Rosén, Haiim B.

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ROSÉN, HAIIM B. (1922–1999), Israeli linguist. Born in Vienna, Rosén received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1948; he taught from then at the university and became professor in 1968. His research interests cover a wide range from general and Indo-European linguistics and the linguistic and philological study of classical languages to the study of Israeli Hebrew. His Ha-Ivrit Shellanu (1956) was the first work to examine Israeli Hebrew as the object of modern linguistic analysis and stimulated much academic discussion. He was a member of the Israel Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 1978 was awarded the Israel Prize in the humanities.


Lezikhro shel Haiim Baruch Rosén – Devarim she-Ne'emru bi-Mlot Sheloshim le-Moto, 22 Tishrei 5761, Ha-Akademyah ha-Le'ummit ha-Yisre'elit le-Madda'im; S. Sznol, "The Linguist as Historian – The Contribution of Haiim Rosén to the Study of Ancient and Medieval Jewish History," in: Y. Tobi (ed.), Ha-Ḥug ha-Yisre'eli shel Ḥavrei ha-Ḥevrah ha-Eropit le-Balshanut – Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting, Divrei ha-Mifgash ha-Shenati ha-16 (2000), 5–12.