LINGUIST List 15.3338

Tue Nov 30 2004

Books: Sociolinguistics, Hebrew/Yiddish: Myhill

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        1.    Kathryn King, Language in Jewish Society: Myhill

Message 1: Language in Jewish Society: Myhill

Date: 24-Nov-2004
From: Kathryn King <>
Subject: Language in Jewish Society: Myhill

Title: Language in Jewish Society 
 Subtitle: Towards a New Understanding 
 Series Title: Multilingual Matters  
 Publication Year: 2004 
 Publisher: Multilingual Matters
 Book URL: ;
 Author: John Myhill, University of Haifa
 Hardback: ISBN: 1853597619 Pages: 248 Price: U.S. $ 124.95
 Hardback: ISBN: 1853597619 Pages: 248 Price: U.K. £ 69.95
 Paperback: ISBN: 1853597600 Pages: 248 Price: U.S. $ 49.95
 Paperback: ISBN: 1853597600 Pages: 248 Price: U.K. £ 26.95
 This book argues that the usage of language in Jewish societies can be
 understood as following from certain specific principles, particularly
 regarding the relationship between language and identity. Phenomena discussed 
 include the revival of Hebrew, Hebrew in the Diaspora, the survival and
 'sanctification' of Yiddish, the idea of 'Jewish languages', and the role
 of sociolinguistic phenomena in the Holocaust and the Arab-Israeli conflict. 
 Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
 Subject Language(s): Hebrew (Language Code: HBR)
                      Yiddish, Eastern (Language Code: YDD)
 Written In: English  (Language Code: ENG)
 See this book announcement on our website:

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