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LINGUIST List 19.2217

Sat Jul 12 2008

Qs: Survey: Spread of Yiddish/Hebrew in North America

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        1.    Sarah Benor, Survey: Spread of Yiddish/Hebrew in North America

Message 1: Survey: Spread of Yiddish/Hebrew in North America
Date: 10-Jul-2008
From: Sarah Benor <sbenorhuc.edu>
Subject: Survey: Spread of Yiddish/Hebrew in North America
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Dear colleagues,
Please help us circulate this survey.
Thank you,
Sarah Bunin Benor

You are invited to participate in an interesting and entertaining survey
about language. Essentially, we’re asking about the spread of Yiddish (and
some Hebrew) among English speakers in North America. We’re turning to both
Jews and non-Jews to answer questions like these: Who uses Yiddish words
like “shmooze” and “daven” and phrases like “Money, shmoney”? Why do some
people say “temple” while others say “shul”? Who prefers biblical names
for their babies? Your responses will help us answer these and other
questions, and you might learn something about yourself in the process.
Please set aside 15-20 minutes, and click on this link to participate.


We are hoping to get responses from people of all religions, ages, and
regions of the United States and Canada. If you have any questions, feel
free to e-mail Prof. Sarah Bunin Benor huc.edu> or Prof. Steven M.
Cohen aol.com>.


Prof. Sarah Bunin Benor
Prof. Steven M. Cohen
Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

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