Ghil'ad Zuckermann

Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann

Prof of Linguistics & Endangered Languages

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann, DPhil (Oxon), PhD (Cantab) (titular), is Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages, a tenured Full Professor (Level E, the highest rank), at the University of Adelaide. He is chief investigator in an NHMRC project assessing the correlation between language revival and mental health.

He is a leading expert of (1) Revivalistics, a new trans-disciplinary field of enquiry surrounding language reclamation (e.g. Barngarla), revitalization (e.g. Adnyamathanha) and reinvigoration (e.g. Irish), (2) the study of language, culture, identity and wellbeing, (3) multiple causation, cross-fertilization and horizontal gene transfer in languages, (4) contact linguistics, (5) sources of lexical expansion and camouflaged borrowing, and (6) lexicography.

Professor Zuckermann is the President of the Australian Association for Jewish Studies (AAJS) (2017-) and past President of the Australasian Association for Lexicography (AUSTRALEX) (2013-2015).

Professor Zuckermann is Distinguished Visiting Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) and at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel). He serves as Editorial Board member of the Journal of Language Contact. He has been Consultant and Expert Witness -- in (corpus) lexicography and (forensic) linguistics -- in court cases all over the globe, e.g. Trade Marks / Intellectual Property, e.g. Federal Court of Australia: Moroccanoil vs Aldi: http://www.judgments.fedcourt.gov.au/judgments/Judgments/fca/single/2017/2017fca0823 .

Professor Zuckermann is elected member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL), Academy of Oriental Scholars (Shanghai), and European Association of Jewish Studies.

His Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Language Revival: Securing the Future of Endangered Languages, has so far (2018) attracted 12,000 learners from 190i countries: https://www.edx.org/course/language-revival-securing-future-adelaidex-lang101x-0

After studying at the United World College (UWC) of the Adriatic (Collegio del Mondo Unito dell'Adriatico; Duino, Trieste) and performing several years of military service, he was selected for the Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Programme for Outstanding Students of Tel Aviv University, where he studied philosophy, psychology, classics, literature, law and mathematics, and specialized in linguistics, receiving his M.A. (summa cum laude) from the Department of Linguistics in 1997. As Scatcherd European Scholar of the University of Oxford and Denise Skinner Graduate Scholar of St Hugh's College, Oxford, he gained his D.Phil. (Oxon.) in 2000.

In 2000-2004 he was Gulbenkian Research Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge, and was affiliated with the Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Studies, University of Cambridge.

He has published in English, Israeli (Reclaimed Hebrew), Italian, Yiddish, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese and Arabic. His revolutionary bestseller book Israelit Safa Yafa (Israeli - A Beautiful Language) (ISBN: 978-965-13-1963-1) was published in 2008 by Am Oved (Tel Aviv), and his book Language Contact and Lexical Enrichment in Israeli Hebrew (ISBN: 1-4039-1723-X) came out with Palgrave Macmillan in 2003. He contributed three chapters to Tingo (Tel Aviv: Keren, 2011) and has edited Burning Issues in Afro-Asiatic Linguistics (Cambridge Scholars, 2012), Jewish Language Contact (special issue of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language 226, 2014), and Endangered Words, Signs of Revival (AustraLex, 2014). He is currently preparing a book on Revivalistics, Cross-Fertilization and Wellbeing (Oxford University Press).

Prof. Zuckermann has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in four continents, e.g. at the University of Cambridge (Faculty of Oriental Studies, now known as Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies), National University of Singapore, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), University of Miami, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Pavol Jozef Šafárik University (Košice, Slovakia), The University of Queensland (UQ) (Associate Professor 2006-2010), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Shanghai Customs College, Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) and East China Normal University (ECNU).

He has been research fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation's Study and Conference Center (Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio, Italy), Research Centre for Linguistic Typology (RCLT) (Institute for Advanced Study, La Trobe University), Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center(University of Texas at Austin), Kokuritsu Kokugo Kenkyuujo (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Tokyo), and Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (Hebrew University of Jerusalem). In 2015 he was elected Rex J Lipman Fellow at St Peter's College, Adelaide.

Remarkably, Professor Zuckermann has held 5-year competitive awards from both the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (2017-2021, Large Project Grant) and the Australian Research Council (ARC) (2007-2011, Discovery Fellowship).

He has held a range of other fellowships and scholarships, including a 5-year Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Fellowship, Project 211 Fellowship (China), "Shanghai Oriental Scholar" Professorial Fellowship, British Academy Research Grant, Braginsky Centre Fellowship at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Memorial Foundation of Jewish Culture Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harold Hyam Wingate Scholarship, British Chevening Scholarship and Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Scholarship.

Professor Zuckermann has organized various international conferences such as the first Australian Workshop on Afro-Asiatic Linguistics (AWAAL) (11-13 September 2009, held at the Brisbane Writers Festival, State Library of Queensland, and at the University of Queensland, attracting scholars from 18 countries); Cross-Fertlization in Language and Genetics (Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 21 January 2013); Hybridity in Israel (Beit Leyvik, Tel Aviv, 29 January 2013); AUSTRALEX 2013: Endangered Words and Signs of Revival (University of Adelaide, 25-28 July 2013), and AAJS (University of Adelaide, 9-11 February 2014): http://www.aajs.org.au/. He is the founder and convener of the Adelaide Language Festival (e.g. 16-17 May 2014, http://arts.adelaide.edu.au/linguistics/alf/, and 29 November 2017, https://www.lcnau2017.org/adelaide-languages-festival).

Professor Zuckermann has been consultant to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), Oxford University Press (OUP), Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies (University of Miami), and Leyvik House, The Israeli Center for Yiddish Culture, Tel Aviv. He is Editorial Board Member of Journal of Language Contact, Jewish Contemporary Review, Mizrekh: Jewish Studies in the Far East, Israeli Journal of Humor Research, The Open Applied Linguistics Journal; Scientific Committee Member of Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE); Academic Committee Member of the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism (YIISA); Thought Leader of Creativity Australia, Melbourne; and Advisory Board Member of Gifted Speech.

He has been referee for Yale University Press (YUP), Cambridge University Press (CUP), Oxford University Press (OUP), Languages in Contrast, Australian Journal of Linguistics, Balshanut Ivrit (Hebrew Linguistics), Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, International Journal of Lexicography, CamLing (Conference in Language Research, University of Cambridge), Israel Science Foundation (ISF), The Leverhulme Trust, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP), and the Academic Research Fund of Singapore's National Institute of Education (NIE). In 2008 he was President of the Jury of the BIFF Interfaith Award for Promoting Humanitarian Values, Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF).

He has delivered hundreds of keynote speeches, plenary conference papers and invited public lectures, for example in Adelaide, Ann Arbor (Michigan), Armidale (New South Wales), Atlanta (Georgia), Auckland (NZ), Austin (Texas), Bangkok (e.g. Chulalongkorn University), Beer Sheva, Beijing (e.g. Peking University, Capital Normal University), Bellagio (Italy), Bergamo, Berkeley (California), Bloomington (Indiana), Boston (Massachusetts), Boulder (Colorado), Brisbane, Bristol, Cambridge (UK), Canberra (e.g. AIATSIS), Chengdu (Sichuan, China), Chongqing (China), Christchurch (NZ), Darwin, Duino (Trieste, Italy), Dunedin (NZ), Duyun (Guizhou, China), Eilat (Israel), Gainesville (Florida), Gedera (Israel), Guangzhou (Guangdong, China), Haifa, Hamilton (NZ), Hangzhou (China), Heidelberg (Germany), Hod HaSharon (Israel), Hohhot (Inner Mongolia), Hong Kong (e.g. Hong Kong University), Honolulu (Hawai'i), Istanbul, Jerusalem (e.g. Hebrew University), Jinan (Shandong University, China), Kaifeng (China), Kfar Saba, Košice (Slovakia), Kunming (e.g. Yunnan University), London (e.g. SOAS and UCL), Los Angeles, Madrid, Mandalay (Myanmar/Burma), Melbourne, Miami (Florida), Moscow, Munich, Nanjing (China), Napier (NZ), New Brunswick (New Jersey), New York City (e.g. NYU), Norfolk Island (Pacific Ocean), Orlando (Florida), Oxford, Port Lincoln (Australia), Poznan (Poland), Princeton (New Jersey), Ramat Gan (Israel), Rehovot (e.g. Weizmann Institute of Science), Reunion Island (Indian Ocean), Rishon LeZion (Israel), Roehampton (UK), Rosh HaNikra (Israel), San Diego (California), Santiago de Cuba, Shanghai (e.g. Jiao Tong University), Shenzhen (China), Singapore, Stanford (California), Suva (Fiji), Suzhou (China), Sydney, Tampa (Florida), Tangshan (China), Tel Aviv, Tempe (Arizona), Tianjin (e.g. Nankai University), Tiv'on, Toowoomba (Queensland), Trieste (Italy), Tucson (Arizona), Tokyo (e.g. Tokyo University), Vilnius (Lithuania), Wellington (NZ), Whyalla (Australia), Xi'an (China), Xuzhou (China), Yinchuan (Ningxia, China), Zhuhai (Guangdong, China), and Zikhron Yaakov (Israel).

Professor Zuckermann has featured in dozens of TV programmes in the United Kingdom (e.g. BBC2), Israel (e.g. Channel 1, Channel 2, Channel 10, Channel 23, YES, YES DOCO), New Zealand (e.g. TVNZ Marae Investigates) and Australia (e.g. SBS Living Black, ABC1 Midday Report, NITV Evening News), and in hundreds of radio programmes in Australia (e.g. three ABC Lingua Franca programmes, an ABC Encounter programme with David Rutledge, an ABC Big Ideas panel broadcast on 15 April 2010, an ABC Life Matters interview with Richard Aedy on 19 July 2011, numerous SBS interviews in Israeli, Yiddish, Italian and English, 6PR Perth, 3ZZZ Melbourne, Noongar Radio Perth, CAAMA Alice Springs, The Wire, Radio Adelaide, Cairns, Brisbane...), Israel (e.g. Galey Tzahal, Reshet Alef, Reshet Bet, Kol Israel), UK (e.g. BBC World Service), Spain (e.g. Radio Sefarad), New Zealand, South Africa and Germany.

He has featured in thousands of newspaper articles in the United Kingdom (e.g. Reuters), USA (e.g. The Forward), Canada (e.g. Globe and Mail), Israel (e.g. Haaretz, Maariv, Yediot Aharonot, Jerusalem Post, English Haaretz, Ynet, NRG, Time Out, Makor Rishon, Erev Erev, HaIr), the Netherlands (e.g. Trouw), Spain (e.g. Terra), Sweden (e.g. Språktidningen), New Zealand (e.g. Waikato Times, Otago Daily Times, New Zealand Jewish Chronicle), Germany (Jüdische Zeitung), Norfolk Island and Australia (e.g. The Australian (1) (2), Courier Mail, Australian Jewish News, Rhapsody, E-ton, Galus Australis).

Short clips from recent BBC interviews of Professor Zuckermann by Stephen Fry (on Fry's Planet Word) can be found at http://vimeo.com/channels/357807/44019045 (Hebrew Revival) and http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00ksqzk (The Politics of Language).

In 1993-6 Professor Zuckermann taught preparatory courses for various psychometric examinations (e.g. GMAT) at Kidum Institute, Tel Aviv, and co-authored four books in this field. Other interests include opera (in particular Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti and Mozart), film, photography, constrained literature, poetry, paleo-anthropology and human migration, cultural immersion through travel, and world politics.

Hebrew name: גלעד צוקרמן

Chinese name: 诸葛漫

Japanese name: 佐藤幸永

MOOC

As of 2018, Professor Zuckermann's AdelaideX MOOC "Language Revival: Securing the Future of Endangered Languages" (https://www.facebook.com/Revivalistics/) has attracted 12.000 learners from 190 countries, including the following:

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo (the Democratic Republic of the)
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Estonia
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Grenada
Guam
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Isle of Man
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Libya
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palestinian Authority
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Réunion
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Somalia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

In the media:

http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/adelaidex/2017/09/26/celebrating-linguistic-diversity-a-qa-with-ghilad-zuckermann/

Research interests include:
  •  Revivalistics, Revival linguistics, cultural contact as manifested in language, comparative lexicology, historical linguistics, language and identity, sociolinguistics, lexical and grammatical borrowing, language genesis and evolution, Jewish languages, English as the global language, endangered languages and dialects.
Current research includes:
  •  Revivalistics: Reclamation, revitalization and reinvigoration; maintenance and empowerment; of indigenous or minority languages, dialects and cultures, Native Tongue Title (proposed compensation for language loss), language rights, linguistic revival and survival, multiple causation, hybridity, the genesis of the Israeli language, Australian Aboriginal languages, Barngarla (Parnkalla) (Aboriginal language of Port Lincoln, Port Augusta...), Maori, lexical expansion in Mandarin Chinese, alternative language teaching methods, language planning, language academies, language and religion, internationalization of China's linguistics, corpus lexicography, forensic linguistics, trademarks, branding.
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2014 - 2015 Distinguished Visiting Professor East China Normal University
    2014 Distinguished Visiting Professor Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    2013 - 2014 Acting Head of Discipline University of Adelaide
    2013 - 2014 Research Fellow Tel Aviv University
    2013 - 2014 Acting Undergraduate Coordinator University of Adelaide
    2012 - 2015 Visiting Professor Weizmann Institute of Science
    2012 - 2013 Visiting Professor Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    2012 - 2012 Post-Graduate Coordinator University of Adelaide
    2012 Visiting Professorial Scientist, Pilpel Genomics Lab Weizmann Institute of Science
    2011 Honours Coordinator University of Adelaide
    2011 Professor of Linguistics & Chair of Endangered Languages The University of Adelaide
    2010 - 2015 Project 211 Distinguished Visiting Professor and ‘Shanghai Oriental Scholar’ Shanghai International Studies University
    2010 - 2015 Visiting Professor Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    2010 - 2010 Distinguished Visiting Professor Šafárik University
    2007 - 2011 Discovery Fellow Australian Research Council (ARC)
    2006 - 2011 Associate Professor University of Queensland
    2004 - 2006 Research Fellow La Trobe University
    2003 - 2004 Visiting Professor Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
    2003 - 2004 Visiting Professor University of Miami
    2003 - 2004 Visiting Professor University of Haifa
    2003 - 2003 Rockefeller Foundation (New York) Resident Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio Study and Conference Center
    2002 - 2002 Research Grant holder British Academy
    2001 - 2002 Visiting Professor National University of Singapore
    2001 - 2001 Dorot Postdoctoral Fellow University of Texas at Austin
    2000 - 2004 Gulbenkian Research Fellow University of Cambridge
    2000 - 2001 Postdoctoral Fellow National Foundation for Jewish Culture
    1999 - 1999 Fellow Kokuritu Kokugo Kenkyuuzyo
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2015 Award Australian of The Day Australia
    2013 Achievement Visiting Professorial Scientist Weizmann Institute of Science Israel
    2013 Fellowship Resarch Fellow TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
    2012 Fellowship Visiting Professor ISRAEL INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    2012 Award The University of Adelaide Deputy Vice Chancellor Research Award
    2012 Fellowship Visiting Professorial Scientist and Visiting Professor WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE (Rehovot, Israel) Australia
    2011 Fellowship Shanghai Oriental Scholar SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL STUDIES UNIVERSITY (Shanghai, China) China
    2011 Fellowship Oriental Scholar Distinguished Professorial Fellow Shanghai International Studies University China
    2011 Research Award The University of Adelaide Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant
    2011 Fellowship ARC Discovery Fellow THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
    2010 Fellowship ‘Project 211’ Leader SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL STUDIES UNIVERSITY China
    2010 Fellowship Project 211 Distinguished Professorial Fellowship China
    2007 Fellowship Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Fellowship (DP0770414) ARC Australia
    2006 Fellowship ARC Discovery Fellow THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
    2004 Fellowship Research Fellow La Trobe University
    2003 Invitation Rockefeller Foundation (New York) Resident BELLAGIO STUDY AND CONFERENCE CENTER (ITALY)
    2001 Fellowship Dorot Postdoctoral Fellow UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN
    2001 Fellowship Dorot Postdoctoral Fellowship
    2000 Fellowship Gulbenkian Research Fellow University of Cambridge
    2000 Fellowship Postdoctoral Fellowship Memorial Foundation of Jewish Culture United States
    1999 Fellowship Sasakawa Fund Fellow NATIONAL LANGUAGE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (TOKYO)
    1997 Scholarship Scatherd European Scholarship University of Oxford United Kingdom
    1997 Scholarship Denise Skinner Graduate Scholarship St Hugh's College, University of Oxford United Kingdom
    1997 Scholarship Doctoral Scholarship Memorial Foundation of Jewish Culture United States
    1997 Scholarship Scholarship Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation United Kingdom
    1996 Scholarship British Chevening Scholarship British Foreign Office United Kingdom
    1993 Scholarship Scholarship at the Interdisciplinary Programme for Fostering Excellence Tel Aviv University Israel
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Arabic
    Chinese (Mandarin)
    English
    Esperanto
    French
    German
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    Hebrew
    Italian
    Latin
    Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE); Imperial Aramaic (700-300 BCE)
    Spanish; Castilian
    Yiddish
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2000 - 2003 University of Cambridge United Kingdom Ph.D. (Cantab.) (titular)
    1997 - 2000 University of Oxford United Kingdom D.Phil. (Oxon.)
    1993 - 1997 Tel Aviv University Israel M.A. (summa cum laude)
  • Research Interests

Current
  • 2017-present National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant APP1129796 (with Alex Brown): Examining the impact of language reclamation on social and emotional well being among the Barngarla ($1,111,633).
  • 2016-present Indigenous Languages and Arts (ILA) grant: Barngarla Aboriginal language reclamation
Past (selection)
  • 2007-11 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Fellowship DP0770414: Language Revival in the Middle East: The Genesis of Israeli ('Modern Hebrew') – Lessons for the Revival of No-Longer Spoken Australian Languages.
  • 2012-15 Indigenous Languages Support (ILS) grant: Mobile Language Team (collaborator) ($1,050,000).
  • 2012-16 Indigenous Languages Support (ILS) grant: Barngarla Aboriginal language reclamation workshops.
  • 2010-14 Project 211 (China): Internationalizing China's Linguistics.
  • 2012-13 The University of Adelaide Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Grant.
  • 2011-12 The University of Adelaide Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Grant.
  • 2002 British Academy Research Grant: The Camouflaged Lexical Influence of English on the World’s Languages.

Teaching Activities 

Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann convenes and teaches various undergraduate and postgraduate courses, for example the following:

NEW Courses Taught
Course Title Institution Course Level/ Code
Language Revival: Securing the Future of Endangered Languages University of Adelaide edX MOOC
Revival Linguistics: Language Reclamation and Wellbeing University of Adelaide LING 2050
Languages in a Global Society University of Adelaide LING 2037
Languages in the 21st Century: Cultural Contact and New Words University of Adelaide LING 2049
Language Planning University of Adelaide LING 5000
Revivalistics, Cross-Fertilization & Wellbeing University of Adelaide LING 3050
Enquiring Mind Core Course (Faculty of Arts) University of Adelaide LING 1007
Foundations of Linguistics University of Adelaide LING 1101
Language and Ethnography of Communication University of Adelaide LING 1102
Reclaiming Languages: A Kaurna Case Study University of Adelaide LING 2039
Cross-Cultural Communication University of Adelaide LING 2038
Morphology and Syntax University of Adelaide LING 2046
Phonology and Phonetics University of Adelaide LING 2040
Language and Meaning University of Adelaide LING 5004
Adelaide Linguistics Research Colloquium
Other Courses Taught
Course Title Institution Course Level/ Code
Enquiring Mind Core Course (Faculty of Arts) University of Adelaide LING 1007
Foundations of Linguistics University of Adelaide LING 1101
Language and Ethnography of Communication University of Adelaide LING 1102
Reclaiming Languages: A Kaurna Case Study University of Adelaide LING 2039
Cross-Cultural Communication University of Adelaide LING 2038
Morphology and Syntax University of Adelaide LING 2046
Phonology and Phonetics University of Adelaide LING 2040
Language and Meaning University of Adelaide LING 5004
Other courses:
  • Language Revival
  • Language Contact
  • Lexical Expansion
  • Borrowing
  • Semantics
  • Multiple Causation
  • Linguistic Research Writing
  • How to be both Original and Scholarly 

Professor Zuckermann has served as Post-Graduate Coordinator (PGC) and, as of July 2013, he is Head of the Linguistics Discipline, Undergraduate Coordinator and Linguistics Honours Coordinator.

Please contact Professor Zuckermann if you would like to give a lecture on any linguistic topic at the University of Adelaide.

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Principal Supervisor Reconstruction of Barngarla Lexicon from Primary and Secondary Sources Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mrs Ingrid Michelle Kerrigan
    2017 Principal Supervisor Semantic Preference in Chinese Business English Words: a Corpus-based Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Yumei Cui
    2016 Principal Supervisor Arabic, Israeli, Hebrew Code Switching in the Arab, Israeli, Muslim , Christian and Druze Sectors - linking Conversational Code Switching to Questions of Social Identity: A Qualitative Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Afifa Eve Kheir Ferro
    2015 Principal Supervisor Minority and Indigenous Language Policy and Planning on Tertiary Education in Metropolises of P.R.C. and Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Jie Yang
    2014 Co-Supervisor Foreign Language Diction for Singers in Music Academies: Current Pedagogical Methods, Best International Practice, and a Proposed New Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Penelope Cashman
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor A Grammar of Solor - Lamaholot, A Language of Flores, Eastern Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yosep Bisara Kroon
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Applying SFL to the Quran: Textual Metafunction in Some of the Quranic Narratives of Abraham Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Zaid Shihab Alamiri
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2014 - ongoing Member Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Australia
    2014 - ongoing Member UNESCO International Conference on Language
    2014 - ongoing Member Leyvik House The Israeli Center for Yiddish Culture, Tel Aviv Israel
    2014 - ongoing Vice-President Australian Association for Jewish Studies (AAJS)
    2013 - ongoing Founder The Adelaide Language Festival University of Adelaide Australia
    2013 - ongoing Member Research Committee, School of Humanities University of Adelaide Australia
    2013 - ongoing Member Member of the Indigenous Committee, Faculty of Arts (2013-present) University of Adelaide Australia
    2013 - 2015 President Australasian Association for Lexicography (AUSTRALEX)
    2012 - ongoing Member Tarbut Society, Adelaide
    2012 - ongoing Board Member Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL)
    2011 - ongoing Member International Morphology Meeting (IMM)
    2011 - ongoing Member Jewish National Fund (JNF), South Australia Australia
    2011 - 2013 Vice-President Australasian Association for Lexicography (AUSTRALEX)
    2009 - ongoing Member Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE)
    2006 - 2011 Member Keren Heyesod – United Israel Appeal (UIA) Australia
    2005 - 2011 Director The Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA) Yale University
    2004 - ongoing Member Australasian Association for Lexicography (AUSTRALEX)
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2013 - 2014 Member Indigenous Research Committee (chaired by the Pro Vice-Chancellor Research Strategy) Australia
    2012 - ongoing Member Hogarth Club Australia
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2010 - ongoing WhiteSmoke Applied Linguistics, Grammar
    2009 - ongoing Gifted Speech Applied Phonetics United States
    2009 - ongoing Cambridge University Cambridge University Press School or college United States
    2009 - ongoing Shanghai Jiao Tong University Development Office China
    2007 - ongoing Yale University Yale University Press (YUP) United States
    2005 - 2011 University of Miami Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies School or college United States
    2004 - 2008 Burlington English/Burlington Books Applied Phonetics
    2004 - ongoing Invited Speaker, Radio Programs Various
    2004 - ongoing Invited Speaker, TV Programs
    2002 - ongoing Oxford University Oxford University Press (OUP)
    2000 - ongoing Court System in (corpus) lexicography and (forensic) linguistics
    1998 - ongoing Feature Writer and Expert Comments
    1998 - ongoing
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2013 - ongoing Board Member Topics in Humor Research, Book Series John Benjamins
    2011 - ongoing Associate Editor International Journal of Language Studies
    2010 - ongoing Board Member Israeli Journal of Humor Research: An International Journal
    2009 - ongoing Board Member Jewish Contemporary Review
    2007 - ongoing Board Member Mizrekh: Jewish Studies in the Far East
    2007 - ongoing Board Member The Open Applied Linguistics Journal
    2004 - ongoing Board Member Journal of Language Contact
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2013 - ongoing Non-Executive Director MindShift Australia
    2009 - ongoing Thought Leader Creativity Australia Australia
    2009 - 2009 Participating Chair Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF)
    2008 - 2012 Keynote Speaker Limmud Galil (Annual Festival of Jewish Learning & Culture)
    2008 - 2008 Juror BIFF Interfaith Award for Promoting Humanitarian Values, Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF)
    2008 - 2008 Invited Keynote Speaker Limmud NZ (Annual Festival of Jewish Learning & Culture) New Zealand
    2007 - 2010 Lecturer on Jewish Studies and the Hebrew Bible Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Centre, The University of Queensland
    2006 - ongoing Invited Lecturer Leyvik House, The Israeli Center for Yiddish Culture Israel
    2006 - 2006 Invited Professor Betar Australia
    2006 - 2006 Senior Lecturer, The Hebrew Language in its Cultural Context The Melton Graduate Programme, The Florence Melton Adult Mini-School (A Project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Melbourne Australia
    2005 - ongoing Invited Lecturer Limmud Oz (Annual Festival of Jewish Learning & Culture) Australia
    2005 - 2006 Invited Professor, Year 11 Conference Mount Scopus Memorial College, Melbourne
    2005 - 2005 Senior Lecturer Course for the Hebrew Teachers of Victoria, The Hebrew Teachers Association of Victoria, Bialik College, Melbourne
    2004 - 2004 Visiting Professor The Birth of a Modern Language: An Introduction to the History and Culture of Israeli Hebrew, Adult Institute for Jewish Studies, Temple Beth Am, Miami, Florida
    2002 - 2004 Senior Treasurer United World Colleges Society, University of Cambridge
    2002 - 2003 International Selection Examiner United World Colleges
    1997 - 1997 President Oxford University L’Chaim Society
    1993 - 1994 Chairman United World Colleges Israel
    1993 - 1993 Representative Jewish Agency, Quebec Canada
    1989 - 1993 Course commander, Senior Lecturer Israel Defence Forces Israel
    1989 - 1993 Writer of clues for the cryptic crossword Yedioth Ahronoth (Israel’s largest daily newspaper)
    1986 - 1987 Chairman B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Eilat Israel
  • Position: Prof of Linguistics & Endangered Languages
  • Phone: 83135247
  • Email: ghilad.zuckermann@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4341
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 9
  • Room: 9 18
  • Org Unit: Linguistics

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