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.
Many of the most important English vocabulary may already exist in native
lexicons. This pioneering book examines Japanese lexical borrowing,
clarifies the effect of cognates on foreign language acquisition, assesses
Japanese cognates that correspond to high-frequency and academic English,
and discusses using this resource in teaching. Extensive lists of loanword
cognates are included.