HU Prof. Edit Doron Wins Israel Prize

February 7, 2016, Prof. Edit Doron, of the Department of Linguistics and at the Language, Logic and Cognition Center, will be awarded the Israel Prize for her work in the study of understanding the processes that influenced the formation of Modern Hebrew. Prof. Doron is an internationally renowned lingual researcher who specializes in Hebrew and Semitic Languages and analyzes linguistic phenomenas in a variety of languages.  In her groundbreaking research she discovered new phenomena both in today’s spoken Hebrew and in classical Hebrew. Insights from these studies have comprised a basis for research in numerous languages studied by the international scientific community.

The Israel Prize was established in 1953, and has since been awarded during the State of Israel’s Independence Day Israeli citizens or organizations that have displayed excellence in their field or contributed significantly to Israeli culture.

Education Minister Naftali Bennett congratulated Prof. Doron and added: “The Hebrew language developed and renewed itself from generation to generation, yet remains as fresh as ever, just like the nation that speaks it..[we] are the only nation that has maintained its language and culture for thousands of years.”