Lecture by Honorary Doctor Geoffrey Khan

  • Date: –18:00
  • Location: Engelska parken Humanistiska teatern
  • Lecturer: Geoffrey Khan, Regius Professor of Hebrew, Cambridge
  • Organiser: The Faculty of Languages
  • Contact person: Eleanor Coghill
  • Föreläsning

Public lecture by the Faculty of Languages’ Honorary Doctor 2018, Professor Geoffrey Khan, with the title Some aspects of the copula and cleft constructions in Hebrew and Aramaic.

Geoffrey Khan, Regius Professor of Hebrew at Cambridge, UK, is a leading researcher in several fields within the Semitic languages. In philology and linguistics he has studied Arabic, Hebrew and Aramaic, and his research has dealt with everything from Hebrew text history and medieval Arabic publishing and grammar to documentation of Neo-Aramaic dialects. He has made great efforts to document threatened dialects within the north-eastern Neo-Aramaic, which was originally spoken in northern Iraq, southeast Turkey and western Iran. Professor Khan has also produced extensive grammatical descriptions and found an interest in Biblical Hebrew. He has a long relation to Semitic languages in Uppsala and has participated in seminars and workshops, and has received PhD students from Uppsala in Cambridge. He is a close partner, not least within Neo-Aramaic research.