The Department of Hebrew Language addresses a wide range of individual interests in its field. It seeks to present different perspectives on Hebrew’s diverse forms, functions, registers, and styles.
The Department offers instruction on the systematic aspects of language, as well as its heterogeneous and incidental characteristics. Studies include such topics as early Hebrew and its affinity to other Semitic languages, such as Akkadian, Aramaic, and Arabic, along with Hebrew’s historical development to the present.
Departmental studies and research touch upon numerous academic fields, including sociology, psychology, neurology, anthropology, philosophy, literature, and art. Fields such as sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics reflect and develop this interdisciplinary nature.