PhD student, Hebrew & Aramaic Studies
Subject groups/Research projects
Illan Gonen is studying the grammar of Jewish Zakho, a highly endangered dialect of the Lishana Deni group of North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic, originally thrived in North-West Iraq and nowadays still spoken by one or two dozens of speakers in Jerusalem. In early 2009, he received his MA in Semitic Linguistics from Tel-Aviv University, for his thesis on The Morphophonology of the Verbal Roots in Spoken Israeli Hebrew, after completing his BA in Theoretical Linguistics and East Asian Studies.
Illan is also involved in the Cambridge Endangered Languages and Cultures group (CELC).