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Title: Language in Jewish Society
Subtitle: Towards a New Understanding
Written By: John Myhill
Series Title: Multilingual Matters

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.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Hebrew
Yiddish, Eastern
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853597619
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 248
Prices: U.S. $ 124.95
U.K. £ 69.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1853597600
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 248
Prices: U.S. $ 49.95
U.K. £ 26.95