SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Professor at the Department of Oriental studies, The Faculty of Science and Art, Ilia Chavchavadze State University

Currently a member of the Institute of Comparative Literature at the Ilia State University





Graduated from Tbilisi State University Department of Oriental Studies.  Defended PhD Degree in 1986 in the field of Georgian-Oriental relations.

2006-to present, Professor at the Department of Oriental studies, The Faculty of Science and Art, Ilia Chavchavadze State University.

1994-to present, Lecturer of Hebrew Studies at the Hebrew-Aramaic Department, The Faculty of

Oriental Studies, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

1995-2006, Lecturer of the Hebrew Language at the Department Oriental Languages, The Faculty of Humanities, Sulkhan-Saba State Pedagogical University.

1991-2009, Lecturer of the Hebrew Language at the Department of Hebrew Language, Tbilisi Institute of Asia and Africa and Free University.

1980-2006, Senior Researcher, Department of Semitic Studies, G. Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies of the Georgian Academy of Sciences.

1975-1985, Arabic Language Teacher, Department of Foreign Languages, Tbilisi Palace of Pioneers

and Pupils.

2003 – to present, Curator at The Museum of Academician Kote Tsereteli and Painter Soso Tsereteli. A member of the first convocation of Ilia state University Representative Council.

 

Scientific interests / research interests

Hebrew Philology (in particular, Issues of  Hebrew  Grammar,  Lexicology and Literature); Georgian – Hebrew  Literary  Relations

Books

  • Georgian Version of Aesop’s “Life” and Fables, (Monograph), Tbilisi, 2018
  • Methodology of Verb Teaching in Modern Hebrew, Tbilisi, 2005
  • Hebrew-Georgian Dictionary” (co-authored by M. Gotsiridze), Tbilisi, 2003

Articles

  • The Jewish Phenomenon according to Ancient Georgian Sources, Frankfurter Judaistische Beiträge”, volume 41, it has been submitted to be published, 2017
  • Abbreviations in Modern Hebrew, “Issues of the History and Theory of Culture”, XXIX, Tbilisi, 2014
  • The Jewish phenomenon within the creativity of Gr. Robakidze, “Issues of the History and Theory of Culture”, (oriental miscellany), XXVIII, 2013
  • The Fathers’ Exhortations – Parallels with the Bible, Collection of Comparative Literature, I, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, 2013
  • An-sky’s “Dibuk” – Mystical and Philosophical Parallels with Gr. Robakidze, Kadmos (Scientific Peer-Reviewed Journal of Humanitarian Studies), III, Tbilisi, 2011
  • Peculiarities of Formation of Abstract Nouns in Hebrew, Kadmos (Scientific Peer-Reviewed Journal of Humanitarian Studies), I, Tbilisi, 2010

An extensive list of publications

  • “Father’s Exhortations” -אבות ‘פרק, the Middle East and Georgia, VI, Tbilisi, 2013
  • Hebrew Thematic in Old Georgian Literature, “Issues of the History and Theory of Culture”, XXVII, Tbilisi, 2012
  • Ideological and Thematic Peculiarities of the “Father’s Exhortations”, Semiotics (Scientific Journal), N10, Tbilisi, 2011
  • Abstract Nouns Suffixed by -ut in Modern Hebrew – “Issues of the History and Theory of Culture” (Jewish Scientific Collected Papers), XXVI, 2010
  • Internationalisms in Modern Hebrew, Semitic Researches, VII, 2008
  • Non-Communicative Phraseological Units of Jewish, Perspective XXI, 9, 2007
  • On Teaching Hebrew Phraseological Units; “The Questions of the History and Theory of Culture” (Jewish Miscellany), XXIII, 2007
  • Concerning One of the Sources of Hebrew Proverbs – The “Fathers’ Teachings, “Perspective-XXI”, VII (II), 2006
  • For Teaching Verbs’ Conjugation of נפעל, “ The Questions of the History and Theory of Culture”, XV, 2005
  • For Teaching “Gronit” Verbs of Pa’al, “The Questions of the History and Theory of Culture”, XV, 2005
  • Teaching of Hebrew Proverbs, “The Questions of the History and Theory of Culture”, XXII, 2005
  • The Writings of Itskhak David (review), Proceedings of Kote Еsereteli International Сonference, 2005
  • The Second Period of Hebrew Language Development, “Language, Translation and Literature”, X, 2004
  • Basic Factors of Synonym Emergence in the Hebrew Language (co-authored by L. Bakhtadze), TSU Works (Oriental Studies), 361, 2004
  • Studying the Complex Sentences, TSU Works (Oriental Studies), 361, 2004
  • For Teaching Weak Basis Verbs of Pa’al, TSU Works (Oriental Studies), 361, 2004
  • Regarding the Phenomenon of Homonymy in Modern Hebrew, “Studia Semitica”, VI, 2003

Conference Proceedings:

  • On the Transformation of the Surnames of Georgian Jews in Israel, Kote Tsereteli II International Scientific Conference ”Semitological Researches”, Georgian National Library, Tbilisi, 15-17 October, 2018
  • The Reflection of Social Factors in the Speech of Georgian Jews, International Workshop “The speech of Georgian Jews in Israel”, Chikobava Institute of Linguistics of Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, September 25, 2018
  • Sociolinguistic Aspect of the Georgian Jews’ Speech, 11th European Congress of Jewish Studies (EAJS), Krakow, Poland, July, 2018 (co-authored by T. Lomtadze)
  • Hate Speech in Israeli and Georgian Political Discourse, XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018(co-authored by A. Kvirikashvili)
  • The Jewish phenomenon in Georgian literature (The late 19th and the early 20th centuries), The Seventeenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, 6-10-VIII, 2017
  • “Aliyah” to Jerusalem/Israel (co-authored by T. Lomtadze), Arnold Chikobavas’s Readings, XXVIII, Arn. Chikobava Institute of Linguistics, April 28, 2017
  • The First “Aliyah” and Cultural-Literary Upheavals in Israel, IV International Scientific Conference “Intercultural Dialogues”, October 27-29, Telavi, 2017
  • The Jewish Phenomenon in Akaki Tsereteli’s Creative Works, Kote Tsereteli International Scientific Conference Semitological Researches Tbilisi, Georgian National Library, Tbilisi, 16-17 September, 2017
  • Jewish Phenomenon in Ilia Chavchavadze’s Creative Works, VI International Conference of Comparative Literature, Ilia State University, October, 2017
  • Some Samples of Writing Fables According to Georgian Manuscripts, V International Conference of Comparative Literature, Tbilisi, October, 2015
  • The Jewish Phenomenon in Contemporary (XX century) Georgian literature , International Workshop in Jerusalem, 2015 February
  • Pronouns and Pronominal Suffixes in the Neo-Aramaic of Jews from Salmas, X Congress of the EAJS, Paris, 20-24 July, 2014
  • Translation of An-sky’s “The Dybbuk” by Bialik, International Conference “The Jews of Georgia, the Caucasus and Central Asia”, Bar-Ilan University, September 7-12, 2014
  • Georgian and Hebrew Translations of An-sky’s “The Dybbuk”, V International Conference of Comparative Literature, September, 2014
  • Anti-Judaistic Manuscripts in Old Georgian Literature, Fourth International Conference of Comparative Literature, Ilia State University, September, 2013
  • Linguistic Peculiarities of “Fathers’ Exhortations”, III International Conference of Comparative Literature, 2012
  • Jewish Phenomenon within Georgian Literature,International Conference on “Multiethnic City Model and Jewish Intellectuals in the search of Cultural-Linguistic Identity”, 2011
  • An-sky’s “The Dybbuk” – Parallels with Vazha-Pshavela and Gr. Robakidze, II International Conference of Comparative Literature, 2011
  • Basic Sources of Hebrew Proverbs, Kote Tsereteli International Conference, Tbilisi, 2006
  • Georgian Manuscripts with Hebrew Thematic, Proceedings of Kote Tsereteli International Conference, 2005

Current Courses

Course Catalog

Bachelor’s Degree:
• The East – Stereotype and Reality (Spring semester)
• The Prose by Shalom Aleikhem and Perets and the Poetry by Famous Jewish Poets (Spring semester)
• Introduction to the Bible (Spring semester)
• The Language of the Bible (Spring semester)
• Morphology of the Hebrew Language (Autumn semester)
• Introduction to the Bible (Autumn semester)
• Culture and Civilization of the Near East (Autumn semester)
Master’s Degree:
• Linguistic Analysis of Political Documents (Jewish) (Spring semester)
• Linguistic Analysis of Economic Documents (Jewish) (Autumn semester)
Doctorate Degree:
• Doctoral Seminar I (Spring Semester)
• Research Seminar (Autumn Semester)
• Doctoral Seminar II (Autumn Semester)

Bachelor’s Degree:
• History of Hebrew Literature (Old Period)
• History of Hebrew Literature (New Period)
• Peculiarities of Phonetics of the Jewish Language
• Morphology of the Hebrew Language I
• Morphology of the Hebrew Language II
• Syntax of the Hebrew Language
• Lexicology of the Hebrew Language
• History of “Aliyah” and Contemporary Public Figures
• Prose by Shalom Aleikhem and Perets and the Poetry by Famous Jewish Poets
• The East – Stereotype and Reality
• Culture and Civilization of the Near East (Jewish)
• Introduction to the Bible
• The Books of the Old Testament
• The Language of the Bible
• The Prophets of the Bible
• Practical Course of the Hebrew Language – Basic Level I
• Practical Course of the Hebrew Language – Intermediate Level I, I I
• Practical Course of the Hebrew Language – Intermediate Level III, IV
Master’s Degree:
• Linguistic Analysis of Economic Texts
• Linguistic Analysis of Political Documents
• Linguistic Analysis of Legal and Social Documents

Participation in important international and local grant projects:

• 2016-2019, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, DI-2016-32, Speech of Georgian Jews in Israel, Coordinator
• 2013-2016, The Volkswagen Foundation, 86869, Jewish Identity in Georgia at the Dawn of
Globalization, Key Personnel
• 2005-2008, Linguistic Terminology in Semitic Languages – Arabic, Hebrew, Ethiopic-Geez, Institute of Oriental Studies, Key Personnel
• 2003-2004, The System of Verb-Conjugation in Modern Semitic Languages, Institute of Oriental Studies, Key Personnel
• 2000-2002, Arabic-Georgian and Hebrew-Georgian Dictionary, Institute of Oriental Studies, Key Personnel
• 1997-1999, Georgian-Arabic-Hebrew Dictionary, Institute of Oriental Studies, Key Personnel