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Wed Feb 04 2009

FYI: Aramaic Lecture at Rutgers, 16 February 2009

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        1.    Charles Häberl, Aramaic Lecture at Rutgers, 16 February 2009

Message 1: Aramaic Lecture at Rutgers, 16 February 2009
Date: 04-Feb-2009
From: Charles Häberl <haberlrutgers.edu>
Subject: Aramaic Lecture at Rutgers, 16 February 2009
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'"Aramaic Origins and Dialects: a Model for Proto-Afroasiatic"

On Monday, 16 February 2009, William Fulco will deliver a lecture on the
evolution of Aramaic dialects as a model for understanding linguistic
evolution in the greater Afroasiatic language phylum. The lecture will take
place between 1:40 and 3:00 PM in the Alexander Library Scholarly
Communication Center at 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ.

William J. Fulco, S.J., PhD, is the National Endowment for the Humanities
Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Loyola Marymount University
in Los Angeles, California. In addition to a Ph.D. in Near Eastern
Languages and Literatures from Yale University, he holds graduate degrees
in Classics, Philosophy and Theology. His interests encompass ancient
languages, archaeology and Biblical studies, all of which he teaches at
LMU. He has published widely in reconstructive Afroasiatic linguistics and
the study of the Hebrew scriptures.

He is well known for his work in reconstructing Aramaic for the script of
the 2004 film "The Passion of the Christ" directed by Mel Gibson, and is
currently working on a script in Punic for the upcoming film "Hannibal the
Conqueror", directed by Vin Diesel.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is being sponsored by the
Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and
Literatures (AMESALL), The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), the
Office of the Vice President for Undergraduate Education, the Department of
Jewish Studies, and the Department of Comparative Literature. For further
information, please contact Charles Häberl at the Department of African,
Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures, Rutgers, the
State University of New Jersey, Lucy Stone Hall B329, 54 Joyce Kilmer
Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8045, phone (732) 445-8444, email

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Historical Linguistics
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