Academy of the Hebrew Language
האקדמיה ללשון העברית
|Formation||1890 - Hebrew Language Committee|
1953 - Academy of the Hebrew Language
|Purpose||To regulate the Hebrew language|
|Hebrew Language Committee|
The Academy of the Hebrew Language (
The Academy replaced the Hebrew Language Committee (Vaʻad ha-lashon ha-ʻIvrit) established in 1890 by
Its successor, the Academy of the Hebrew Language, has continued this mission of creating new
Although the academy's business is creating new words from Hebrew roots and structures to replace loanwords derived from other languages, its own name is a loanword, "akademya." It addresses this irony on its English website.
The Academy's mission, as defined in its constitution, is "to direct the development of Hebrew in light of its nature" (לכוון את דרכי התפתחותה של הלשון העברית לפי טבעה). The Academy sets standards for modern Hebrew grammar, orthography, transliteration, and punctuation based on the historical development of the language. It also writes a Hebrew Historical Dictionary.