Academy of the Arabic Language in Israel
|Agency executive||Mahmoud Ghanayem, President|
The Arabic Language Academy (Arabic: مجمع اللغة العربية; Hebrew: אקדמיה ללשון ערבית) is a supreme institution for science and research of the Arabic language in Israel seated in Haifa which established in December 2007. Its powers and functions regulated by a Knesset Law approved on March 2007 and they are largely parallel those of the Hebrew Language Academy. The first president of the academy is Prof. Mahmoud Ghanayem.
By the law, the academy aims are:
- Studying the Arabic language throughout the different eras and across all branches.
- Studying the Arabic language structure, terminology, grammar, lexicon, pronunciation, spelling, reading, writing and orthography including innovations in the language and adapting the technology era and advanced computing.
- Editing of dictionaries.
- Studying the arab culture and literature.
- Establishing contact and cooperation with the Hebrew Language Academy and with Hebrew and Arabic research institutes in Israel and abroad.
- Cooperation with the Ministry of Education and higher education institutions and providing advice in its activity
- Publication of texts and studies and conferences in its field.
- Official website (in Arabic, Hebrew and English)