Lewis H. Glinert

Academic Appointments

Professor of Hebrew Studies
Affiliate, Linguistics Program

305 Bartlett Hall
HB 6178
Middle Eastern Studies
B.A. Magdalen College, Oxford University (French and German) 1971
Ph.D. School of Oriental and African Studies, London University (Linguistics), 1974

Selected Publications

"Language for Actionable Recommendations in Clinical Guidelines: Avoiding Hedging and Equivocation"  (co-author: Richard S. Klasco). Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 317:6 (February 14, 2017)

The Story of Hebrew. Princeton University Press (2017)

A Screenful of Sugar? Investigating Prescription Drug Web Sites (Co-author Jon Schommer), Peter Lang International (2014)

Prescription drug brand Web sites: Guidance where none exists, Innovations in Pharmacy 1:1 (2010) 1-15

“Apologizing to China: Elastic apologies and the meta-discourse of American diplomats”. Intercultural Pragmatics 7:1 (2010) 47-74

“Chemotherapy as language: sound symbolism in cancer medication names." (Co-author Gregory Abel) Social Science and Medicine 66 (2008) 1863-1869

“TV Commercials for Prescription Drugs: A Discourse Analytic Perspective,” Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy , 1:2 (2006) 158-184.

“Hazard Information for Industrial Chemicals: The Development of a Policy in Israel,” International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics , 8:1 (2002) 3-22.

“Golem: The Making of a Modern Myth,” Symposium , 55 (Summer 2001) 78-94.

Mamme Dear: A Turn-of-the-Century Collection of Model Yiddish Letters, Jason Aronson (1997).

The Grammar of Modern Hebrew , Cambridge University Press (1989).

"Jewish Humor." In Salvatore Attardo (ed.) Encyclopedia of Humor Studies. SAGE Reference (2013).

"Visual Tools And Narratives: New Ways To Improve Financial Literacy (co-authors: Annamaria Lusardi, Anya Samek, Arie Kapteyn, Angela Hung, Aileen Heinberg). Journal of Pension Economics and Finance (July 2017) 297-323

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Works in progress

language and narrative in FedSpeak

communication in jewish law

Selected works and activities

Patient-oriented medical communications and Internet advertising;

policy and practice for safety instructions;

The Dartmouth Jewish Sound Archive.