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Text and the City Part 2: Hebrew Slang in Tel Aviv

Thursday, September 7
12:00pm Pacific Time | 3:00pm Eastern Time
Event Details
Explore Tel Aviv’s linguistic tapestry and commentary on contemporary issues through street signs, common slang, tv commercials, and more.

Join us as we dive deeper into the vibrant streets of Tel Aviv, immersing ourselves in the intriguing world of local slang and unraveling the mysteries of Modern Hebrew texts within their urban setting. As we navigate through the city, our exploration will extend beyond mere shop signs and stickers, as we delve into the realm of inclusive language and explore the pulse of contemporary issues that shape Israeli society today. With each step, we’ll uncover the hidden gems of Tel Aviv’s linguistic landscape, deciphering the nuanced expressions that reflect the city’s unique identity. Together, we’ll embark on this enlightening journey, where language intertwines with culture, and tradition meets innovation in the vibrant tapestry of Tel Aviv’s urban life.

Cost: Free
Instructor: Guy Sharett

Guy Sharett  teaches Hebrew in INALCO University (The National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations) in Paris, France. He has a B.A in Linguistics of Hebrew Language from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an M.A from the University of London. Guy, who was born in Ashdod, Israel, speaks seven languages and is the presenter of the Streetwise Hebrew podcast, a bite-size podcast highlighting modern Hebrew and its slang.