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 short volume provides a comprehensive and synoptic view of Joshua A.
Fishman's contributions to international sociolinguistics. The two
integrative essays provide readers with the essential understandings of
Fishmanian sociolinguistics and his contributions to Yiddish scholarship.
The essays serve as a valuable summary and introduction to the sociology of
language and the sociology of Yiddish. An up-to-date comprehensive
bibliography prepared by Gella Schweid Fishman, as well as Fishman's own
concluding sentiments, complement the integrative essays.