A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities that will be enjoyed by the general reader, and is essential reading for students and researchers interested in the study of Middle Eastern languages, Jewish studies, and sociolinguistics.
This popular text examines literacy from a multidimensional and
interdisciplinary perspective. It "unpackages" the various dimensions of
literacy--linguistic, cognitive, sociocultural, and developmental--and at
the same time accounts for the interrelationships among them. The goal is
to provide a conceptual foundation upon which literacy curriculum and
instruction in school settings can be grounded.