the beginning of a shift in what is perceived as polite in the Riyadh society.
Working females and housewives usually use the terms axu-i my brother and walad boy, especially with younger males while younger females usually use axu-i my brother and law samaht excuse me.
In situations marked with anger or annoyance male speakers usually use the term abu ash-shabab father of youths but may prefer the terms axu-i my brother and abu-i my father if they want to maintain a polite demeanor.
Terms like walad boy and hih or hoh hey you , however, are considered extremely impolite if used to address adult male strangers by other males. Based on linguistic evidence, analysis is carried out to delineate the similarities and differences between the three concepts. The results demonstrate similarities in how ordinary native English speakers, Muslim Arabs, and native Israeli speakers categorize these beings, as well as what they think about their number, nature, and relation with people.
Differences emerge when discussing where these beings live, whether or not there is a hierarchy among them, what they look like or how they are visualized, and how they are different from human beings.
One of the implications of this chapter is the limit of translation. The aim of the chapter is to present new etymologies in addition to those Omotic lexemes whose etymologies have already been demonstrated by other authors. The numeration of the lexical entries is continuous beginning from the very first paper II: Language, Religion and Identity.
The Lexical Influence of … , How to protect language diversity in the world is a hotly discussed topic in linguistic research This study investigates the relationship between Tibetan language vitality and language users' identity in Maketang and Huazangsi Tibetan Autonomy County. On the basis of empirical data, the study suggests that there are no strong, positive correlations between Tibetan language vitality and the speakers' language identity or with their language activities and inclinations.
However, pragmatic matters constitute an important factor that influences speakers' activities and inclinations. These findings can be explained by conflicting functions performed by language: Bilingual or multilingual education can fulfill a useful role in balancing these two language functions. As a result of the evidence in this study, we argue that language protection cannot preserve both language vitality and language identity, and that, therefore, language protection should pay more attention to issues of language identity rather than to issues of language vitality.
This paper proposes the enactment of an ex gratia compensation scheme for loss of Indigenous lang Existing grant schemes to support Aboriginal languages are inadequate, and they should be complemented with compensation schemes, which are based on a claim of right. The proposed compensation scheme for the loss of Aboriginal languages should support the effort to reclaim and revive the lost languages. We first outline the history of linguicide during colonisation in Australia.
We then put a case for reviving lost Aboriginal languages by highlighting the benefits of language revival. Zuckermann, Ghil'ad and Walsh, Michael Lessons from the Hebrew Rev By comparison, language revival movements in Australia are in their infancy. This article provides comparative insights and makes information about the Hebrew revival accessible to Australian linguists and Aboriginal revival activists. Needless to say, the first stage of any desire by professional linguists to assist in language reawakening must involve a long period of thoroughly observing, carefully listening to the people, learning, mapping and characterizing the specific indigenous community.
Only then can one inspire and assist. That said, this article proposes that there are linguistic constraints applicable to all revival attempts. Mastering them would be useful to endangered languages in general and to Aboriginal linguistic revival in particular.
This article contributes towards the establishment of Revival Linguistics, a new linguistic discipline and paradigm. Revival linguistics inter alia explores the universal constraints and mechanisms involved in language reclamation, renewal and revitalization.
It draws perspicacious comparative insights from one revival attempt to another, thus acting as an epistemological bridge between parallel discourses in various local attempts to revive sleeping tongues all over the globe.
My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain. Previous revival efforts have largely failed for obvious reasons, we are not going to single out specific failures here.
While there have been some good results from several projects since e. Kaurna, see below , Aboriginal people overall do not see as many positive outcomes from revival programmes as they would like.
In large part this is the result of shortage of sufficient continuity of funding, lack of technical expertise, and lack of integration of school-based programmes with community language programmes. However, there are purely linguistic reasons too: Many revival efforts were not supported by a sound theoretical understanding of how successful language revival works. As pointed out by Thieberger , decisions about the appropriate target for language maintenance programmes are too often driven by structural linguistics, where the supposed ideal is intergenerational transmission of the language with all its original structural complexity retained, thus creating unrealistic expectations among the Aboriginal community.
This article is the first of its kind as it will innovatively draw crucial insights from 'Modern Hebrew' henceforth, Israeli — see Zuckermann , so far the most successful known reclamation attempt of a sleeping tongue. Zuckermann's a, , , research on Israeli demonstrates which language components are more revivable than others.
Words and conjugations, for example, are easier to revitalize than intonation, discourse, associations and connotations. We should encourage revivalists and Aboriginal leaders to be realistic rather than puristic, and not to chastise English loanwords and pronunciation, for example, within the emergent language. Applying such precious conclusions from Hebrew will closely assist Australian revivalists in being more efficient, urging them not to waste time and resources on Sisyphean efforts to resuscitate linguistic components that are unlikely to be revivable.
Language revitalization contributes to social reconciliation, cultural tourism Clark and Kostanski , capacity building, and improved community health for Indigenous peoples Walsh forthcoming B. In the process of language revival, some Aboriginal people will go from being dysfunctional cf. Sutton to well-balanced, positive people. The benefits to the wider community and to Australian society are immense.
Language revival does not only do historical justice and address inequality but can also result in the empowerment of people who have lost their heritage and purpose in life.
There are even those who claim that they own a language although they only know one single word of it: Consequently, some Indigenous Australians do not find it important to revive their comatose tongue. The Hebrew Revival I suppose the process of acceptance will pass through the usual four stages: This is worthless nonsense. This is an interesting, but perverse, point of view. This is true, but quite unimportant. I always said so. On the other hand, if we are to be brutally truthful with ourselves, the modern-day vernacular spoken in downtown Tel Aviv is a very different language — both typologically and genetically — to that of the Hebrew Bible Old Testament or of the Mishnah, the first major redaction of Jewish oral traditions.
Hebrew was spoken since approximately the 14th century BC. It belonged to the Canaanite division of the northwestern branch of the Semitic languages, which constitute a branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family. Following a gradual decline, it ceased to be spoken by the second century AD.
We believe that the Mishnah was codified around AD because Hebrew was then dying as a mother tongue. Rabbi Judah haNasi and his collaborators might have realized that if they did not act then to redact the oral tradition, it would soon have been too late because Jews were already speaking languages other than Hebrew.
In fact, the Gemara, the other component of the Babylonian Talmud, which was codified around AD, was written in Aramaic rather than in Hebrew. A most important liturgical and literary language, it occasionally served as a lingua franca — a means of communication between people who do not share a mother tongue — for Jews of the Diaspora, but not as a native language.
Fascinating and multifaceted Israeli, which emerged in Palestine Eretz Israel at the end of the nineteenth century, possesses distinctive socio-historical characteristics such as the lack of a continuous chain of native speakers from spoken Hebrew to Israeli, the non-Semitic mother tongues spoken by the Hebrew revivalists, and the European impact on literary Hebrew.
Consequently, it presents the linguist with a unique laboratory in which to examine a wider set of theoretical problems concerning language genesis, social issues like language, identity and politics, and important practical matters, such as whether it is possible to revive a no-longer spoken language. The genetic classification of Israeli has preoccupied scholars since its genesis. The still regnant traditional thesis suggests that Israeli is Semitic: The revisionist antithesis defines Israeli as Indo-European: Horvath and Wexler According to Zuckermann's mosaic rather than Mosaic synthesis, Israeli is not only multi-layered but also multi-parental.
The Success Rate of the Hebrew Revival The vernacularization of Hebrew was partially a success and partially a failure. It is hard to provide an exact quantification for such a multi-variable enterprise, but we would roughly estimate that on a scale, 10 being a complete success and one being a complete failure, the Hebrew revival is at seven. More specifically, we propose the following continuum approximations for the extent to which Israeli can be considered Hebrew: European ; discourse communicative tools, speech acts: The factors leading to the partial failure of the Hebrew revival have little to do with a lack of motivation or zealousness, or with economic or political variables — not even with the fact that the revivalists, such as the symbolic father of Israeli, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda born Perelman, , were not as linguistically sophisticated as contemporary linguists.
Thus, when most native Israeli-speakers speak Israeli, their intonation is much more similar to that of Yiddish, the mother tongue of most revivalists, than to that of Arabic or any other Semitic language. It is high time to acknowledge that Israeli is very different from ancient Hebrew.
We should embrace — rather than chastise — the multisourcedness of Israeli. That said, the Hebrew revival cannot be considered a failure because without the zealous, obsessive, enthusiastic efforts of Ben-Yehuda and of teachers, writers, poets, journalists, intellectuals, social activists, political figures, linguists and others, Israelis would have spoken a language such as English, German, Arabic or Yiddish that could hardly be considered Hebrew.
To call such a hypothetical language 'Hebrew' would have not only been misleading but also wrong. Hybridic Israeli is based on Hebrew as much as it is based on Yiddish. So, although the revivalists could not avoid the subconscious influence of their mother tongue s , they did indeed manage at the same time to consciously revive important components of Hebrew.
Hybridity, Camouflage and the Congruence Principle Israeli is a new hybrid language rather than an evolutionary phase of Hebrew. According to the Congruence Principle, the more revivalists speak contributing languages with a specific linguistic feature, the more likely this feature is to prevail in the emergent language.
The distinction between forms and patterns is crucial here as it demonstrates multiple causation. Jew], speak Hebrew,' used to tear down signs written in 'foreign' languages and disturb Yiddish theatre gatherings. However, the members of this group only looked for Yiddish forms, rather than patterns in the speech of the Israelis who did choose to speak 'Hebrew.
Ironically, even the language defendants regiment's anthem included calques from Yiddish. Zuckermann , forthcoming analyzes the hitherto-overlooked camouflaged semantic networking transferred from one language to another. Native Israeli Speech and the Academy of the Hebrew Language Since its conception, Israeli has been the subject of purism the dislike of foreign words — as in Icelandic: Sapir and Zuckermann and the enforcement of 'correct' pronunciation.
As defined in its constitution, the Academy's functions are: The first goal is most useful, as Israeli is indeed a multi-layered language. Somewhat resembling the 'catastrophic success' of the Turkish Language Revolution see Lewis , many referents have several Israeli signifiers, one of which is puristically Hebrew and the other, often more commonly used, 'foreign' in fact, Israeli ab initio.
However, goal 3 , to direct the development of Hebrew in light of its nature, is oxymoronic cf. If the nature of a language is to evolve in a specific direction cf. Sapir's 'drift,' the pattern of change in which the structure of a language shifts in a determinate direction , why direct its evolution by language policing?
Questions of this kind, albeit in an implicit and sometimes confused fashion, are being raised within the context of Australian Aboriginal languages. Current language revival activities are worthy but often under-theorized. The tendency has been to attempt to revive the language en masse despite what has been indicated about the Hebrew rate of success for take up of particular components of language.
There is a need to examine a range of existing language revitalization programmes with a view to assessing the rate of success for take up of particular components of language and at the same time adduce the preferences and sometimes the prejudices of the group in question cf.
Couzens and Eira forthcoming. Indigenous Australians have been living in Australia for more than 40, years. Today Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders make up 2. Of an original number of over known Australian Indigenous languages, only about Indigenous languages are still spoken and the vast majority of these, about , are critically endangered: Eighteen languages are strong in the sense of being spoken by all age groups, but three or four of these are showing some disturbing signs of moving into endangerment.
Aboriginal language revival began recently — from the late s Amery and Gale — and has therefore much to learn from other revival efforts, especially that of Hebrew, which began in the late nineteenth century.
There has been little coordination among the geographically-scattered language revival efforts in Australia. Most recently, language revitalization practitioners have begun to share experiences at various conferences and workshops Hobson et al. There is thus an urgent need for an on-the-ground, ongoing input, creating intellectual and practical synergy and complementing the mission of the regional Aboriginal language centres and the recently-established mobile language team based at the University of Adelaide — by adding significant advice based on scholarly and universal perspectives.
Practical outcomes will include a useful handbook of the best practices for language revival in Australia Christina Eira, pers. There is community support in some parts of the country for revival and heritage learning programmes: At its broadest level language revival refers to the range of strategies for increasing knowledge and use of a language which is no longer spoken fully across all generations. In practice, however, this can range from largely symbolic uses of ancestral languages like naming buildings or places through to more constant involvement with the language through school-based language instruction Walsh a.
Comparative Analysis of Hebrew and Aboriginal Language Revival Although they too were at the beginning very few in number, and encountered great hostility and animosity e. Jews have been exposed to literary Hebrew throughout the generations, e. It would be hard to find a Jew who did not have access to Hebrew unless in totalitarian regimes such as the Soviet Union. Hebrew was considered a prestigious language as opposed to Yiddish, for instance, whose Australian sociolinguistic parallel might be Aboriginal English.
Jews from all over the globe only had Hebrew in common Aramaic was not as prominent , whereas there are dozens of 'sleeping' Aboriginal languages and it would be hard to choose only one unifying tongue, unless one resorts to Aboriginal English.
The revival of a single language is much more manageable than that of numerous tongues in varying states of disrepair. Yadin and Zuckermann Unlike in the case of Aboriginal languages cf. Walsh , anybody has the right to speak Hebrew, without getting permission from the Jews. Loanwords and foreign words are not considered theft. For example, back in Europe many of them spoke Yiddish at home and Polish in the market, and prayed in Hebrew and Aramaic in the synagogue.
There are many more Jews than Aboriginal people in Australia. As we see it, Aboriginal tongues deserve to be revived for historical, humanistic and social justice, inter alia addressing inequality cf. This can provide strength to the revival attempts. We hear again and again 'native title' but where is the 'native tongue title'? Is land more important than langue and cultural lens? And if land, langue and heritage are bound together as a trinity, then why ask for reparation only for land? The revival of sleeping Aboriginal languages can result in personal, educational and economic empowerment, sense of pride and higher self-esteem of people who have lost their heritage and purpose in life see concluding remarks.
The Hebrew revival had many less utilitarian purposes, the main one being simply the constitution of a unifying tongue to Jews from all over the world. It would have been unfair, for example, for Ladino-speaking Sephardim if German were selected. Although it could obviously be greater, the Australian government does support the reclamation and maintenance of Aboriginal languages, or at least there is an obvious address to apply for money from.
Nunga English in Adelaide , spoken by some revivalists, contain various linguistic features — such as connotations, associations, sounds and morphological characteristics like the dual — of the reclaimed Aboriginal languages at stake. One might perspicaciously argue that Israeli semantics, which is deeply modelled on Yiddish semantics, also maintains the original Hebrew semantics after all because Yiddish, a Germanic language with Romance substratum, was deeply impacted by Hebrew and Aramaic.
However, the Yiddish dialects that have been the most influential ones in Israel, e. Polish Yiddish, are, in fact, the ones that underwent Slavonization from the thirteenth century onwards, when Jews moved from Germany to Slavonic-speaking areas in Eastern Europe. Aboriginal English is much younger and therefore is much more likely to retain features of Aboriginal languages, than Yiddish is to retain features of Hebrew.
Universal Constraints of Language Revival And yet, although obviously language revival attempts should be tailored to the specific contexts, needs and desires of each community, there are some universal constraints that should be recognized. Most relevantly, some Australian interest groups cf. Tiwi in Dorian On authenticity and language revival, see also Wong and Hinton and Ahlers Why should we encourage revivalists and Aboriginal leaders to be realistic rather than puristic?
Purism creates unrealistic expectations that may discourage learners from acquiring the emerging language. A revived language should not be viewed negatively if it is seen to be influenced by a neighbouring language or by English.
The use of words from a neighbouring language should not discredit the revived language. There might be some rare occasions when it is more appropriate for revivalists to favour purism — see Harlow on Maori.
However, in the case of reclamation proper i. One might argue that the difference between the conditions that surround Aboriginal languages and Israeli are so large that it is impossible to learn across these contexts. But denying universal traits or constraints in human language in general, and in reversing language shift in particular, is counter-productive.
Linguistic reality lies between relativism and universalism. No progress will be made by turning a blind eye to any of these extremes. Based on a critical analysis of Israeli, one can predict accurately the situation in various reclaimed Aboriginal languages such as Kaurna [ga: There are scholars, e. These are simply loanwords used in a special context'. A more balanced view is manifested in Crystal's The revived language is not the same as the original language, of course; most obviously, it lacks the breadth of functions which it originally had, and large amounts of old vocabulary are missing.
But, as it continues in present-day use, it will develop new functions and new vocabulary, just as any other living language would, and as long as people value it as a true marker of their identity, and are prepared to keep using it, there is no reason to think of it as anything other than a valid system of communication.
In classical Kaurna, the r in these words belonged with the consonant it was be retroflex but many times we hear an er vowel as in English slur or sir. Stress is often placed on the second syllable rather than on the first Amery Knowingly — and jocularly — cricket the sport game was replicated as yertabiritti the term for the insect with the same name in English Amery Almost everything said or written is translated from English.
Thus, the turn of phrase and the idiom are from English Amery a: And still, the impact of English on Kaurna is less than in many other revived languages in Australia — cf. Case suffixes are used as prepositions — see p. We predict that any attempt to revive an Aboriginal language will result in a hybrid, combining components from Australian English, Aboriginal English, Kriol, other Aboriginal languages and the target Aboriginal tongue.
But we are going to assist Aboriginal revivalists to make their efforts more efficient and to embrace hybridity. Concluding Remarks If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. Nelson Mandela This article contributes towards the establishment of Revival Linguistics, a new linguistic discipline and paradigm. There is a need to map the revival attempts throughout Aboriginal Australia by 1 assessing the success of the revival so far; and 2 categorizing the specific need on a continuum of revival efforts, e.
Kaurna , renewal e. Ngarrindjeri and revitalization e. Internal factional politics are likely to be far more influential in deciding the fate of a language revival movement that any linguistic theory or lack of one. There is no doubt that the first stage of any desire by professional linguists to assist in language revival involves a long initial period of carefully observing, listening, learning and characterizing each indigenous community specifically.
Only then can we inspire and assist. Mastering them would be most useful to endangered languages in general and to Aboriginal linguistic revival in particular. While we know that language revitalization can have numerous beneficial effects, we also know that some revival efforts are more successful than others see Walsh forthcoming A.
A better understanding of success in this arena by surveying numerous language reinvigoration efforts in Australia, and by drawing on lessons from the Hebrew revival, will enable less waste of resources and better outcomes.
Besides significant scholarly impact and intellectual benefits, the results of such endeavours will also improve substantially the future of Australia's Indigenous communities, promoting and maintaining their physical, spiritual and cultural good health through: Some Aboriginal people will undertake training only because they are interested in language s. However, what they will learn in the process are useful generic skills such as literacy, computer literacy, conducting research and giving speeches in public; 3 Improved sense of well being in the local Aboriginal community; 4 Reconciliation and potential decrease in racism towards Aboriginal people in some country centres; 5 Promoting cultural tourism to Aboriginal areas in order to learn about their cultures and languages.
Regaining language is a life-changing experience for many Aboriginal people. One Aboriginal person has told us that he used to be angry, often drunk and in trouble with police and his home life was a mess. Two years later, when he had regained his language, his situation had turned around and his family life had greatly improved.
Through this and other experiences we became convinced that a small investment in language revitalization could yield very significant dividends. Language revival can result in the saving of vast amounts of money and resources going into housing, social services and health intervention to little effect. A small investment into language revitalization can make an enormous difference to society.
Public health can benefit from language intervention. To date such money as has been devoted to Aboriginal language revival and maintenance has not been well targeted. This is partly because Australian Indigenous language policies have been piecemeal and un-coordinated at best or otherwise non-existent or implicit Liddicoat , McKay , , Truscott and Malcolm forthcoming; see also http: We aim at a better informed Indigenous language policy at the national level, as well as in particular institutional contexts.
For instance, in considering Indigenous policies of Australian universities, Gunstone A Senegalese poet said 'In the end we will conserve only what we love. We love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught. References Amery, Rob Reclaiming an Australian Language. Swets and Zeitlinger, Lisse, The Netherlands.
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The article highlights salient morphological constructions and categories, illustrating the difficulty in determining a single source for Israeli grammar. The European impact in these features is apparent inter alia in structure, semantics or productivity. Being an article rather than a long book, this paper does not attempt to be grammatically exhaustive but rather to cast new light on the partial success of language revival in general and on the genetics of Israeli in particular.
Multiple causation is manifested in the Congruence Principle, according to which if a feature exists in more than one contributing language, it is more likely to persist in the emerging language.
It suggests that the reality of linguistic genesis is far more complex than a simple family tree system allows. Generally speaking, whereas most forms of Israeli are Semitic, many of its patterns are European. It is proposed that 1 Whereas Hebrew was synthetic, Israeli — following Yiddish etc.
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