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Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures



Lewis Glinert

Lewis Glinert

Professor (Hebrew)
BA, Oxford (French and German), 1971
Ph.D, London (Linguistics), 1974

  • Joined the faculty in 1997

Academic Interests

  • Jewish and Israeli literature and culture
    Hebrew and Yiddish linguistics
    Risk communications and labeling
    Discourse analysis

Selected Courses

  • AMEL 17/LING 11/AMES 40.07: Discourse and identity in Asia and the Middle East
  • HEB 10/JWS 16/AMES 17: Introduction to Hebrew and Israeli Culture
  • Hebrew 61/JWS 40: Film, fiction and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • Hebrew 63/CL41/JWS 20: From Genesis to Seinfeld: Jewish Humor and its Roots
  • AMEL 18/AMES 40.08: Language, conflict and nation-building in Asia and the Middle East

Selected Publications

  • The Story of Hebrew, Princeton University Press, 2017
  • The Grammar of Modern Hebrew, Cambridge University Press, 1989.
  • Golem: The making of a modern myth. Symposium 55(2), pp. 78-94, Summer 2001
  • Jewish Humor. In Encyclopedia of Humor Studies (ed. Salvatore Attardo). SAGE Reference, 2013
  • Product safety information and language policy in an advanced Third World economy: The case of Israel. Journal of Consumer Policy, 19(4), 1996, 411-438.
  • Hazard Information for Industrial Chemicals: The Development of a Policy. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics 8(1), 2002, 3-22.
  • TV commercials for prescription drugs: A discourse analytic perspective. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 1(2), 2006, 158-184.
  • "A Screenful of Sugar? Investigating Prescription Drug Web Sites"(Co-author Jon Schommer), Peter Lang International (2014)