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.
Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1: The Near and Middle East
This volume is the first comprehensive and systematic description of the
dialect geography of the Arabic language which investigates the methods and
insights developed in the European context and how these can be applied to
the domain of Arabic. It also deals briefly with the problems of the
historical development of the modern Arabic dialects. With the help of 112
maps it examines topics such as types of maps, interpretation of maps,
areal norms and their significance for Arabic and defining dialect borders.
For the first time dialectometrical procedures are applied to Arabic
dialects. It can be used as a practical introduction into Arabic dialect
geography because in addition it discusses extensively methods of designing
dialect geography maps a investigational techniques in the field.