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Title: Contagious Couplings
Subtitle: Transmission of Expressives in Yiddish Echo Phrases
Written By: Mark R. V. Southern
URL: http://www.greenwood.com/catalog/C8087.aspx
Description:

Contagious Couplings, by Mark R. V. Southern, examines relationships
between native languages and Yiddish. It highlights the historical and
sociolinguistic development of Turkic, Iranian, South Asian, Slavic, Greek,
Balkan, Judezmo, Armenian, Georgian, and Basque languages. One of the main
focuses is on the adopted post-medieval and pre-modern Yiddish-speaking
Ashkenazi homelands of Eastern Europe. The book emphasizes the role of
ludic or playful modifications of a language's structures at the colloquial
level as sources of linguistic change. And, it goes further to say that
expressive language, linguistic iconicity, and etymological analysis can
all complement and enrich each other.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Ladino
Yiddish, Eastern
Yiddish, Western
Language Family(ies): Basque
Slavic Subgroup
Iranian
Turkic
Armenian
Greek subgroup
Balkan Romani
Georgian
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Versions:
Format: Electronic
ISBN: 0313068445
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 374
Prices: U.S. $ 109.95
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0275980871
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 374
Prices: U.S. $ 99.95