Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann is a leading expert in ‘revivalistics’ and Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages at the University of Adelaide. His study of language, culture and identity has taken him across the world, he is highly acclaimed in the media, and he has been instrumental in the revival of many languages in Australia and abroad. Professor Zuckermann speaks to Gman this morning about the importance of language and how he is helping mob in Australia.
Professor Zuckerman has been an authority on linguistics for many years and his first hand experience at helping to revive languages that have been lost, speaks volumes. It is his firm belief, one that has been proven by other scholars in varied fields, that language is tied to many aspects of a person's wellbeing. "Personal identity, community empowerment, cultural autonomy, spiritual, intellectual sovereignty and improved wellbeing are just some of the added benefits that come from a people being proficient in and reconnected to their language," Professor Zuckerman.