Prof. Gideon Goldenberg

Gideon  Goldenberg

Born 1930, Tel Aviv; Ph.D. 1967, Hebrew University; (Tel Aviv Univ., 1965-1985); Prof. (HU) 1985; Emeritus 1998; Recipient, Israel Prize for Language Sciences, 1993; Member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, since 1996; Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, since 1999. Died 2013.

Research interests included comparative Semitic linguistics, linguistic typology, the history of linguistics thought, the grammatical traditions of Arabic, Syriac, Ethiopic and Hebrew as well as European traditions. In addition, he was a prominent expert in the Semitic languages and of Syriac.