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Department of Hebrew and Semitic Languages at Bar-Ilan University offers courses in Hebrew, other Semitic languages and Assyriology.
Studies in Hebrew are aimed at qualifying students in the following fields, among others: Biblical Hebrew, Mishnaic Hebrew, Medieval Hebrew, traditions of Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, Hebrew and Jewish languages; phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, lexicology, lexicography, contact linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, onomastics.
In the Semitic languages various dialects of Aramaic are taught, including Biblical Aramaic, Jewish Palestinian Aramaic and Jewish Babylonian Aramaic, in addition to other ancient Semitic languages. Studies in Assyriology include studies of Akkadian and Sumerian in cuneiform and in transliteration.