Text and the City: Learning Hebrew in the Street
Through texts found in their natural habitat, in the streets of Tel Aviv, we’ll decipher textual graffiti, lost pet ads, and stickers. We’ll talk about the influence of other languages on Modern Hebrew and celebrate the different cultural and linguistic layers of Israeli society. We’ll also talk about gender and inclusive language. Cohosted by the Consulate General of Israel to New England and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University.
Guy Sharett teaches Hebrew in the Shanghai International Studies University in Shanghai, China. He has a B.A in Linguistics of Hebrew Language from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an M.A from the University of London. Sharett, who was born in Ashdod, Israel, speaks seven languages, and is the presenter of the Streetwise Hebrew podcast, where he teaches Hebrew using music and pop culture, talking about slang, intonation, grammar and identity.
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