The Council for Hebrew Language and Culture in North America honored Professor Aaron Bar-Adon with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its second annual conference on Nov. 3, 2014, in Newark, New Jersey.
Bar-Adon, a professor emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin, was recognized for his invaluable contribution to the study, advancement and dissemination of the Hebrew language worldwide. He is a prominent linguist and Hebraist who pioneered research into the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language, as well as how children learn the language.
At UT Austin, he developed a program of Hebrew language instruction that is now one of the most successful in North America. Bar-Adon was also elected an honorary member of the Hebrew Language Academy, which is rarely bestowed on Hebraists outside of Israel.
“After only one year since the founding of the Hebrew Language Council, we are pleased with the response from communities from all parts of the country,” said Aryeh Kobrin, chairman of the Hebrew Language Council. “The award to Professor Bar-Adon reflects the broad geographic and professional scope of the efforts we are continuing to make.”