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Mon Feb 05 2007

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        1.    Deborah Schiffrin, Jewish Languages, Identities, and Cultures


Message 1: Jewish Languages, Identities, and Cultures
Date: 01-Feb-2007
From: Deborah Schiffrin <schiffrdgeorgetown.edu>
Subject: Jewish Languages, Identities, and Cultures


Jewish Languages, Identities, and Cultures

Date: 18-Feb-2007 - 19-Feb-2007
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Contact: Deborah Schiffrin
Contact Email: schiffrdgeorgetown.edu
Meeting URL: http://pjc.georgetown.edu/events.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The Symposium will examine how Jews have been making and remaking identities and
cultures through language and other symbolic media over time, across place and
within genres. For Jews, relationships among language, identity and culture have
been reshaped, and have been reshaping one another, for thousands of years. Each
one of these different facets of Jewish life has been woven and rewoven together
over time and across the many different places where Jews have lived (from
ancient Israel, the wide ranging Diaspora in Europe, Asia and the Americas, to
modern Israel). Likewise, Jewish representations of selfhood, nation and culture
appear within a wide variety of genres ranging from religious texts to oral
story telling, oral history, fiction, drama and music, each of which provides
different formal and performance options for weaving language together with
identity and culture.

A conference on Transcending Boundaries: Jewish Languages, Identities, and
Cultures to be held February 18-19, 2007 at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Conference schedule and on-line registration are at
http://pjc.georgetown.edu/events.html.
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