Thursday, January 17, 2013

English theses at the Hebrew U

CONTROVERSY: Theses in English 'erosion of Hebrew': The Academy of the Hebrew Language's president admonishes Hebrew University's decision to allow doctorate theses in English, warning against 'Hebrew's erosion' (Sharar Chai, Ynetnews)

I can sympathize with the Academy's concern for keeping the Hebrew language central to Israeli academia. At the same time, the move to allow English theses will inevitably mean that these theses are more widely read than they would be if they were written in Hebrew.